Moshe Sokol, Ph.D.

Dean and Professor

Lander College for Men is led by Dean Moshe Sokol, who holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Thyssen Foundation Research Fellow, and received semicha from the Israel Torah Research Institute (ITRI) in Jerusalem after seven years of post-high school studies in yeshivos in Philadelphia, New York and Israel. He has taught at the University of Pennsylvania, New York University, and Touro College graduate and undergraduate schools. Dean Sokol has served Touro College in various administrative capacities, including founding and directing the Graduate School of Jewish Studies and a collaborative medical program with the Technion in Israel. He has also served as Senior Program Officer at the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, where he traveled around the world organizing seminars and educational programs.

Widely recognized in his field, Dean Sokol, who holds the rank of full professor, has written or edited four books and published some two dozen articles on ethics and Jewish Studies in major British, American and Israeli journals, and lectured at conferences around the world.


Recent Publications

Judaism Examined: Essays in Jewish Philosophy and Ethics, Touro College Press, 2013

“Elements of Romanticism in the Thought of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik”, Fall 2011,  Modern Judaism, Cambridge University Press         

“Maimonides on Joy”,  in Maimonides and His Time, ed. Lenn E. Goodman, SUNY Press, 2009