Deborah K. Nagler, Ed.D                                                                          Cell: 201.694.5126
697 Ogden Avenue                                                         
Teaneck, NJ 07666                                                                                 Skype: Debknagler






Ed.D Educational Technology Leadership, New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ May 2018 (Dissertation: Women’s Participation in Makerspace Communities of Practice)

M.S., Education Media Design & Technology, Full Sail University, Winter Park, FL 2010

M.A., Jewish Education, Jewish Theological Seminary, New York, NY 1979

B.A., Religious Studies, Washington University, St. Louis, MO 1975





Instructional Designer/Course Manager


NEW JERSEY CITY UNIVERSITY, Jersey City, NJ, January –Present

Adjunct Professor

"Using Integrated Software Across the Curriculum" Jan 2016


GRATZ COLLEGE, Melrose Park, PA Jan 2011 - Present

Adjunct Professor, Educational Technology

“Technology, Leadership, and the Nonprofit Organization” 2017, 2018 (scheduled)

“Technology & The Future Of Jewish Education” 2011, in partnership with the University of Hartford, CT 2013, & 2015

“Using Technology to Build Community & Grow Your Organization” 2012, 2013, 2014

“Technology & the 21st Century Learner” 2012


HEBREW COLLEGE, Newton Centre, MA Jan 2013 – May 2014 Adjunct Professor, Educational Technology

“Technology & Jewish Education in Day Schools” 2013, 2014


SIMNIK.COM, Educational Gaming in VR for 21 Century Classrooms, Berkeley, CA  2010-14 Executive Vice President & Co-founder




HADASSAH WZOA, NY, NY         2004 - 2008

National Director, Leadership Education and Training Division

Responsibilities included development & oversight of departments of Leadership Development, Women’s Health, Political Advocacy in the US, NGO committee at the UN, National Conferences, and Jewish Education; Developed & implemented use of Adobe Connect Classroom for nationwide webinars




Executive Director

Responsibilities included fiscal oversight and grant development; supervision of departments of Professional Development, Adult Education, Family Education, Special Education, Immigrant Acculturation, a regional Hebrew High School, and a regional library of 100K+ volumes.




Responsibilities included fiscal oversight and grant development; supervision of departments of Professional Development, Synagogue Renewal, Family Education; development and management of a three-year, $1M grants process for local agencies


FORT LEE JEWISH CENTER, Fort Lee, NJ  1988 - 1994

Educational Director

Responsibilities included supervision and staffing of a supplemental religious school of 150 students; Family programming and services for a congregation of 500 member families


SOLOMON SCHECTER DAY SCHOOL, Pompton Plains, NJ  1986 - 1988

Founding Principal

Responsibilities included recruitment and supervision of a K-3 parochial school


Prior to 1986:

Educational positions in the US, Israel & Canada: Teacher, Program & Grant Evaluator, Lecturer,

Teacher Trainer, Youth Group Advisor & Educational Tour Staff




ISTE 18, How to Build a STEM Lab in K-12 Schools, June 2018 (scheduled)

Presenter, NJEDge 18, How to Build a PreK-12 STEM Lab: Tips for School Leaders,       January 2018

Presenter, ISTE 17, Building for the Future: A STEM Lab in an Urban Elementary            School, June 2017

Presenter, Emerging Learning Design 17, Personalized Learning in Online Courses, June     2017

Presenter, NJEDge Annual Conference 2016, The iBeacon Project: Using Pingable             Technology in Schools, NJASL Conference, Universal Design for Learning,         November 2016

Presenter, ISTE 2016, June 2016

Poster Session, NJEDge Faculty Showcase 2016, The iBeacon Project, March 2016 Planner & Presenter, Girls in Technology Symposium, Coding Workshop, March 2015 & 2016

Presenter, Partnership for Jewish Life & Learning, Blended Learning: Tools & Tips for     Classroom Teacher, February 2016

Presenter, Quest Conference, Flipped Learning and the Flipped Mastery Model: The Why           & How, November 2015

Poster Session, NJEDge Conference, A CTE High School for Maker Education,     November 2015 Presenter, IFTE/CEE Conference, The Literacies of Remix, July     2015

Presenter, ISTE 2015, Urban Assembly Maker Academy: Remaking H.S. Education;         Teaching Language, Literature, and Literacy with Remix, June 2015

Award Judge, SIIA CODIE, Spring 2015

Presenter, NJEDge Ignite Session – UDL Theme Park< March 2015

Presenter, NJEDge Faculty Showcase – Get Your Game On: MMORPG in K-12, March 2015 Presenter, Girls in Technology Symposium: The Internet of Things, March 2015 Contributor, Revision of Educational Technology Curriculum for India, January 2015 Presenter, International Inclusion and Special Education Conference, November 2014 Presenter, PJLL, Take Your Place in Cyberspace, November 2014

Presenter, ISJL, Technology & the 21st Century Jewish School, June 2012 & 2013 Presenter, NewCAJE, Technology & the 21st Century Teacher, August 2012 Keynote Speaker, Gratz Grossman Lecture: The Jewish Learning Quest –

How Technology is changing Jewish Education, November 2011 Presenter, NAJDS: Game On – Integrating 3D Learning Environments in the

Classroom January 2011

Keynote Speaker, JEA Conference: From Sinai to Cyberspace, January 2011




Honorary Doctorate in Pedagogy, Jewish Theological Seminary, 2001

Course Director Awards, Full Sail University, 2010




Building a STEM Lab in K-12 Schools (working title), co-authored with Martha Osei-Yaw–book contract with ISTE Publications, anticipated publication Fall 2018.


“Ed. Tech. at the Intersection of East Meets West: China’s Globalization in the Digital     Age” in Journal of Applied Learning Technology, Vol. 5, No. 2, 2015.


“Imagination and Immersion: Jewish Identity and Experiential Jewish Education in            Virtual World” in Jewish Experiential Education, David Bryfman, Ed., Tora Aura            Productions, 2015.


“The Purim Story Uploaded: Jewish Story-telling in the Digital Age” in Gratz eSSAYS     in Jewish Studies 2011,” Joseph M. Davis, Ed., Gratz College, 2012.


“Web Tools for Jewish Formal and Informal Experiential Education (Dr. Richard   Solomon, co-author) in HaYidiyon, RAVSAK, Winter 2011.


“Focus on the Future: Jewish Education Unbound” in The Jewish Educator, NewCAJE,   December 2011


AviChai Israel-Jewish Identity Film Curriculum, Writer & Executive Editor