Department of Family Studies and Community Development

Faculty and Staff

Valerie Thaler, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Office:   College of Liberal Arts Building, Room 2343
Phone:   410-704-3247
Fax:   410-704-3612

Valerie Thaler, Ph.D.

Education and Certifications

Ph.D.: Religious Studies, Yale University

M.A.: Jewish Studies and Jewish Communal Service/Education

B.A.: American Studies, Yale University

Courses Taught

HIST 100 Using Information Effectively in History

HIST 462 History of the Holocaust

HIST 482 American Jewish History

JCS 610 Principles of Jewish Communal Service

JDST 610 Diaspora Jewish Communities

JDST 650 Black-Jewish Relations in America

TSEM 102-037 America in the 1960s: Decade of Conflict and Change

Areas of Professional Interest

  • Post-World War II American Jewish identity
  • Contemporary American Jewish life
  • African-American-Jewish relations in Baltimore and nationwide
  • The Holocaust in American film
  • Holocaust education in the college classroom






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