Dean of Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration; Professor
Rona Novick, PhD is the Dean of the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration at Yeshiva University and holds the Raine and Stanley Silverstein Chair in Professional Ethics and Values. She holds an appointment as Associate Clinical Professor of Child Psychology at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Novick also serves as Co-Educational Director of the Hidden Sparks program, providing consultation to day schools and Yeshivas. Dr. Novick received tenure and Full Professor rank at Yeshiva University in 2013 and served as the Director of the Fanya Gottesfeld Heller Division of Doctoral Studies from 2008-2014. Dr. Novick received her PhD from Rutgers University and completed her doctoral internship at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York. She developed the Alliance for School Mental Health at North-Shore Long Island Jewish Medical Center and served as its director for eight years, authoring the BRAVE bully prevention program for schools. She is recognized for her expertise in behavior management and child behavior therapy and has published scholarly articles on school applications of behavior management, children and trauma and bully prevention in schools. She has delivered numerous presentations at national and international conferences, focusing on her research interests in parenting and parent-school partnerships, child anxiety disorders, social-emotional learning and the behavior and development of young children. She is the author of a book for parents, Helping Your Child Make Friends, and editor of the book series Kids Don’t Come With Instruction Manuals.
Social Emotional Learning and Bully Prevention Family-school partnerships Special Education
Lauretta Bender Annual Lecturer Award, November, 2010
Wilf campus - Belfer Hall