Teaching Experience

Sam Gruber has taught a variety of courses about Jewish art, architecture, history and historic preservation at Syracuse University as part-time faculty since 1994.  Beginning in 2016 he is also Visiting Associate Professor of Jewish Studies at Cornell University.

Spring 2018 courses:

Shaping Jewish Memory: Markers, Monuments and Museums (at Cornell University)

The Art and Architecture of Jewish Sacred Space (at Syracuse University)

Fall 2017  courses:

Modern European Jewish History, 1789-1948 (at Cornell University)

 Jewish Art: From Sinai to Superman (at Syracuse University)

Spring 2017

Saving Synagogues: Architecture, Historic Preservation, &                       Commemoration (at Cornell University)

The Holocaust, Memory & the Visual Arts (at Syracuse University)

Sam has also taught at Temple University (Rome Campus), Binghamton University,  Colgate University, LeMoyne College (Honors) and in the Honors Program and at the College of Visual and Performing Arts, Syracuse University.


Fellow, American Academy in Rome

Ph.D., Columbia University, New York City, New York, Department of Art History and Archaeology

M.Phil., Columbia University, Department of Art History and Archaeology

M.A., Columbia University, Department of Art History and Archaeology

B.A., Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, Honors in Medieval Studies

Certificate, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York / Rome, Italy, Certificate in Surveying and Measured Drawing