Meet Dr. Jeffrey Herbst, President
Dr. Jeffrey Herbst was named the fourth president of American Jewish University effective July 1, 2018.
Prior to joining AJU, Dr. Herbst was president and CEO of the Newseum and the Newseum Institute in Washington, DC. From 2010 to 2015, he was president of Colgate University, where among other accomplishments he is credited with helping the university complete its nearly half billion-dollar fundraising campaign, leading the development and initial implementation of a university-wide strategic plan, and increasing the diversity and academic caliber of its educational programming. Dr. Herbst earned his bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, from Princeton University, and a master’s degree and doctorate in political science from Yale University. He is the author of the award-winning “States and Power in Africa” and, with several co-authors, the just-published “Making Africa Work.”
Recent Writings and Podcasts
“Running a Jewish University, with Dr. Jeffrey Herbst,” June 16, 2022.
“Fighting Antisemitism with Help from ‘Distant Relatives.” May 24, 2022.
“What was Behind AJU’s Decision to Sell its Familian Campus,” April 8, 2022.