Academic Dean/Director of Strategic Innovation/Chair–The STEAM Initiative
Nitzan Resnick joined Sage in the summer of 2014 as our STEAM Coordinator and Math and Science Department Chair. She earned her B.S., M.S., and PhD at The Hebrew University in Jerusalem, in the areas of virology, molecular genetics, and cell biology. She spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow and as an instructor at Harvard and MIT, was an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Medicine and the Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Research Institute at the Technion (Israel Institute of Technology), and a visiting professor at California Institute of Technology and Harvard. Her research focused on the interaction of vascular cells with biomechanical forces and has always been multidisciplinary. For the past fifteen years, Nitzan turned her energy to K-12 STEM education. She founded an initiative (The New Science and Math Initiative) that partnered with Jewish Day Schools nationwide, offering curriculum, professional development, and resources and consultation services. During these years she has taught K-12 students, chaired a STEM initiative at Kehillah Schechter Academy (Norwood, MA) and served as the co-head of KSA, bringing her STEM educational principles to other disciplines in the school. While at the Technion, Harvard, and in the K-12 system, Nitzan won multiple awards and funding for her teaching, her research, and her STEM initiatives. She also holds a US patent in biotechnology.