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Joanna Nemeh

Title:Director - Learning Center
Office:Warde Academic Center
Department: Learning Center


I received my B.A. from SXU in Philosophy and my M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in Jewish Studies. I teach in the Philosophy, Religious Studies and Theology Department as well as in the Honors program. My area of concentration is in feminism, particularly Jewish feminism and the Hebrew Bible. I, along with the dedicated faculty and staff, have spent years identifying and responding to the strengths and needs of our University's evolving and growing community. The Learning Center embodies this commitment. Our skilled peer tutors and writing consultants aim to empower students. As an HSI (Hispanic serving institution) I want the Learning Center to support the historically underserved, the first-generation, and multilingual students, as well as strengthen the writing and critical thinking skills of those starting, continuing, and returning to college.


Ph.D. in Jewish Studies

University of Chicago

M.A. in Divinity

University of Chicago

Areas of Specialization

  • Feminist Philosophy/Theology
  • Gender Studies
  • Judaica

Courses Taught

  • FYS 175: Gender and Judaism
  • HONOR 175: Gender and the Bible
  • HONOR 320: Interdisciplinary Seminar
  • PHIL 140: Examined Life
  • PHIL 255: Feminist Philosophy
  • PHIL 274: Existential Philosophy
  • PHIL 285: Philosophy of Human Nature
  • RELST 247: Jewish Tradition
  • RELST 363: Theologians and Movements

Selected Honors and Awards

  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Saint Xavier University, 2018
  • Furstenberg Fellowship, University of Chicago, 2009
  • Provost's Fellowship, University of Chicago, 2008
  • Fine Arts Grant, University of Chicago, 2006