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Professor Pamela S. Nadell holds the Patrick Clendenen Chair in Women’s and Gender History at American University where she chairs the Department of History. In 2007, she received AU’s highest faculty award, the Scholar/Teacher of the Year. In 2010, the American Jewish Historical Society recognized her distinguished service to American Jewish history with its Lee Max Friedman Award.  A member of the founding historians’ team for the National Museum of American Jewish History, she is currently Vice-President for Program for the Association for Jewish Studies.  Her books include Women Who Would Be Rabbis: A History of Women’s Ordination, 1889-1985.