Joseph Reimer is the director of the Institute for Informal Jewish Education and associate professor and former
director of the Hornstein Program at Brandeis University. Trained at Harvard as a developmental psychologist, he currently focuses his research on
experiential Jewish learning, Jewish camping and the professional development of educators. His book, Succeeding at Jewish Education, won the
National Jewish Book Award in 1997. Professor Reimer currently serves as lead faculty member for the Executive Leadership Institute of the Foundation for Jewish Camp and on the selection committee for the
Wexner Graduate Fellowship. He lives in Brookline with his wife Gail Twersky Reimer.