Title: Emeritus Dean and Professor
Company: John Carroll University
Location: University Heights, Ohio, United States
Sally Wertheim, Emeritus Dean and Professor at John Carroll University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Higher Education.
For over 50 years, Dr. Sally Wertheim dedicated her life to education. Currently, she is an Emeritus Dean and Professor of John Carroll University, an institution where she spent the majority of her long and distinguished career; a career which saw her become the first female academic dean at the University, as well as the first female chair of the board at the Jewish Federation. Prior to retiring, she had held a number of prominent positions at John Carroll University, including dean of the Graduate School, chair of the Department of Education, director of planning and assessment, and consultant to the academic vice president. Before coming to John Carroll, Dr. Wertheim was a teacher at the Fairmount Temple Religious School from 1957 until 1972, and spent two years as a social worker.
Dr. Wertheim began her own education at Flora Stone Mather College, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in 1953. Years later, she continued her education at Case Western Reserve University, where she received an MA in 1967, and a PhD in 1970. Throughout her career, she has been honored and recognized numerous times. Among her honors received are the YWCA Women of Achievement Award, the Charles Eisenman Award from the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, and the Education Excellence Award from John Carroll University. In addition, she herself is the eponym of the Sally H. Wertheim Educational Leadership Award from John Carroll University.
She has always been very active in the community, as she feels it is very important to do so. She is a trustee of several organizations, including the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation, the Jewish Community Federation, and the Semi J. and Ruth W. Begun Foundation. She has also served as vice president of the Cleveland Education Fund, and the Mount Sinai Health Care Foundation. For her distinguished service, she was selected to receive the 2017 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.
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