Our Staff

Mark Rosenblum, Director


Mark Rosenblum is an award-winning historian at Queens College of the City University of New York where he is director of the Jewish Studies Program as well as the Michael Harrington Center for Democratic Values and Social Change. An expert on the Middle East, he has combined academic research and policy analysis with direct involvement in Middle East conflict resolution since the 1980s.

Rosenblum's expertise in conflict resolution has also been applied to American urban, ethnic and religious conflicts. In 1994 he founded the Trialogue Project of Jewish, Arab, and African Americans aimed at counteracting violence in New York.

His latest book (coeditor) The Jewish Condition: Challenges and Responses 1938-2008, was published in May 2008 by Transaction.

Raymond S. Franklin, Director Emeritus


Dr. Franklin received his Ph.D. in economics at the University of California, Berkeley. His three published books are: American Capitalism: Two Visions (Random House), The Political Economy of Racism (Holt, Rhinehart & Winston), and Shadows of Race and Class (University of Minnesota Press). He has written numerous articles on race, class and urban issues and is now working on Ex-Prisoners on the Road to Redemption and Postindustrial Blues: Ideologies of Paradigms Lost. Ray Franklin continues to be actively engaged with the Center especially with its publications.

Eileen G. Moran, Ph.D., Associate Director


Dr. Moran co-edited Violence Aqainst Women: the Bloody Footprints with Pauline Bart, published by Sage in 1993 . Her research interests include educational equity, women in political party organizations, power in interpersonal and organizational settings, and organizational policies and practices which foster inclusiveness or exclusion. Dr. Moran earned her Ph.D. at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

John Vogelsang, Ph.D.


Dr. Vogelsang has been working with nonprofits for over twenty years and is currently a Fellow at the Michael Harrington Center at Queens College (CUNY) and a Senior Consultant with the Support Center for Nonprofit Management. He has had extensive experience conducting organizational assessments, action/research projects, management and board retreats, and support groups for executive directors. Dr. Vogelsang has consulted with nonprofit organizations in the areas of organizational development, planning, and conflict management, and he has published many articles and monographs on organizational development, leadership issues, social justice.

 Sophia McGee, Research Assistant


In 2002, Sophia abandoned a successful acting career inorder to pursue undergraduate and graduate studies in International Affairs. She is currently finishing a Masters Degree at the New School University's Graduate Program in International Affairs. While at the New School, her concentration was in Critical Security Studies, and her area of focus was the Middle East. She is specifically interested in the Israeli Palestinian Conflict.

Denise Pagano, Administrative Assistant


Ms. Pagano has been with the Center since 1994.