Dalit Katz is a Professor of the Practice in the Religion Department at Wesleyan University and the Director of the Center for Jewish Studies. As a native Israeli who specialized in language and culture, Dalit Katz finds teaching Hebrew to all, from beginners to advanced students, to be a natural choice.
In addition to teaching courses in Israeli literature and culture, Dalit Katz coordinates Israeli cultural events at Wesleyan University, including the well-regarded Israeli Film Festival. Favoring an integrated teaching method within an innovative curriculum, Dalit Katz’s classes include Israeli scholar visits as part of the Hebrew curriculum at all levels and she has delivered talks on this model. All Hebrew courses are designed around cultural events and visits, including Contemporary Israeli Voices, a series which concentrates on literary and translation studies, The Ring Family Wesleyan University Israeli Film Festival, and Israel in Shorts, a series of short films and TV shows. As an involved professor on campus, Dalit Katz’s primary research areas are pedagogy, language innovation, Israeli literature and film.
Dalit Katz earned her BA and MA from the Hebrew University at Jerusalem and spent a year, between her diplomas, as a student in an education exchange program between the Israeli government and the Belgium government at Liege University in Belgium. Prior to Wesleyan, Dalit Katz taught Hebrew at Colgate University and Syracuse University.