Sharon Goldman is Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at Shalem College and director of their America Israel Studies Program. A frequent speaker and writer on Zionism, the American-Jewish diaspora, and the U.S.-Israel relationship, Dr. Goldman also works on leadership development and training. Before making aliyah in the summer of 2018, she worked in AIPAC’s Northeast region first as Political Director and later as Deputy Regional Director. Dr. Goldman received her doctorate in political science from Yale University. She was previously an assistant professor of political science at Ramapo College of New Jersey and was an executive board member of the New Jersey Political Science Association and the Northern New Jersey Hillel.