Leo Lieberman is currently Associate Professor of Holocaust Studies at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. He studied at the City University of New York, New York University, Columbia College, Cornell University and the Jewish Institute of Religion - Hebrew Union College and received his doctorate from Fordham University where he specialized in Anglo-Saxon and Classical Hebrew Literature.
Leoâ€™s roots are actually in the Bronx where grew up and attended public schools. After graduating from Taft High School and attending CUNY and Fordham, Leo taught at Theodore Roosevelt High School and went on to become Principal of a mid-Bronx Intermediate School. He joined the faculty of Bronx Community College and became Professor of English while also heading the schoolâ€™s Jewish studies program. Leo later taught in various branches of the City University and became Resident Professor and then Professor Emeritus.
His latest book, Memories of Laughter and Garlic, recalls many memories of growing up as a Jewish kid in New York and is filled with heart-warming stories based on family life and teaching experiences.
Leo has written extensively and his books include Dictionary of Correct English Usage, Classics of Jewish Literature, and Essential English for the College-Bound. He has also published numerous poems, essays,and scholarly papers, has lectured before many Jewish and civic groups in the New York and New Jersey area, and has been invited to speak before an international group of scholars and educators in Israel.
Having emigrated from the Bronx, Leo currently resides in Margate, New Jersey and proudly affirms that he has three children, eight grandchildren and one wife.