Dr. Nathan Liebowitz, PhD

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Nathan Liebowitz, PhD,  has been a History Teacher at the Montfort Academy since September 2009.  Prior to joining Montfort, Dr. Liebowitz was on faculty at several colleges including Pace University, where he was Adjunct Associate Professor.  He directed several education and social services agencies including the NYC Mayor’s Office for the Handicapped, the Putnam Chapter of the National Council on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependencies, Volunteer Services for the Elderly of Yorkville, and the Functional Family Therapy Program for the Catholic Guardian Society, one of the largest social services programs operated by the NY Archdiocese.  Dr. Liebowitz was a psychiatric counselor at St. Vincent’s Hospital and a youth counselor for the New York City Youth Bureau. He is the author of Daniel Bell and the Agony of Modern Liberalism (Greenwood Press), and was the regular youth development columnist for the Putnam Courier Trader.  Liebowitzholds a doctorate in sociology with a concentration in the History of Ideas from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.  He a Chess Coach certified by the United States Chess Federation and has studied with some of America’s leadingchess champions.  He has been married for 28 years and lives in Westchester. In addition to teaching the Great Conversation course, Western Civilization, American History and Economics, Civics and Political Philosophy, Dr. Liebowitz directs the Monfort Chess Club.  A former gym teacher, Dr. Liebowitz considers one of his greatest accomplishments to be his election to his high school Hall of Fame as a handball player.