Ariel  Ennis Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Ariel Ennis

Assistant Director
Of Many Institute for Multifaith Leadership at NYU

I am a religion nerd whose work focuses on the way educational institutions can incorporate conversations about religious and spiritual diversity into curricula and co-curricular activities. I have been working on multifaith issues my entire professional life, and I have a strong passion for using multifiath dialogue and service as a leadership development tool in a college setting.

Subjects: Education, Religion


Ariel Ennis is the Assistant Director at the Of Many Institute for Multifaith Leadership in the Office of Global Spiritual Life at NYU. He is responsible for NYU's award winning Faith Zone Workshops, the Chaplains' Circle and other diversity education initiatives. He is the author of Teaching Religious Literacy: A Guide to Religious and Spiritual Diversity in Higher Education, is the creator and host of the Multifaithful Podcast, and is an Adjunct Lecturer for the Multifaith Service Learning course at the Silver School of Social Work. His passion for multifaith work was first sparked as an undergraduate at NYU where he had the privilege to help co-found Bridges: Muslim Jewish Interfaith Dialogue at NYU. Ariel is a former "celestial" for President Sexton's course Baseball as a Road to God, and has always admired and loved NYU's commitment to building a multifaith community. Ariel was formerly the Program Director for Campus Programs at the Center for Community Leadership at the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York. There, he founded the Jewish Student Leadership Fellowship as well as worked with Baruch College faculty and administration on a course entitled "Leadership and Diversity in the Business World." Ariel is currently enrolled in the Langone Part-Time MBA Program at NYU and graduated from NYU with a BA in Jewish History and Civilization and a minor in Politics in 2012.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Religion and Spirituality in Education, more specifically higher education.



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