Center for Transformative Education

Aaron J. Hahn Tapper, Executive Director, Co-Founder

Dr. Aaron Hahn Tapper, the Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Center for Transformative Education, was born and raised in Philadelphia. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Theology and Religious Studies Department of the University of San Francisco, holding the Mae and Benjamin Swig Chair of Jewish Studies, and is the founding Director of the Swig Program in Jewish Studies and Social Justice, the first academic program in the country formally linking these two fields. Since 1990 Aaron has been involved in Jewish education, shifting his focus towards Jewish-Arab, Jewish-Muslim, and Israeli-Palestinian education in 1998. In 2003 Aaron founded Abraham’s Vision, and between 2003-13 he served as their Co-Executive Director. In 2008 he co-founded the Center for Transformative Education; since 2012 he has been CTE's Executive Director. In summer 2011 he Directed BBIP-S, which he continues to administrate.