Leslie Ginsparg Klein is the Academic Dean of Women’s Institute of Torah Seminary/Maalot Baltimore, an Orthodox Jewish seminary and college for women. An accomplished scholar and author, Dr. Klein has lectured across the United States and internationally, and taught at Gratz College, Touro College and Hebrew Theological College.  Dr. Klein received her Ph.D. in Education and Jewish Studies from New York University, where she researched the history of Orthodox girls’ education in America and the Bais Yaakov movement. She is an alumna of Michlalah, Stern College for Women and the Wexner Graduate Fellowship, and a recipient of the New York Jewish Week’s “36 Under 36” award (2009). Dr. Klein is on the editorial board of Lehrhaus and the founder and director of Girls’ Night On, a not-for-profit organization that promotes Jewish women in music and the arts. Dr. Klein lives in Baltimore with her husband and children.