Robert Goldschmidt, LL.D.

Executive Dean, Vice President

  • Campus:
    Lander College of Arts & Sciences

Vice President and Dean Robert Goldschmidt graduated from Brooklyn College (CUNY) as a member of Phi Beta Kappa and completed his master’s degree and advanced coursework for a doctorate in political science at New York University, where he was a National Defense Education Scholarship recipient and a Research Fellow for two years at the Center for International Studies.

As a teenager, Goldschmidt attended Yeshiva Chachmei Tzorfas in Aix-Les-Bains, France, and then learned for a decade at Yeshiva Torah Vadaath where he received rabbinic ordination (smicha).

Dr. Goldschmidt joined Touro College in fall 1974. He has served as a Professor in the Department of Political Science, Dean of Students and Executive Dean of the Lander College of Arts & Sciences, Vice President for Planning and Assessment, and as the Touro College Accreditation Liaison to the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). He has been instrumental in securing accreditation for the College in New York, leading it through five major reviews, and its branch campuses in California, Nevada, Moscow, Berlin, and Paris, as well the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Touro College of Pharmacy.

In 2013, Touro College awarded Vice President Goldschmidt the degree of Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa, in recognition of his distinguished service to the College. In 2015, President Alan Kadish presented Dr. Robert Goldschmidt with the first Touro College Gold Medal of Achievement for his leadership in the most recent reaccreditation self-study, which resulted in an outstanding report for Touro College from the Middle States Team.

Vice President Goldschmidt has been featured in Mishpacha Magazine, Hamodia, other major Anglo-Jewish publications, and has also been interviewed by Arutz Sheva. He has served several times as an evaluator and member of accreditation teams for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.