Samuel D. Gruber, Ph.D, accomplished researcher, author, curator and consultant, is the founder and managing director of Gruber Heritage Global (GHG) - a cultural resources consulting firm. GHG includes the Jewish Heritage Research Center (JHRC), which Gruber has directed since 1995. Gruber Heritage Global serves as consultant and adviser to numerous organizations, institutions, private foundations, government agencies and individuals.
Sam was curator of the Plastics Collection at Syracuse University from 2010 through 2012.
Sam served for a decade as Research Director of the U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad, for which he planned and supervised more than a dozen major countrywide cultural heritage surveys. As founding director of the Jewish Heritage Council of the World Monuments Fund (WMF), and subsequently as consultant to WMF, Sam planned and oversaw historic preservation projects in over a dozen countries, including major documentation, planning and restoration projects.
Sam has participated in numerous archaeological excavations in the United States, Israel and Italy, including supervisory work at the medieval Italian monastic site of San Vincenzo al Volturno. He is presently an adviser to many archaeological projects in Europe and the Caribbean. As a historic preservationist, community activist and scholar Sam brings seriousness, integrity, continuity, and social responsibility to his work from which his clients benefit.
Sam has taught at Temple University, Cornell University and Colgate University. He is currently the Rothman Family Lecturer in Judaic Studies at Syracuse University and is also teaching at LeMoyne College. Sam is a Rome Prize winner and Fellow of the American Academy of Rome, and he serves on boards and advisory committees of many cultural organizations in America and abroad. He is presently President of ISJM and past president of the Preservation Association of Central New York.
Sam is a frequent lecturer. For more information about current engagements or to book a lecture, contact Sam directly or go to the "Lectures and Presentations" link on this page.