Ruth Nemzoff


Dr. Ruth Nemzoff is a parenting expert and resident scholar at Brandeis University's Women's Studies Research Center.

She lectures on emerging adulthood, parenting adult children, empty nest, intermarriage, grandparenting, and family dynamics in intergenerational families.

Currently, Dr. Nemzoff is the advice columnist for the Jewish Journal and the Forward's SeeSaw Column and the American Israelite, Cincinnati. She also blogs for The Huffington Post and Betterafter50. She serves on the boards of Interfaith Family and The Women's Studies Research Center at Brandeis.

Her papers are archived at the Schlesinger Library at Harvard University where she also holds a doctorate in social policy. She has served three terms in the New Hampshire Legislature and was New Hampshire Deputy Commissioner of Health and Welfare.

She is the mother of four adult children, four in-law children and grandmother of eight. She lives in Brookline, MA with her husband Harris Berman, Dean of Tufts University School of Medicine.

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