President of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
Andrew Rehfeld was appointed the 10th President of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in April 2019. His career has bridged the academic and Jewish professional worlds as a tenured faculty member in Political Science at Washington University (2001–19) and as President and CEO of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis (2012–19).
Rehfield is the author of The Concept of Constituency (Cambridge University Press, 2005). His academic research focuses on the intersection of democracy, human rights, justice, and institutional design. Other areas of published research include the history of political thought and the philosophy of the social sciences.
Rehfeld earned a Ph.D. in political science and a Master of Public Policy from the University of Chicago, and a B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, in the Philosophy Honors Program at the University of Rochester. He held the Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in the Study and Practice of Federalism, McGill University, and had visiting faculty appointments at the Harris School of Public Policy Studies at the University of Chicago, and Libera Universita Internazionale Degli Studi Sociali (LUISS Guido Carli), Rome.
Rehfeld has served on communal boards in Chicago and St. Louis, and currently serves as a member of the board of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee.