Professor Ari L. Goldman is directs the Scripps Howard Program in Religion, Journalism and the Spiritual Life at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He also teaches a variety of courses, including a Covering Religion seminar that has taken students on study tours of Israel, Ireland, Italy, India and Russia.
Professor Goldman came to Columbia in 1993 after spending 20 years at the New York Times, mostly as a religion writer. His articles have also appeared in the Washington Post, Columbia Journalism Review, the New York Jewish Week, the Jerusalem Post and the New York Daily News.
Goldman is the author of four books, including the best-selling The Search for God at Harvard. His new book, The Late Starters Orchestra, will be published by Algonquin in June 2014. Publisher’s Weekly has already named the book one of the top 10 music books for its spring list, calling it a “wise, candid, and inspiring true story about rediscovering your passion.”