Rabbi Philip Hiat is Marymount Manhattan College’s Campus Minister. Before joining the Campus Ministry Office, Rabbi Hiat began his distinguished career at Marymount as a teacher and scholar in the Philosophy and Religious Studies department. During his years of teaching here, he served as a visiting professor at Warsaw University in the Department of Semiotics in Warsaw, Poland and at the Institute of Oriental Studies in Moscow, Russia. In 2009, Rabbi Hiat was awarded the Marymount Manhattan College Presidential Award.
Rabbi Hiat served in the 147th Regimental Combat Team, South Pacific Theater of Operation with the U.S. Army. He earned a Bachelor’s degree from the Teacher’s Institute of Yeshiva University; graduated from Hebrew Union College and became an ordained Rabbi by the Jewish Institute of Religion. Rabbi Hiat also earned a M.H.L. (Aramaic) and Doctor of Divinity H.C. from Hebrew Union College’s Jewish Institute of Religion. His dedication and support of Yeshiva University earned him both the Alumni Award and the Service Award.
Rabbi Hiat is associated with the Central Conference of American Rabbis, the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, the National Yiddish Theatre, and the Museum of Jewish Heritage. His publications include: The Judaica of the Vatican Library, Biblical & Rabbinic Sources on Patrilineal Descent, and Marriage, Divorce, and Conversion.