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Staff Profile: Amy Weiss, Ph.D.

Morristown, N.J. (October 18, 2016) – Dr. Amy Weiss is the new director of the College of Saint Elizabeth Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education.

"I appreciate the College's emphasis on Holocaust education as well as on other genocides," Dr. Weiss explains. "While Holocaust Studies will remain the focus of the Center's work, I look forward to exploring the phrase 'Never again' in connection with the genocides that have occurred both before and after the events of World War II."

Her goals for the center include increasing student and community involvement, diversifying the curriculum to include other genocides and increasing the learning opportunities, especially for K-12 teachers who are mandated by the state to teach Holocaust and genocide studies.

She received her doctoral degree from the departments of Hebrew & Judaic Studies and History at New York University. She currently teaches history as an adjunct assistant professor at The City College of New York in Manhattan, N.Y., and has taught courses on the Arab-Israeli conflict and an honors course titled, The People of New York. She lives in New York City.

Dr. Weiss' own research will be put to good use in this position as she can expand on the academic programming surrounding the societal issues leading to genocides.

"I am happy to be at the helm of this wonderful center," she says. "The community has embraced me!"

Dr. Weiss takes over for retired director and professor emerita Dr. Harriet Sepinwall, who co-founded the Center 25 years ago.

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