Holocaust Teacher Resource Center

HOLOCAUST TEACHER RESOURCE CENTER
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Our Founder

CAREER HISTORY

Mark_photoHolocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center (1995): Executive Director responsible for all administration, funding, public relations, and educational activities.

The Bionetics Corporation (1989 – 1994): Developed proposals to bid on government contracts. Managed projects for contracts resulting from successful competitions. Other duties included Contract Manager and final Director of NASA Langley Research Center’s Visitor Center.

United States Air Force (1967 – 1989): Research Psychologist; leadership roles in research, teaching, and administration. Retired at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

VOLUNTEER WORK

Holocaust Education Foundation, Inc. (1995-present): Created the organization and established an award-winning Holocaust Teacher Resource Center web site on the Internet. Both new and experienced teachers have praised the site as a valuable resource for them.

Holocaust Commission, United Jewish Community of the Virginia Peninsula (1998-present) Coordinates activities of all agencies involved with Holocaust education on the Peninsula.

Holocaust Commission, United Jewish Federation of Tidewater (1998-present) Active participation in all Tidewater Holocaust educational programs. Co-chair for teacher award program (1998-present).

Board of Directors Holocaust Education Foundation, Inc. (1996-present); President (1996-present) Rodef Sholom Temple (1987 – 1994) United Jewish Community of the Virginia Peninsula (1987 – 1991) National Conference on Soviet Jewry (1988 – 1990)

Ritual Committee for Rodef Sholom Temple (Chairman 1991-1995 and 1998-2000) Chair of committee to establish ritual policies and procedures.

Soviet Jewry Committee (1982 – 1992); Chairman (1984 – 1992) Fulfilled primary mission – keep the issue of Soviet Jewry in the news. Arranged for television interviews with program speakers. Worked with media to provide front page stories and photographs.

Soviet Resettlement Committee (1989 – 1994); Chairman (1989 – 1991) First Chairman of the committee. Initiated process to resettle families from the Ukraine and Lithuania.

Community Relations Council (1984 – 1991) Participated in activities for Jewish and non-Jewish community including: Soviet Jewry, Holocaust, and separation of church/state.

EDUCATION

Ph.D. (Computer Psychology), University of Hawaii, 1974
M.A.O.M. (Aerospace Operations Management), University of Southern California, 1970
M.S. (Psychology), Purdue University, 1966
B.S. (Psychology), University of Massachusetts, 1964
Summer Institute at Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, Israel, July, 1995

HONORS

Key Resource Award from Links2Go, to the Holocaust Teacher Resource Center web site as one of the top 50 Holocaust web sites. The award is based on a computerized content analysis of millions of webpages.

Web Feet Award, to the Holocaust Teacher Resource Center web site as a valuable resource for teachers, students, and researchers. The award is based on expert review and analysis of web sites.

Distinguished Service Award, United Jewish Community of the Virginia Peninsula for outstanding service on behalf of Soviet Jewry.

NASA Honorary Superior Accomplishment Award for Human Factors research on stereo 3-D cockpit displays.