Courses in the minor for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies are taught by a range of junior and senior faculty members from a range of Appalachian departments and colleges.
McFarlane Family Distinguished Professor in Interdisciplinary Education & Writer-in-Residence & North Carolina Poet Laureate (2012-2014)Watauga Residential College
Department of Cultural, Gender, and Global Studies
Jeffrey K. Eastman
Lecturer in Spanish
Areas of Research: Jewish-Muslim-Christian Relations in Spain
Full Professor Department of Mathematics
Areas of Research and Service: Jewish communities pre-WWII.
Assistant Professor Department of Philosophy and Religion
Areas of teaching and research: Ancient Israelite History and Culture; Second Temple Judaism; Ancient Rabbinic Judaism; the history of the use and influence of the Bible in Jewish communities.
Full Professor Department of English
Areas of Research and Teaching: Holocaust Studies, Memory Studies, Professional Writing.
Amy C. Hudnall, M.A.
Senior Lecturer, Department of History and Department of Cultural, Global, and Women's Studies
Areas of teaching and research: Genocide studies, trauma theory, human rights, and cross-cultural conflict studies
Thomas Pegelow Kaplan
Leon Levine Distinguished Professor and Director of the Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies, Full Professor, Department of History
Areas of Research and Teaching: Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Modern German History, Modern Jewish History, Global Transatlantic Protest Movements in the Twentieth Century, and History and Theory.
Assistant Professor Department of Communication
Areas of Research and Teaching: Holocaust Survivor Oral History and Ethnography, Compassionate Communication, Interpersonal and Intercultural Storytelling, Mindfulness.
Dana E. Powell
Assistant Professor Department of Anthropology
Areas of related teaching and research: Settler colonialism, genocide, and Native America; critically engaged anthropology; environmental justice; cultural politics of energy extraction; critical indigenous studies.
Rachel S. Shinnar
Full Professor Department of Management, Walker College of Business
Areas of Research and Service: Entrepreneurship, Cross-cultural Management, modern Hebrew instruction