Dr. Rittner is distinguished professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, where she teaches, coordinates the undergraduate minor in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, and is the interim director of the MA Program in Holocaust & Genocide Studies. She is the executive producer of the film, “The Courage to Care,” which was nominated for a 1986 Academy Award in the short documentary category. She has been editor or co-editor of several books; she is associate editor of The Genocide Forum, A Platform for Post-Holocaust Commentary; she serves on the editorial board of MAST, the Journal of the Mercy Association in Scripture and Theology; and she is editor of The Aegis Review on Genocide and of Perspectives, a Holocaust journal published in the UK. Elie Wiesel invited Dr. Rittner to become the first director of The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity in New York City where she remained from 1987 until 1990. A native of Camp Hill, Pa. and a graduate of Bishop McDevitt High School, Dr. Rittner was honored by Governor Tom Ridge in 2000 as a "Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania."

Dr. Rittner is the keynote speaker for the National Catholic Center for Holocaust Education’s “Emerging Issues in Holocaust Education” conference, November 5 – 7, at Seton Hill. For more information on the conference - which brings top scholars in the fields of Holocaust education and Catholic-Jewish relations together with experienced Holocaust educators from Catholic schools across the U.S. - please visit www.setonhill.edu (click on Centers and then NCCHE), or contact the Center at 724-830-1033 or ncche@setonhill.edu.

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