Beth Seldin Dotan earned her Masters in Jewish Education from the Hebrew Union College-Institute of Religion in Los Angeles, California. She has worked as an interviewer in Israel for Steven Spielberg’s Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation and at Yad Layeled Children’s Memorial at the Ghetto Fighters’ House Holocaust and Jewish Resistance Heritage Museum in the Western Galilee, Israel. She returned to the United States to work as the American Coordinator for the Ghetto Fighters’ Museum International Book-Sharing Project for middle school children in the United States and Israel. Presently, Dotan directs the Institute for Holocaust Education at the Plains States Regional office of the Anti-Defamation League in Omaha, Nebraska.
Kathleen McSharry earned her B.A. in English from the University of California at Berkeley and her M.A. and Ph.D. in English from the University of Wisconsin- Madison. Her dissertation, Interracial Relations in Post-World War II American Literature, includes a chapter on American-Jewish attitudes toward black-Jewish relations in the United States. She has taught interdisciplinary courses on the Holocaust to first-year college students and course units to student teachers on standards-based approaches to Holocaust education. Formerly an Associate Professor of English and the Chair of the English Department at Dana College in Blair, Nebraska, McSharry is currently Associate Dean of General Education and Associate Professor of English at Saint Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania.