Dr. Christopher A. Huff was accepted as a fellow for the 25th The Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwest University Summer Institute on the Holocaust and Jewish Civilization.
Originally slated for this summer, the event has been rescheduled to summer 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sponsored by the Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University and hosted on the campus of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, the Summer Institute debuted in 1996 as a vehicle to steep teachers and graduate students in intensive seminars on Holocaust studies taught by some of the field’s leading experts to prepare fellows to teach Holocaust courses more robustly at their home institutions.
Huff, an assistant professor at Beacon College in Leesburg, Fla. — the nation’s first accredited baccalaureate institution dedicated to educating primarily neurodiverse students — said the multidisciplinary course and travel abroad opportunity about the Holocaust he and several Beacon faculty members created led him to apply for this seminar.
“I’m excited to be accepted as a fellow for the HEFNU Summer Institute,” Huff said. “The Summer Institute will expand the knowledge I gained from attending faculty seminars at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, as well as teaching my own course on the Holocaust, and contribute to what we hope will be a truly unique learning experience for Beacon students.”
Annually, the Holocaust Educational Foundation funds some 25 Summer Institute Fellows to study at the institute at Northwestern. Nearly 40 years ago, Holocaust survivors, their children and friends established the Holocaust Educational Foundation to preserve and promote awareness of the Holocaust of European Jews. In 2013, after many years of cooperation, HEF joined Northwestern University where it is now a division of Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences.