Myrna Goodman

Executive Director of the Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies

Myrna Goodman
Myrna Goodman


Schulz Information Center, 2nd Floor

Professor Myrna Goodman is the Executive Director of the Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies. Dr. Goodman holds a doctorate in Sociology from the University of California, Davis with a Designated Emphasis in Comparative Social Theory.

Her dissertation: Resistance and Rescue: German-Occupied Denmark 1940-1943; Ideology, Politics and Culture, examined the social factors that contributed to the rescue of the Jews in Denmark.

The Director’s duties include:

  • Planning Center programs and activities: annual Fall semester film series, book readings and Holocaust related events in conjunction with diverse campus constituencies (i.e. Holocaust-related speakers for Women’s History Month);
  • Directing the placement of Lecture videotapes in the campus Media Center;
  • Maintaining the reference collection in the Center Library and coordinating school and other visits of Holocaust survivors throughout the University’s service area.

In addition to preparing grant applications, the Center Director is also responsible for budget preparations, record keeping and oversight as well as coordinating the Center’s discretionary funds.