Ann Saltzman, Co-director
Joshua Kavaloski, Co-director
Joshua Kavaloski is Associate Professor of German and Co-director of German Studies at Drew University. His scholarship and teaching encompasses narrative prose and film of the twentieth century, and he has published essays on Franz Kafka, Thomas Mann, Jurek Becker, and Daniel Kehlmann. He is author of the book, High Modernism: Aestheticism and Performativity in Literature of the 1920s.
Yasmin Acosta, Coordinator
Yasmin Acosta is a graduate of Rutgers University with a Bachelor’s degree in English and a minor in Psychology. She has had a lifelong interest in Judaica and Holocaust studies. She wholeheartedly supports the Center’s Mission to commemorate those who perished in the Holocaust and other genocides, celebrate those who survived and educate upcoming generations to “remember for the future”. In her spare time, she writes poetry, enjoys reading, art, theater, music, film, photography and travel and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree at Drew University.
Jacqueline Berke, Director Emerita
Jacqueline Berke, Professor of English Emerita and Co-Director of the Center for Holocaust Study, has taught literature and writing in both the College of Liberal Arts and the Graduate School at Drew and served as Director of the Writing Program from 1965 to 1985. She is the author of a rhetoric text Berke’s Twenty Questions for the Writer (Harcourt Brace, 6th edition, 1996), widely used in freshman composition classes throughout the country. She has also served as research director, consultant, and coordinator of a series of writing-related research projects such as the federally funded “Project English” (1965) and a computer centered composition “experiment” sponsored by the N.J. Department of Higher Education (1985).