Holocaust and Genocide Studies Program

College of Arts and Humanities

409 Main Hall
West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383
Department of Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Jonathan Friedman, Director

All undergraduate students are held to the academic policies and procedures outlined in the undergraduate catalog.  Students are encouraged to review departmental handbooks for program tips, suggested course sequences, and explanations of procedures. When applicable, additional policies for specific department programs may be listed below.


Mary P. Brewster (1993)

Chairperson, Criminal Justice

B.A., St. Joseph's College; M.A., Fordham University; Ph.D., Rutgers University

Kevin W. Dean (1990)

Director, Honors College

Chairperson, Honors College

B.S., Bowling Green University; M.A., Miami University of Ohio; Ph.D., University of Maryland

Jonathan Friedman (2002)

Director, Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Graduate Coordinator, Holocaust and Genocide Studies

B.A., Kent State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Maryland - College Park

Paul D. Green (1971)

A.B., Temple University; A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University

Lisa A. Kirschenbaum (1996)

A.B., Brown University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Margarete J. Landwehr (1992)

Graduate Coordinator, Languages and Cultures

B.S., Georgetown University; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University

David G. Levasseur (1997)

B.A., M.A., University of Maryland-College Park; Ph.D., University of Kansas

Deborah Mahlstedt (1988)

B.S., State University of New York at Rockport; M.Ed., Ph.D., Temple University

Frauke I. Schnell (1992)

Chairperson, Political Science

B.A., University of Tuebingen (Germany); M.A., Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook

Jasmin Tahmaseb-McConatha (1990)

B.A., University of Utah; M.S., Jacksonville State University; Ph.D., University of Georgia

Joan Woolfrey (2000)

B.S., North Dakota State University; M.A., The New School for Social Research; Ph.D., University of Oregon

Associate Professors

Brenda L. Gaydosh (2013)

Graduate Coordinator, History

B.S., Allentown College of St. Francis de Sales; M.A., West Chester University; Ph.D., American University

Brian F. O'neill (1998)

B.A., University of Pittsburgh; M.S.W., Marywood College; Ph.D., City University of New York

Course titles and descriptions for Holocaust and Genocide Studies are listed under the relevant departments.