Alvin H. Rosenfeld
Now celebrating 50 years of teaching and leadership at Indiana University, Alvin H. Rosenfeld is the founding director of the Borns Jewish Studies Program. He's spent his life researching and mentoring Holocaust awareness and scholarship, and he's the author, co-author, or editor of nine highly influential books, including Thinking About the Holocaust: After Half a Century, Resurgent Antisemitism: Global Perspectives, and A Double Dying: Reflections on Holocaust Literature.
A Ph.D. graduate of Brown University, Rosenfeld has served as a judge for the National Jewish Book Awards and continues to foster Holocaust scholarship as a member of the editorial boards of Shoah: Review of Holocaust Studies and Dimensions: A Journal of Holocaust Studies. He's also a member of the editorial advisory board of Holocaust and Genocide Studies.
Throughout his tenure at Indiana University, Rosenfeld has also given generously to the program he helped found. In the last three years alone, he's contributed significantly to several scholarships, awards, and professorships in the Borns Jewish Studies Program, and the effect of these gifts will be felt for generations to come.
In addition to his groundbreaking research, scholarship, and philanthropy, Rosenfeld is a celebrated teacher and mentor, having taught literally tens of thousands of students at Indiana University and elsewhere. Among many other honors, he's received the IU College of Arts and Sciences W. George Pinnell Award for Outstanding Service and the Indiana University Provost's Medal.