Area of Focus: Armenian Genocide Recognition
Location: Illinois, Skokie
Kelley Szany, Director of Education, Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center.
With over fifteen years of experience, Szany is responsible for oversight of all educational initiatives and programs related to educational curricula, field trips, and student leadership programs for the 2nd largest Holocaust and human rights museum in the United States. She also oversees all public programming, teacher professional development, and trainings for all recruits and promotional classes (Sergeants and Lieutenants) to the Chicago Police Department, Cook County Sheriff and Correctional Department recruits, and suburban law enforcement officials.
She serves on the Board of Directors for Educators Institute for Human Rights and the Association of Holocaust Organizations. She is also an appointed member of the Illinois Holocaust and Genocide Commission, and serves on the Advisory Council for Unsilence. She was named a Carl Wilkens Fellow in 2014, and in 2016 was awarded the Damen Award from the Graduate School at Loyola University of Chicago. Ms. Szany holds a BA in History from Canisius College, as well as a MA in Public History from Loyola University of Chicago. She has served as adjunct faculty at Aurora University, and currently adjuncts for National Louis University.