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English language/literature and Holocaust educator

Myrna Gallant Goldenberg was English language/literature and Holocaust educator.


Goldenberg, Myrna Gallant was born on March 8, 1937 in Brooklyn. Daughter of Harry and Fay (Solomon) Gallant.


Bachelor of Science cum laude, City College of New York, 1957. Master of Arts, University Arkansas, 1961. Doctor of Philosophy, University Maryland, 1987.


Faculty department English, Montgomery College, Rockville, Maryland., since 1971;chair department, Montgomery College, Rockville, Maryland., 1979-1981;coordinator general education, Montgomery College, Rockville, Maryland., 1981-1990;coordinator women's studies program, Montgomery College, Rockville, Maryland., 1990-1994;director Humanities Institute, Montgomery College, Rockville, Maryland., since 1997. Adjunct faculty humanities department Johns Hopkins University, judaic studies, women's studies, honors college English U. Maryland. English graduate department adjunct faculty, University of Virginia.

Director project to integrate scholarship on women and minorities into the curriculum Ford Foundation, 1993-1994. Co-director project integrating scholarship of women in curricula of selected Maryland. C.C.s, FIPSE, 1988-1990.

Chairman Montgomery County Commision on Humanities, 1984-1991. Chairman Title IX advising committee Montgomery County Public Schools, 1985-1989. Lecturer in field.


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  • Other Work

    • Contributing author/author: Common and Uncommon Concerns: The Complex Role of Community College Department Chairpersons/Enhancing Department Leadership, 1990, Different Horrors/Same Hell: Women Remembering the Holocaust, Thinking the Unthinkable: Human Meanings of the Holocaust, 1990, Writing Everybody In: Two-Year College English: Essays for a New Century, 1994, Testimony, Narrative and Nightmare: Experience of Jewish Women in the Holocaust: Active Voices/Women and Jewish Culture, 1995, Lessons Learned from Gentle Heroism: Women's Holocaust Narratives, 1995. The Beautiful Days of My Youth, 1997, Memoirs of Auschwitz Survivors: The Burden of Gender, 1998, Anguished Hope: Holocoust Scholars Confront the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict, 2008. Editor: (contributor) Experience and Expression: Women, the Nazis, and the Holocaust, 2003, Community College Guide to Curriculum Change, 1990, Testimony, Tensions, and Tikkun: Teaching the Holocaust in Colleges and Universities, 2007.

      Contributing editor: Belles Lettres, 1989-1998. Editor Community College Humanities Review, 1990-2002. Contributor articles to professional jours.


Board directors Jewish Community Council, 1997-2002, Maryland Humanities Council, 1997-2003, Jewish History Society Greater Washington, since 1997, Arts and Humanities Council, 2000-2002. Member Modern Language Association (secretary), National Women's Studies Association (secretary), Association Jewish Studies, National Council Teachers English, Jewish History Society Greater Washington (board directors 1997—-2002, Phi Kappa Phi.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: walking, travel, writing, reading.


Married Neal Goldenberg, January 27, 1957. Children: Elizabeth, David Brian, Eve Lisa.

Harry Gallant

Fay (Solomon) Gallant

Neal Goldenberg

Elizabeth Goldenberg

David Brian Goldenberg

Eve Lisa Goldenberg