Aby Boumarate, Professor of English and Holocaust Studies, has been teaching at Valencia for two decades. He understands the regimen to reach across cultures and has contributed immensely to the development and growth of Valencia’s Global Distinction. As a member of the INZ (Internationalizing the Curriculum) committee, he served as the program’s first mentor, which enabled him to work with collegewide VGD students to complete their capstone and successfully graduate with Valencia’s Global Distinction.
Mr. B. is committed to fostering a collegewide culture of global engagement, which has led him to collaborate with multiple college/local organizations and The Holocaust Memorial Resource Center. Additionally, he continues to facilitate workshops and invite special guests to give presentations and interact with students. These guests include Holocaust/genocide survivors, global artists, and renowned scholars.
Professor Boumarate spearheads Valencia’s efforts in promoting Holocaust Commemoration, including the annual International Holocaust Remembrance Day, and he is a frequent presenter on Holocaust education. During the 25th Annual Jewish American and Holocaust Literature Symposium in 2019, he participated as a panelist with Professors Oren Stier, Jennifer Lemberg, and Gila Safran Naveh in a roundtable discussion titled “Forty Years of Holocaust Pedagogy: Challenges and Opportunities”. In addition to teaching Freshman Composition courses (ENC1101 & ENC1102), Mr. B. facilitates the Holocaust Multimedia course (LIT2174) and a special LIT1000 LinC course that incorporates Holocaust education and writing skills as students improve their reading and critical thinking skills while learning about the tragic events of the Holocaust.
This commitment to Holocaust education and global learning is an integral part of Professor Boumarate’s teaching philosophy, which centers on three key tenets: opportunity, simplicity, and community. His goal is to assist students in embracing their membership in the global learning community while developing higher critical thinking skills in a simplified manner that integrates innovative and productive methods to increase learning and promote global citizenship.
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