Mark Gudgel is a high school English, humanities, and world religions teacher. In addition to 17 years in the classroom, he has worked for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM), was a fellow at the Imperial War Museum, and has focused his research, including his Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching and his doctoral dissertation, in the area of Holocaust education. He is also the cofounder of the Educators’ Institute for Human Rights, helped establish the teacher fellowship program at the National World War I Museum, and teaches in the college of education at Nebraska Wesleyan University. When not teaching or writing, Gudgel is a devoted husband and father, an avid runner, lay-sommelier, and sports fan. He lives and teaches in Omaha, Nebraska, with his wife, Sonja, and their children, Titus and Zooey.