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Instructor Information for 19SLH22028

McCracken, JillJill A. McCracken is a retired teacher of History, International Relations and AP Psychology from Holmdel High School, Holmdel,
NJ. where she taught for 30 years. As an AP Psychology teacher for over a decade, her students regularly scored a 4.4 average on
the 5 point AP Psychology exam. Her program on Forensic Psychology was based on the research by the FBI profilers, ending
with students creating a profile for the Zodiac killer. She also taught terrorism as part of the International Relations program
she created. Jill is a Mandel Fellow with the US Holocaust Memorial Museum and a fellow with the U.S. Institute of Peace,
both Washington, D.C. and completed an internship at the US Mission to the United Nations in NYC. She was a member of the
Board of Directors at the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights and Genocide Studies (CHHanGE) at Brookdale Community college for over two decades.

From 2000-2006, she has worked with reconciling Albanian and
Serbian teenagers in Kosovo after ethnic cleansing. She is a
co-author Learning from the Challenges of Our Times: Global
Security, Terrorism and 9/11 curriculum, developed by the N.J.
Commission on Holocaust Education, the Liberty Science Center and
Families of 9/11. For this work, Jill received the 9/11 Tribute
Center Educator’s Award. She is received the NJ State
Holocaust Commission’s Maud Dahme Award for Moral Courage. Ms.
McCracken received her B.A. in History Education from the College
of New Jersey, her MA in Education from Seton Hall University and
her MA in Diplomacy and International Conflict Management from
Norwich University. She is married to Daniel, and has two
daughters. She has conducted election observation missions with
OSCE-ODIHR across Europe and Central Asia

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