Director of FAU’s Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education Receives Outstanding Citizen Award

Linda Medvin


by Polly Burks | Tuesday, Nov 12, 2019

Linda Medvin, director of Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education, received the Randy Felton Outstanding Citizen Award at the Excellence in Education Awards Dinner at the Florida Council for the Social Studies FCSS 62nd Annual Conference in Orlando in October 2019. This award is in honor of Randy Felton, Ph.D., long-time member of FCSS and devout advocate for social studies education

The Outstanding Citizen Award recognizes an individual in the state of Florida who has done the most to promote the growth of social studies throughout the State.  Linda Medvin, like the award’s namesake, firmly believes in the mission of the social studies.  She has devoted her time, energy and passion to ensure that Floridians, in and out of education, understand how social studies contribute to the intellectual development of students and how this development benefits our state and nation. 

 Medvin has served as the Director of the Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education at FAU since 2015. Prior to coming to FAU, she spent 27 years in Broward County Public Schools as a middle school teacher, curriculum specialist and as a district administrator. She has also served as a member of the Florida Council for the Social Studies Board of Directors and has been a member of the Florida Department of Education Commissioner’s Task Force on Holocaust Education since 1996 and served as Chair from 2009-2019. 

Medvin has presented locally, nationally and internationally on the implementation and integration of the Holocaust through the social studies. She believes that the lessons of the Holocaust are crucial for today’s administrators, teachers and students and for the future.


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