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Franklin Hamlin Littell, the School of Theology 2006 Commencement speaker, was Dean of Marsh Chapel in the 1950s.

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Franklin Hamlin Littell, this year’s School of Theology Commencement speaker, served as Dean of Marsh Chapel from 1952 to 1953 and was a member of the STH faculty.

Often referred to as the Father of Holocaust education in America because he was the first American scholar to offer courses on the Holocaust, Littell left Boston University for Germany, where he continued his work examining the Holocaust.

In the years that followed, he taught Church history at Emory University, Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University, and Chicago Theological Seminary before becoming Professor of World Religions at Temple University. Since 1998 he has held the position of Distinguished Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Richard Stockton College in New Jersey.