Professor of History at University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Ida E. King Distinguished Scholar from 2009-2010
Dr. Totten developed an international reputation as a genocide scholar as Professor of Education at the University of Arkansas. He is the author or editor of many books and articles, including Genocide in the Twentieth Century: Critical Essays and Eyewitness Testimony (ed., 1995) and An Oral and Documentary History of the Darfur Genocide (2010). Since 2005, he has been a principal editor of the journal Genocide Studies and Prevention. Dr. Totten has received many awards and honors, including a Fulbright Grant for work in Rwanda; he has been cited for education service, and for outstanding teaching at the University of Arkansas and his research has been awarded the Richard A. Meade Award from the National Council of Teachers.
Ed. D. and Ph. D. from Teachers College, Columbia University
B.A. and M.A. from California State Universities
Areas of Expertise:
Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Education, Survivor and Witness Testimony, History
Selected Publications Include:
- Genocide by Attrition: The Nuba Mountains of Sudan. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction, 2012.
Totten, Samuel, and Rafiki Ubaldo. We Cannot Forget: Interviews with Survivors of the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers UP, 2011.
- The Prevention and Intervention of Genocide. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction, 2008.
- Totten, Samuel, and Jon E. Pedersen. Addressing Social Issues in the Classroom and Beyond: The Pedagogical Efforts of Pioneers in the Field. Charlotte, NC: IAP-Information Age Pub., 2007.
- Teaching about Genocide: Issues, Approaches, and Resources. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Pub., 2004.
- Totten, Samuel, William S. Parsons, and Israel W. Charny. Century of Genocide: Critical Essays and Eyewitness Accounts. New York: Routledge, 2004.
- Working to Make a Difference: The Personal and Pedagogical Stories of Holocaust Educators across the Globe. Lanham: Lexington, 2003.
- Remembering the Past, Educating for the Present and the Future: Personal and Pedagogical Stories of Holocaust Educators. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2002.