Stephen Feinberg had the honor of working at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) in Washington, D.C., from
1996-2011. From 1996-2000, he was responsible for the development and implementation of the Museum Teacher Fellowship Program. As director of the National Outreach program at the USHMM from 2000-2009, he was responsible for the creation, design, and implementation of the Museum's entire national educational outreach program. He was the special assistant for education programs in the National Institute for Holocaust Education (NIHE) at the USHMM from 2009-2011. In this capacity, he coordinated NIHE's international educational
activities as well as directing the USHMM's teacher education programs in California, Florida, Texas, and Illinois.
Feinberg was a member of the U.S. delegation to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) from 1999-2011, working extensively with the IHRA education working group. In addition to conducting teacher training programs across the U.S., he has also coordinated or
participated in programs in Europe, South America, Africa, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.
He joined the USHM M's staff in Washington in 1996, but had been an educational consultant for the Museum since 1990. He is the co-editor, with Dr. Samuel Totten, of Essentials of Holocaust Education (Routledge, 2016) and Teaching and Studying The Holocaust (Allyn & Bacon, 2000).
Prior to his work at the museum, he was a social studies teacher in public and private schools in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Paris, France. He also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco (1968-1970) and Thailand (1974-1975). Feinberg received a bachelor's degree in history from UCLA and a master's degree from Harvard University's Graduate School of Education.