Background— Harvey Gotliffe
Author of The Oy Way

WRITING & PUBLISHING
Articles and editorials have appeared in Na’Amat Woman, The Jewish Magazine, the Detroit Jewish News, J Valley News (the newspaper for the Jewish Community of the Silicon Valley), Perspectives (the magazine of England’s Holocaust Centre), Measure magazine on technology in Israel, The Octagonian on Holocaust denial on college campuses, and Hadassah.  In the latter, have written assigned articles on Jews in England (twice), Lithuania (twice) and New Zealand.

Contributed a chapter in Encyclopedia Judaica, 2007 on “The Jewish Press in America;” on New Zealand’s Jewish communities in The Jewish Traveler; and in Regional Interest Magazines of the United States, chapters on "Sunset Magazine" and "Peninsula Magazine."

Wrote a 70-page monograph for the College Media Advisors based on research of Holocaust denial advertising that appeared in college and university newspapers. It was entitled Responsible and Ethical Decision Making: Advertising & Editorial Content.

Have also published articles in the following magazines, among others; Editor & Publisher, Entrepreneur, Fretboard Journal, AAA World, American Airlines American Way, United Airlines Mainliner, Monterey Life, Sport Detroit, Sports Car, Competition Press, Cycle California, USA Table Tennis, Environmental Quality,

Articles and editorials have appeared in The San Jose Mercury News, The Fresno Bee, The Santa Cruz Sentinel, The Santa Cruz Weekly, Good Times, Seattle Chinese Post, and The Orient Times.

Online publishing has regularly appeared in The Huffington Post since 2010, in The Ho-Ho-Kus Cogitator Blog since 2007, and in hpNOW International Online Publication (UK).

Business publication writings have included assignments for Hewlett-Packard’s Measure Magazine
in England, Australia, Italy and Israel. Burrough’s Clearing House magazine assignments included articles on Hawaii, Hong Kong, Bangkok and the Bahamas. Other business articles were published in Far East Business, Advertising Age, and Advertising & Sales Promotion magazines.

I was the editor of three automotive dealer magazines in Detroit, three corporate publications in New Jersey, and of the U. S. Air Force Boxer magazine while in the Michigan National Guard.

Currently serve on the Editorial Advisory Committee of the United States of America Table Tennis,
the governing body for all table tennis in America.

Write, edit and publish The Ho-Ho-Kus Cogitator. a quarterly political/literary newsletter since 2004.  Wrote, edited and published The Highway 17 Almanack & Gazetteer, a 52-page regional magazine.

Wrote and published the following books: My Father Was Born on Trafalgar Street, The Ben and Zen Now and Then WRITING ALMANACK, The Growth and Influence of the Underground Press, and Awareness in Advertising.

 

EDUCATION
Ph.D. Radio, Television and Film, Wayne State University, Detroit, 1981. Dissertation topic:
   "Israeli General Television: A Historical Exploration of Content and Influence; 1968-1973.”
M.S. Print Journalism/Mass Communications, San Jose State University, 1971.
  "The Relationship Between the Underground Press and Establishment Newspapers in Northern     
    California.”
B.S.  Advertising/Marketing, Wayne State University, Detroit, 1958.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
I taught writing for publications for more than twenty-five years at major universities in the Midwest and in California. The most recent teaching was as a Professor at San Jose State University from 1986 to 2008. Started and was head of the magazine journalism sequence, School of Journalism & Mass Communications, from 1986 to Fall 2005.  During that time, I taught a class on how the American media covered the Holocaust and the Japanese American Internment. Since 2000, I have worked closely with Holocaust survivors in the Bay Area and former Japanese American internees.

PRESENTATIONS
While at San Jose State University, my primary research focus was on Holocaust denial advertising that was submitted to and appeared in hundreds of college and university newspapers around the country. I made more than two-dozen presentations throughout the United States and in Israel on the subject at conferences, synagogues and temples, Jewish Community Relations Councils, Holocaust survivor groups, and at ADL meetings.

In 1997-1998, I received the Lowenstein-Weiner Fellowship at the American Jewish Archives, Hebrew Union College, in Cincinnati, to both conduct further research on Holocaust denial advertising and to present a paper on the subject.