Danny M. Cohen, Ph. D. is a learning scientist, fiction writer, and human rights artist.
An author of human rights fiction, Danny's works include the choose-your-own-pathway mystery The 19th Window and the historical novel Train, a Teacher Fellows selected text of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
An Associate Professor of Instruction at Northwestern University’s School of Education & Social Policy and The Crown Family Center for Jewish & Israel Studies, Danny teaches about the design of community programs for social change, Holocaust fiction, and marginalized narratives of human rights.
Danny is the Founder and Creative Director of Unsilence, a national nonprofit that designs and delivers highly-interactive learning experiences that support young people and communities have tough conversations and create lasting solutions to taboo human rights and hidden social injustices.
Danny is a governor-appointed member of the Illinois Holocaust & Genocide Commission. He sits on the editorial advisory board of the journal The Holocaust in History & Memory. Danny designed the pedagogical track of the inaugural docent training program of the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center. And he was a faculty fellow of the Auschwitz Jewish Center. His academic publications include Overlapping Triangles.
Danny is a selected artist for Brushes With Cancer, a program of Twist Out Cancer. He is also a singer-songwriter and a member of They Won't Win. Born and raised in London, Danny lives in Chicago with his husband and their daughter.