Stewart Austin, PhD


Stewart Austin, PhD is the Treasurer of the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide Education. He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn (which has since been absorbed into New York University), and a Post-Doctoral Fellowship from MIT.

Austin spent nearly twenty years at the world-renowned AT&T Bell Laboratories, working in research and development of fiber optic communication systems. Following Bell Labs, he spent four years as Director of Product Certification at a software startup company, and then completed his “corporate life” as Vice President of Engineering at a startup company that designed and built ultra-high capacity fiber optic communications systems. In 2002, he became an entrepreneur and started a successful home remodeling business. In 2009, Stew became a licensed NJ Home Inspector and now operates Prime Home Inspection Services, LLC.  

Austin has done volunteer work at the Monmouth County SPCA, as well as local area soup kitchens. Stew is a second-generation descendant, and lost many relatives in the Holocaust.

Did you know?

Stew is the original owner of a 1972 Volkswagen that he fully restored and still tinkers with to this day.

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