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Professor of Curriculum & Instruction, University of Connecticut

Alan Marcus is a Professor in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Connecticut and is a University of Connecticut Teaching Fellow. His scholarship centers on museum and monument education, teaching with film, and history education with an emphasis on studying World War II and the Holocaust. Alan collaborates with museum educators across the United States and internationally, is a Faculty Fellow at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (2012, 2015), and runs a full term study abroad field experience for pre-service teachers in Nottingham, England. Alan earned his Ph.D. from Stanford University. Prior to attending Stanford he taught high school social studies in Georgia. He is a co-author of “Teaching History with Museums: Strategies for K-12 Social Studies” (Routledge, 2017) and “Teaching History with Film: Strategies for Secondary Social Studies” (Routledge, 2010), and co-editor of “Teaching Difficult History Through Film” (Routledge, 2017) as well as numerous articles and book chapters. Alan is the past president of the Connecticut Council for the Social Studies and was a lead writer for the new State of Connecticut Social Studies Frameworks. His current research evaluates the potential and limitations of virtual Holocaust survivor testimony and virtual reality survivor programs at museums.


  • –present
    Professor, University of Connecticut


    Stanford University, Ph.D.


University of Connecticut Teaching Fellow