Professor, Curriculum & Instruction
University of Connecticut Teaching Fellow
Alan Marcus is a professor in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at UConn’s Neag School of Education and is a UConn teaching fellow. His scholarship and teaching focus on museum education, teaching with film, and global education, with an emphasis on the Holocaust and teaching difficult history. Alan collaborates with museum educators across the United States and internationally, is a faculty fellow for the Holocaust Institute for Teacher Educations at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and runs an education abroad program for pre-service teachers in Nottingham, England. Alan is the past president of the Connecticut Council for the Social Studies and was a lead writer for the State of Connecticut Social Studies Frameworks. His current research includes evaluating the potential and limitations of virtual interactive Holocaust survivor testimony, participating as a part of the “Technology Meets Testimony” scholar network at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, and contributing as a theme lead for an AHRC (UK) project on historical testimony. Alan is a former high school social studies teacher and regularly collaborates with K-12 teachers on curriculum development and innovative pedagogy.