Fritz Fischer

Fritz Fischer

Professor, Chair, & Director of Teacher Education

College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Contact Information

(970) 351-2263
Ross 3270C
Office Hours
M 3:30-5:00 p.m. & R 12:30-1:30 p.m. or by appointment
Mailing Address
University of Northern Colorado
Department of History
Campus Box 116
Greeley, CO 80639


Professional/Academic Experience

Research/Areas of Interest

History Education; The Peace Corps and U. S. International Relations since 1945

Publications/Creative Works

The Memory Hole: The U.S. History Curriculum Under Siege. Charlotte, N.C.: Information Age Press, 2013.

“Student Protest, Historical Thinking and Anti-Historians: Some context on the Jeffco APUSH Debate,” Social Education, October 2015, Volume 79, Number 5

“Is the Common Core a Threat to History Education?” with Thomas D. Fallace and Johann N. Neem, The American Historian, November 2015.

“NCHE, C3 and the Importance of History in the Schools,” History Matters! December 2013/January 2014.

“History Education and Educational Reform,” The Parents League of New York Review 2013, Volume XLVII, 2013.

“The Historian as Translator: Historical Thinking, The Rosetta Stone of History Education,” Historically Speaking, volume 12, Number 3,  June 2011.

Honors and Awards

Sears-Helgoth Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Northern Colorado, 2015 (Award for universities top teacher, based on student evaluations, teaching philosophy ,reflective practice, assessments, student outcomes and innovative pedagogy)

University of Northern Colorado College of Humanities and Social Sciences Award for Outstanding Service, 2014

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