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Fritz Fischer

Fritz Fischer

Faculty Trustee

Fritz Fischer has taught U.S. History in college, middle and high school for more than 30 years. He is Professor and Chair of History and Director of History Education at the University of Northern Colorado(UNC) where he teaches courses in American History and directs the teacher preparation program in history. Winner of the American Historical Association’s 2016 Eugene Asher Distinguished Teaching Award and UNC’s Teaching and Service Awards, Professor Fischer earned his BA and MA in History from Stanford University and his PhD in US History from Northwestern University. He has authored two books, Making Them Like Us: Peace Corps Volunteers in the 1960s and The Memory Hole: The US History Curriculum Under Siege, as well as more than a dozen articles and book chapters on history education and history education policy. A national leader in the field of history education for the past decade, he served as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the National Council for History Education from 2009-2013 and served on the Board of Advisors of Mt. Vernon. He was the co-chair of the 2009 Colorado Standards Writing Committee in Social Studies and History, has served as the Project Director or Executive Historian for four Teaching American History grants and has presented at more than two-dozen history teacher professional development workshops all over the country.