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Fritz Fischer

Fritz Fischer


College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Contact Information

(970) 351-2263
Ross 3285B
Office Hours
T/R 12:15-1:45 and 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.

“Teaching Revolution, Reform and Rebellion (and those who seek to prevent it),” chapter 11 in The Role of Agency and Memory in Historical Understanding, Gordon P. Andrews and Yosi D. Wandi, eds. (Cambridge Scholars Press: Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK, 2017)

“The Jefferson County Showdown over the AP US History Test: A Second Chance for a Failed Dialogue,” AHA Perspectives, November 2016.

“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.

Honors and Awards

The Eugene Asher Distinguished Teaching Award for outstanding postsecondary history teaching, 2016 (American Historical Association’s highest annual award for teaching)

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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