About: John Murnane

John Murnane began teaching history at Worcester Academy in 1996. He has a B.A. from Salem State College, an M.A. from the University of Massachusetts and a Ph.D. from Clark University. Dr. Murnane is also a part-time Instructor of History at Fitchburg State College and an AP consultant and reader for the College Board in World History. He has published articles in the New England Regional World History Association Newsletter, The History Teacher, World History Connected, All About Jazz and the Jazz Times. Dr. Murnane also co-presented a workshop at the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) conference in Boston in March, 2006, called “From Meat and Potatoes to a 21st Century Curriculum,” which looked at and contextualized the major changes involving Worcester Academy’s curriculum over a ten year period. Dr. Murnane served as the Arts and Humanities Curriculum Coordinator at Worcester Academy for two years (2004-6), Chair of the History and Social Sciences department (2006-10), and Director of Academic Programs (2010-2014). Dr. Murnane served in the U.S. Air Force, 1984-88, and was honorably discharged. He lives in Holden, Massachusetts with his wife and three sons. He plays the saxophone and the clarinet.

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