Dr. John Murnane is a volunteer at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute in Boston and a workshop leader at Mount Wachusett Community College. He has a B.A. from Salem State University, an M.A. from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and a Ph.D. from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. Dr Murnane has published articles in American Diplomacy, The History Teacher, World History Connected, The New England Journal of History, All About Jazz and the Jazz Times. Dr. Murnane was a faculty member at Worcester Academy, Worcester, Massachusetts, for 20 years where he taught history (1996-2016) and served as the Arts and Humanities Curriculum Coordinator (2004-6), Chair of the History andSocial Sciences Department (2006-10), the Director of Open Gates and the Director of Academic Programs (2010-2014). He has been an adjunct instructor at Clark University, Fitchburg State University and Mt. Wachusette Community College as well as a Reader for the College Board AP United States History and AP World History and a College Board consultant and workshop leader on AP World History. Dr. Murnane served in the U.S. Air Force, 1984-88. He lives in Holden, Massachusetts, with his wife and three sons. He plays the saxophone, the clarinet and the drums.
Dr. Murnane’s CV (click here)
Reflections on teaching world history (click here)