Biography: Dr. Marc Harris is an Associate Professor of History and chair of Penn State Altoona’s History Department. Previously serving as head of the campus’s Arts and Humanities Division, Harris is a scholar of Constitutional History and the sagas of the early American Republic. Teaching at Altoona offers him a unique opportunity to contextualize national issues of those times at a regional level. “Our area [central Pennsylvania] was anti-federalist, anti-constitution,” he noted. “A reason for the opposition to the Constitution was the proposal that you have to pay taxes to a central government, not just your state.” These manners of historical perspective serve as intriguing platforms for discussion and research. His various courses also concern Business History, Pennsylvania History, Revolutionary America, and American History survey classes.
Biography: Dr. Steven Andrews has been a full time instructor of history since 2008. Prior to this appointment, he held the position of adjunct lecturer for thirteen years. He received his Doctorate from The Pennsylvania State University in 1995. Since 1995 he has taught a wide variety of courses to include courses on Western Civilization, Ancient Greece and Rome, Medieval History, the Crusades, the History of the Family, Women’s History, the Holocaust, Nazi Germany, Communism, World War II, Tudor/Stuart England, the History of Absolutism, Eastern Europe, World War I, the History of Witchcraft and Magic, American Military History, and Pennsylvania History. Dr. Andrews was nominated for the University's prestigious Schreyer Award for teaching excellence in 2011. He is currently co-coordinator of the History Program.