Portrait of George Marcus

George Marcus

Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy, State University of New York at Geneseo

Dr. George Marcus is currently an Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the State University of New York at Geneseo, a highly -regarded public liberal arts college, where he has taught for 13 years. Prior to this role he was a post-doctoral scholar and instructor at Stanford university. He is the leader of a Faculty Learning Group on his campus tasked with studying the literature on best practices in the diversification of higher education faculty as well as gathering input from campus stakeholders and a broad range of experts. His group makes recommendations to the Provost to make progress on this issue and assist in implementation and assessment of such efforts.

Dr. Marcus has mentored over one hundred research students from a broad range of backgrounds, most of whom have gone on to graduate school or STEM careers. He has been recognized for excellence in teaching and student engagement numerous times, earning five awards for his efforts, including The SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.