Adam Marshak

Dr. Adam Kolman Marshak joined Gann Academy in 2007-2008 after finishing his PhD work at Yale University where he was an Andrew W. Mellon fellow in the Humanities (2001-2002) and Yale University Prize Teaching fellow (2005). While at Yale, he was the recipient of several awards including the Robert F. Goheen Prize in Classical Studies (2004) and the W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research’s Sean W. Dever Memorial Prize (2006). He received his BA in History and Classics with honors from Stanford University (1997) where was a Stanford Presidential Scholar (1997) and the recipient of the Donald and Robin Kennedy Award for Undergraduate Research in Jewish Studies (2001). At Gann, he currently teaches both 9th grade Humanities and a multi-grade elective on the challenges of democratic governments both past and present. For many years, Dr. Marshak taught a senior elective on the Nazis and Western Civilization. Other classes he has taught include senior electives on Second Temple Judaea, the history of the early Church, World History 10, Modern European History 10, and a senior elective on the construction of civilization. He was an academic dean from 2016-2021. He also was the assistant coach of the Gann softball team from 2007-2012 and has been an advisor to numerous student clubs and organizations. In addition to his teaching, Dr. Marshak participated in several documentaries that have appeared on CNN, the History Channel, and Fox, published numerous articles in academic journals and encyclopedias, and published a book on the political self-presentation of Herod the Great with Wm B. Eerdmans, The Many Faces of Herod the Great (2015).