Dr. Marcus Witcher is a Scholar-in-Residence in the History Department and the Arkansas Center for Research in Economics (ACRE) at the University of Central Arkansas. In addition to being an engaging and enthusiastic educator, Dr. Witcher specializes in political, economic, and intellectual history from 1920 to the present. His specialization is Modern American Conservatism and his manuscript Getting Right with Reagan: Conservatives and the Fortieth President, 1980-2016 is forthcoming in the fall of 2019 with the University Press of Kansas.
Dr. Witcher earned his B.A. in history from the University of Central Arkansas in 2011 and received his Ph.D. in history from the University of Alabama in 2017. Dr. Witcher offers classes in Modern American History including courses on the Cold War, the Conservative Movement, the American Presidency, the History of Economic Thought, and U.S. Economic Development. His research on conservatism has appeared in White House Studies Journal, and he is the co-editor of a three-volume anthology entitled: Public Choice Analyses of American Economic History. Dr. Witcher is currently researching for his next book length projects: Fulfilling the Reagan Revolution: Clinton, Gingrich, and the Conservative 90s and African Americans, Markets, and the State: Black Liberation Through the Marketplace (co-authored with Rachel Ferguson at Lindenwood University).