John A. Marcum

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John A. Marcum, "Director UC Education Abroad Program & UC Associate Provost, International Academic Activities University-wide Office of Education Abroad Program. A Stanford and Columbia educated Californian, John A. Marcum was "internationalized" as a Fulbright student in France (1952-54). At Colgate University, where he began his teaching career in political science/international relations, he became immersed in the study of decolonization in Africa and the first of a long series of programs focused on educational exchange and scholarship programs with Africa. A former president of the African Studies Association, author of a two-volume study of the Angolan Revolution, PBS television panelist, and journal editor, he has been on the faculty of the University of California since 1972, served as a College Provost and Academic Vice Chancellor at the Santa Cruz campus, and has directed the Universitywide Education Abroad Program since 1990. In 2001, he was named Associate Provost, International Academic Activities, and in this role Professor Marcum is focusing on integrating academic programs abroad with research and public service to broaden and coordinate UC's international dimensions." [1]


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  1. LOCAL STEERING COMMITTEE, accessed March 22, 2010.