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John holds a BA from Columbia University, an MTS from the University of Notre Dame, and an MAT from Bard College. He completed his PhD in the Teaching of Social Studies from Teachers College, Columbia University. In his career, John has worked as a middle and high school social studies teacher, primary school administrator, and college academic advisor. Besides his work at AUCA, he is also currently an assistant professor of curriculum and instruction at Manhattanville College in New York.

His research interests are in secondary education pedagogy, the intersection between macro and local historical narratives, and the way that social forces, be they ethnic, religious, or political, impact what is taught in classrooms. His most recent articles, from 2022 issues of Religion and Education along with the Journal of Research in Christian Education, explores these themes in great depth.
( He teaches Curricular Planning in the MAT program at AUCA.