John received his Doctorate in history in 2001 from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and has taught at many institutions including those in the University System of New Hampshire, the University of Vermont, University of Massachusetts Amherst, as well as private universities, including Franklin Pierce and Susquehanna University. His courses span an array of topics ranging from World History, Western Civilizations, History & Film, to numerous classes on American History.
He is published in peer-reviewed journals on a number of topics, including twentieth century American immigration policy, the English Renaissance, and early modern British colonial legal history. Most recently (2015-2016), he co-authored a US History textbook for OpenStax, a part of Rice University’s Open Education Resources (OER) initiative. http://openstaxcollege.org/textbooks/us-history
His current work is connected to an ongoing (2015-2017) National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) grant to crowd source the transcription of major New Hampshire manuscript collections. I am researching colonial and revolutionary history through the manuscripts of Meshech Weare, a provincial judge who served as the chair of New Hampshire’s Committee of Safety during the American Revolution.