Professor of Practice, SPS
A seasoned leader in higher education, John has successfully served in positions of broad responsibility in urban North American institutions. He is highly skilled in program growth and innovation, especially in areas that provide enhanced access to returning adult, international and online learners. He is dedicated to the notion that a strategy of institutional growth coupled with quality enhancement is essential to the lifeblood and sustainability of an institution of higher learning. His research interests include alternative credentialing, the learning to employment transition and educational start-ups.
John was appointed in 2018 as Clark’s Dean of the School of Professional Studies and Associate Provost of Professional Education. John also holds the academic title of Professor of the Practice. His portfolio includes Clark’s International Center, Graduate Enrollment, Admission, and Recruitment and strategy development for online programming. Under his leadership, graduate enrollments at Clark have nearly doubled and he has launched multiple graduate and undergraduate credentials. Most recently, he has received a total of $22 million as the principal investigator with the US Department of Labor in the areas of apprenticeships and the broader issues of workforce development for unemployed and underemployed individuals. TechQuest and TechBoost seeks to train and place individuals in IT apprenticeships in 8 different states across the country. John has served as an educator, administrator, consultant and higher education leader. Along with serving as dean of the College of Professional Studies at Northeastern University, he also pioneered the launch of Northeastern’s first international campus in Toronto, Ontario.
John's Canadian experience also includes work with Simon Fraser University as Dean of Continuing Studies (2005-2009). John received his doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania in 2004 and a Master’s degree from St. Michael’s College in Vermont.
- Ed.D. in Higher Education Management, University of Pennsylvania, 2004
- M.A. in Administration and Management, St. Michaels College, 1998
- B.S. in French, University of Maine Fort Kent, 1991