John started at UW-Green Bay on August 26, 2013, as an Assistant Professor, Democracy and Justice Studies. John completed his Ph.D. in History at the University of Maryland in May 2013.  His dissertation, “Against the Public: Teacher Strikes and the Decline of Liberalism, 1968-1981” focuses on the recent history of American culture, politics, and labor unions.  His recent opinion pieces on contemporary politics have been featured in Dissent and truthout.org. He grew up in north Mississippi, taught high school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and is an avid St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan.