John Gillespie is a Professor of History at San Jacinto College in Houston, Texas. He received his B.A. at Texas Tech University, his M.Ed. at the University of Houston, and his M.L.A. at the University of St. Thomas. Currently, John is working toward a Ph.D. in Humanities from Faulkner University. An 18-year veteran of the classroom, John has taught middle school, high school and college History and Humanities, as well as high school courses in English, Government, and Philosophy. He has presented at numerous academic conferences including the World History Conference of Texas and Texas Community College Teachers Association annual symposium. John is an author for American Biographical Center for which he has contributed entries on Thomas Merton, Liberation Theology, and the Prosperity Gospel. Most recently, John’s article, “The Pedagogue of the Pond: The Educational Philosophy of Henry David Thoreau” was published in the winter edition of the Fourth World Cooperative Journal. John is also a volunteer and guest educator for Jerusalem Peacebuilders, an interfaith, non-profit organization with a mission to create a better future for humanity across religions, cultures, and nationalities. Additionally, John is also an active member of Good Shepherd Episcopal Church where he is a teacher in the Adult Education Ministry and a volunteer for Lord of the Streets, an outreach ministry to Houston’s homeless population.
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