PhD Student, Higher Ed Administration
John began his work in higher education at the University of New Hampshire as an accountant analyst. In 2002, He continued his career in higher education with the UT System Controller’s Office as a plant fund accountant. In 2009, he accepted a position as a budget analyst with the UT System Budget and Planning Office.
He is currently a volunteer mentor with the Big Brothers / Big Sisters Mentor 2.0 program at South Doyle High School, a program focused on first-generation high school students with a goal of promoting a growth mindset that has the potential to impact the success of his mentee's higher education experiences. He will work with his mentee, currently a sophomore, throughout his senior year in high school and hopefully beyond as their mentor-mentee relationship develops.
Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, John is married with two children who recently graduated from UT Knoxville. Prior to dedicating his life’s work to higher education, he worked mostly at General Telephone & Electrics (GTE) in Everett, Washington in various finance related capacities.
Hobbies and Interests: Tennis, music (guitar, drums, piano), photography, reading, kayaking, bicycling, Turner Classic Movies
Increasing retention of first-generation and lower socioeconomic students; online learning with a focus on success for non-traditional students of ages 25+; debt free tuition and fees; the economics of inequality and higher education; COVID 19 scenarios, best practices, and financial points of impact.
- MBA Finance, University of Wisconsin - Madison
- BBA Business Administration, University of Wisconsin - Madison
- K-8 Teacher Certification (included Certification for High School Economics), Western Washington University
- University of Tennessee – Knoxville – 14 credits of music (mostly jazz)
John currently serves as Budget Analyst for The University of Tennessee System Budget and Planning department.