Josh is Director of Faculty Development and Director of the Thinkforward Quality Enhancement Plan at the University of Mississippi, where he is also a Clinical Assistant Professor in Teacher Education. He previously worked in similar positions at Rice University, George Mason University, and Columbus State University. He has led and implemented major institutional initiatives, including student evaluation reform and COVID-related contingency planning for course delivery.
Josh is a frequent speaker at colleges and universities across the country, and he is the author of How Humans Learn: The Science and Stories behind Effective College Teaching (WVU, 2018).
John is a writer, editor, speaker, researcher, consultant, and author of eight books, including Why They Can’t Write: Killing the Five-Paragraph Essay and Other Necessities (Johns Hopkins UP) and The Writer’s Practice: Building Confidence in Your Nonfiction Writing (Penguin), which is widely used in writing classrooms from middle school through college. With 20 years of college teaching experience and ten years as a contributor to Inside Higher Ed (via his “Just Visiting” blog), John has become a national voice on issues of faculty labor, institutional values, and writing pedagogy. He also works as a writer and advisor for Educational Endeavors, a provider of extra-curricular academic enrichment services, and writes a weekly column for the Chicago Tribune about books and writing. Affiliate faculty at the College of Charleston, his most recent book, Sustainable. Resilient. Free.: The Future of Public Higher Education (Belt) is now available.
You can contact John at [email protected].