John is a two-time graduate of Central Michigan University (CMU), with a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology and a Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration. While pursuing his studies at CMU, John served as a residence hall director for seven years. During that time, he was involved with campus organizations that support survivors of sexual aggression and mentoring college age men.

Next, John moved to Dallas, Tx and began working at the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). During his time at UTD, he served as an Assistant Director of Student Organizations. In addition, John also served as co-chair of Welcome Week(s) and Homecoming. After three years in Dallas, the opportunity at Notre Dame has brought John back to the Midwest.

In his spare time, John enjoys watching football, cooking, travel, and playing with his dog.

Favorite quotations

“What is to give light must endure burning.” – Viktor E. Frankl
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
“You can often change your circumstances by changing your attitude.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
“Realistic expectations for life are that we are going to be better today that we were yesterday, be better tomorrow that we were today. That’s a plan for success. So the key is simple: just work." – Jim Harbaugh

Education

  • B.S. Anthropology – Central Michigan University
  • M.A. Higher Education Administration – Central Michigan University