John Pickering

B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Professor, History
John Pickering


Phone: 561-237-7204

Office Location

Freiburger Residence Hall

Professional Profile

The Lynn environment has provided John Pickering with the opportunity to share ideas with small classes in a variety of subject matter which he has found interesting and stimulating. In addition,Pickering feels that the Lynn environment allows a freedom to the professor to pursue subject matter in their unique style, and provides a student population of many diverse backgrounds.

Pickering has been a professor at Lynn University for more than 30 years. He is also a book reviewer.


  • B.A., Stetson University
  • M.A., Florida State University
  • Ph.D., University of Denver

Teaching Philosophy

As a student of history, John Pickering believes the study of history provides one with a critical understanding of the present and allows us to pursue such an understanding with a variety of disciples (literature, films, economics, geography, etc.). He believes as a professor it is his obligation to create enthusiasm in the classroom for the pursuit of knowledge.

Teaching Specialties

  • American history surveys
  • American capitalism
  • America through film
  • American presidency
  • American foreign policy
  • American government
  • Comparative politics


  • Lynn Teacher of the Year, Lynn University
  • Apple Polishing Award, Lynn Student Government Association
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