John Pickering

Professor, History

Office location:

Freiburger Residence Hall

Email: jpickering@lynn.edu

Phone: +1 561-237-7204

Why Lynn?

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.

Professional profile

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

Education

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

Awards and honors

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