John Pickering

Professor, History

Office Location:

Freiburger Residence Hall


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.


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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