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John Paris

John Paris

John Paris

Assistant Professor, History

Tel.: (630) 942-2064
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2626f

Areas of Research Interest:

  • United States History: American Revolution and Civil War era
  • African-American studies
  • Latin American History

Recent Courses Taught:

  • History 1120 – Western Civilization since 1600
  • History 1130 - U.S. History to 1865
  • History 1140 - U.S. History since 1865
  • History 2240 – Latin American History
  • History 2242 – African American History

Current Projects:

  • Development & enhancement of Latin American and African-American history programs
  • Chair of Carter Carroll Excellence in History Award Committee
  • Co-Chair of Latin American Studies committee
  • Co-Director Costa Rica Summer Study Abroad Program
  • Participant in the International Negotiations Module Project (INMP) classroom online simulation project

Selected Publications, Presentations, Performances, Books:

  • Member of Lincoln Bicentennial Round Table Panel 2009
  • Lewis and Clark Seminar: McHenry County College 2004
  • "Enhancing Student Learning through the Use of Visual Images in the US History Classroom": Community College Humanities Association 2009 National Conference


  • M.A. History, Northern Illinois University
  • B.A. History, Northern Illinois University

Awards and Recognitions:

  • Outstanding Part-time Faculty Award recipient 2001
  • Phi Alpha Theta International Honor Society in History