John Dunham

Writing Center Coordinator, AUNE and AU's Virtual Writing Center
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Highest Degree

MS - Environmental Studies - Advocacy for Social Justice and Sustainability, Antioch University New England


John Dunham grew up in a large family where word play and witty repartee were mandatory. His father is an editor, contributing to a love of writing and language throughout the family.

John attended Marlboro College from 2001-2005, where he enjoyed the school’s rigorous writing standards and passed the Clear Writing Requirement in his first semester. Over the following four years he studied Writing, Linguistics, History, and Asian Studies, graduating with Highest Honors with a Bachelor of Arts in History. In Marlboro’s unique program, every student completes the equivalent of a Master’s Thesis to finish their program. John chose to do a 175-page historical analysis of Japanese Imperialism between 1850 and 1950, incorporating sections on literature, linguistics, and historical analysis.

After college, John worked for five years as a Wilderness Therapy Guide with at-risk youth in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. There he honed his tutoring and coaching skills and as well indulging a love of the outdoors and wilderness environments. He continues to pursue his love of wild places through the discovery, exploration, and mapping of previously-undocumented caves in New England.

John attended Antioch University New England for a Masters of Science in Environmental Studies from 2011-2013. His concentration was in Advocacy for Social Justice and Sustainability, and he was the first student from that concentration to do a Master’s Thesis as his Capstone Project. His thesis was a 265-page interdisciplinary work employing theoretical synthesis to examine the interactions between Social Movements and entrenched societal ideas.

While attending AUNE, John worked as a Tutor in the Writing Center, where he was well-regarded by his colleagues for perspicacity and creative analysis of the writing process. He also worked as a tutor for Antioch University’s Virtual Writing Center during his final semester. He took over the coordination of the AUNE Writing Center in Summer of 2013, and is currently pursuing the publication of his academic work.