BY JOHN STOVER, COLLEGE OF SAN MATEO
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John has been an Adjunct Professor in San Mateo Community College District since 2012, and served as both an Assistant Professor and Adjunct Professor at the University of San Francisco (USF) since 2008. John received his M.A. and Ph.D. from Loyola University Chicago, where his research earned the university’s very first award for excellence in graduate student research and was published in a special edition of Nova Religio (2008). John's dissertation research highlights the artistic and political intersections of documentary filmmaking and social activism. Prior to his career in academia, John worked for nine years in a diverse array of positions in both the public and private sectors, including immigration advocacy, adolescent mental health services, and non-profit fundraising. John is also well versed in the sociologies of gender and sexuality; religion and new religious movements; social movement theory (especially as related to the LGBT movement); qualitative methodologies; and film and society. John received the 2015 Distinguished Adjunct Teaching Award at USF in recognition of his "superb instruction and engagement of students, and dedicated work within the Department of Sociology and the College."