Professional Bio

Ed.D., Auburn University

M.A.T., Vanderbilt University

B.A., Louisiana State University

John Cross is Professor of Education in Regis College. After serving as chair of the department for four years (2000-2004), he now serves the College in a full-time teaching capacity. Before coming to Regis, Dr. Cross served as Chair and Director of Education of both undergraduate and graduate programs at Adams State College in Alamosa (1997-2000). His previous professional experience was in the South: Associate Professor of Education at The University of West Alabama (1993-1997), Instructor of English (Jefferson Davis College, 1980-1993).
Dr. Cross was awarded the Ed.D. degree from Auburn University in 1992. His dissertation, Transcendental Dialectic in the Early Poems of James Dickey, was later abbreviated for an article in the James Dickey Review. At Auburn, his course of study consisted of English literature and English pedagogy, the latter focused on methods of teaching composition and literature. His previous study was at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and he became enthralled with the persuasive New Critical writers and thinkers of the Fugitive Movement. Reversing the path of Brooks and Warren, he completed his B.A. in English at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge (1975).

Research & Scholarship

Dr. Cross' research efforts follow paths into English and Education subjects. In addition to the Dickey paper, other recent publications include an analysis of students' reactions to differing dialect (2001) and an analysis of a K-8 parochial school in Colorado.