John has an MA and PhD in sociology from McMaster University, and a BA (H) from Memorial University in St. John’s Newfoundland. Broadly, his research and teaching interests are in social networks, sociology of knowledge & culture, political sociology & social movements, computational sociology, and environmental sociology. He is interested in working with collaborators and students in any of these areas.
He is an Affiliated Researcher at the Waterloo Institute for Complexity and Innovation and a Fellow at the Balsillie School of International Affairs (Science and Health Policy Research Cluster).
John is currently conducting research on large scale communication and collaboration networks among Linux developers (funded by an Insight Development Grant from SSHRC), on think tanks in Canada and the US, on intellectual networks and knowledge diffusion, and on environmental policy networks.
John teaches INTEG 120 Introduction to the Academy, INTEG 275 Social Research Methods, INTEG 375 Data Visualization, INTEG 375 Research Design & Methods, INTEG 375 Science and Technology in Society, and INTEG 475 Open Science and Technology. He is currently developing courses on Environmental Sociology, Comparative Science and Health Policy, and Social Networks, and is co-developing INTEG 251 Creativity and Innovation with Vanessa Schweizer.
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