John W. Szablewicz


M.A., History, Western Connecticut State University, 1993
M.A., Education, Fairfield University, 1976
B.A., Anthropology, SUNY at New Paltz, 1970
Courses Taught: United States History to 1877
United States History from 1877 to Present
Chinese History and Culture

Adjunct Instructor of History & Non-Western cultures

I have been an adjunct at WestConn since 1994, where I have taught the following courses:

HIS-101 – American Perspectives

HIS-148 – American History: To 1877

HIS-149 – American History: Since 1877

NWC-103 – Chinese Culture

NWC-104- Korean Culture

Office Hours: I can be found at my classroom at least 45 minutes before every class.

I am always willing to meet students by appointment.

My “day job” is teaching at Fairfield College Preparatory School, in Fairfield, Ct., where I have been since 1971.

At Fairfield Prep, I have taught the following courses:

American history
AP American history
American Indian Studies
Asian Studies
Modern Asia
AP Psychology
Western Civilization

Since 1994 I have also served as an adjunct instructor at Tunxis Community College, in Farmington, Ct., where I have taught the following courses:

U.S. History I
U.S. History II
U.S. History Since 1945
Western Civilization I
Western Civilization II

Educational Background:

1970 – BA – SUNY, What's New Paltz
Major: anthropology
Minor: sociology

1976 – MA, ed – Fairfield University
Major – secondary education
Minor – sociology

1993 – MA, history – WCSU
Major: International Relations
Minor: Asian history


1. 1986 – NEH Fellowship to the D’Arcy McNickle Center for the History of the American Indian, at the Newberry Library, Chicago

Focus: Images of Indians in American history

2. 1989 – NEH Fellowship to the D’Arcy McNickle Center for the History of the American Indian, at the Newberry Library, Chicago

Focus: The Ethnohistory of the Paugussett Indians of Connecticut

3. Since the 1980s I have been affiliated with the Institute of American Indian Studies, in Washington, Ct. 

In the 80s I worked as a weekend educator at the museum.

In 2004 I was elected to the Board of Trustees of IAIS, on which I now serve.

4. In keeping with my strong interest in Chinese history & culture, I have traveled extensively throughout China.  Most recently, I spent the summer of 2004 visiting Shanghai, Nanjing, Suzhou, and Hangzhou.  


“Fifty Years of Excellence: A History of Fairfield College Preparatory School”

127 pages. 1992. 

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