Tuning Participant


Wheaton College, Massachusetts

John Bezís-Selfa is associate professor of history and department chair at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts, where he focuses his teaching on the history of the Americas. He is author of Forging America: Ironworkers, Adventurers, and the Industrious Revolution and is co-author of American Horizons: US History in a Global Context. John is at work on two projects: a history of Spanish as a public language in the United States and a history of Latino Philadelphia. He has received fellowships-in-residence from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and the Charles Warren Center at Harvard University. John’s interest in Tuning stems from efforts to develop a tiered approach to information fluency, to curricular renewal efforts within his department and at Wheaton, and to a commitment to the discipline of history as key to creating and sustaining a democratic and genuinely inclusive civic culture.