John C. Kennedy was born in Lumberton, Robeson County, North Carolina. He attended Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio where he completed his BA in 1965. After graduating, he joined the Peace Corps.
The author's specialty was the influence of education on economic development in the English speaking countries of West Africa.
He has devoted a lot of his career to education in both developing countries, and in his own nation. The author taught mathematics in Peki, Ghana from 1965-68, at the secondary school level, at Bell Vocational High School, Washington DC, from 1968-70, and at Northwest Junior High School, Charlotte NC, from 1970-71.
He furthered his own education by completing a Masters degree in mathematics at the University of Illinois, 1971-72.
Kennedy began, but did not complete a Ph.D. in Comparative Education at the U of I, 1972-75.
Kennedy continued his passion for teaching when he worked for the Antilles Consolidated School System in Puerto Rico as a mathematics teacher and computer coordinator, 1975-2000.
John C. Kennedy retired December 2, 2000, to become a paperback writer.
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