J.D.Eames@hud.ac.uk | 01484 475068
Johns post-graduate qualifications, both from the University of Birmingham, are an M.A. (1978) George Herbert and the Concept of Self in the Seventeenth Century and a Ph.D. (1982) A Critical Edition of the Works of Sir William Kingsmill. Kingsmill was Sheriff of Hampshire during the English Civil War and his writings are held in manuscript by Lichfield Cathedral Library.
Following seven years as Head of English at Pendleton Sixth Form College in Salford, John was appointed Curriculum Vice Principal of Oldham Sixth Form College in 1991 prior to the opening of the College in 1992. When the success of the College resulted in increasing demands for locally-provided Higher Education, John was appointed Director of Higher Education in Oldham and led the development of degree courses in the newly-built Oldham Business Management School (now University Centre Oldham) from 1999. In 2003, John became the founder editor of the OBMS International Journal of Applied Management Studies.
In 2004, when he became 55, John made a radical life change. He resigned from his post at the University Centre in order to return to his first professional passion, teaching English Literature. In addition to teaching on the Humanities programme, John works as a freelance Educational Consultant.