John Fox
Foothill College

Please meet John Fox, a previous member of the FACCC Board/FACCC Communications Committee, and a dedicated faculty member at Foothill College, where he teaches Sociology. With a Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and over two decades of experience in higher education, John brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to his role.

His inspiration for working in higher education stems from a profound belief that education is our best hope for creating a better world.

This philosophy is encapsulated in his favorite motto, "From each according to their abilities, to each according to their needs," by Karl Marx. Passionate about creating positive change, John envisions teaching a class on creating a better world by being nice to others.

Despite the challenges, John finds working with community college students to be rewarding, as they instill hope for the future. If he could change one thing in the California Community Colleges, it would be to make them free to attend, fostering accessibility to education.

Reflecting on his time in higher education, John acknowledges that many faculty members did not initially aspire to teach at a community college, emphasizing the unexpected paths that educators may take.

To those starting their careers as community college professors, John offers practical advice:

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