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Dr. John Brooks


Associate Professor
Dean of University College

Office: Helen T. Chick, Room 105
Phone: (910) 672-1251
Fax: (910) 672-2115
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Research Interests
Modern European History
History of the Social Sciences
Student Success and Retention

University Service
Core Steering Committee
Enrollment Management Committee
International Education Committee
Information Technology Advisory Committee
Teacher Education Committee
Admissions Exceptions Committee

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Dr. John Brooks is currently associate professor of history and Dean of University College. A native of eastern North Carolina, he left the state to pursue a doctorate in history at the University of Chicago.  After teaching at institutions in Texas, Massachusetts, and Colorado, he returned to North Carolina in 1998 to become an assistant professor of history at Fayetteville State University.

Dr. Brooks became director of University College in 2004. He has brought his interests in collaborative learning and educational technology to bear on student success. Dr. Brooks helped create the Learning Communities Initiative at FSU. He designed a database to track student usage of the University College Learning Center.  He supervises FSU's use of EMT Retain, an e-communications software that allows University staff to identify, track, and communicate with students in academic difficulty. His position was upgraded from Director to Dean in 2010, when several other programs were added to University College.

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