- Carthage College
Professor John Isham came to Carthage in 2007 from Columbia University, where he was a Core Lecturer in Literature Humanities. A native of Ohio, he earned a B.A. in Philosophy and History of Mathematics from St. John’s College, Annapolis, Md., in 1989. After graduating he began learning Russian and became fluent in the language, then earned a Master’s in International Affairs from Columbia in 1994. He earned an M.A. in Russian Language from Middlebury College in 1996; then earned an M.A., a Master’s of Philosophy, and a Ph.D. in Russian Literature, all from Columbia. He also taught courses in Russian and the Humanities at Columbia from 1997 to 2003, and at Drew University in Madison, N.J. from 2003 to 2005.
Professor John Isham came to Carthage in 2007 from Columbia University, where he was a Core Lecturer in Literature Humanities. He teaches courses in agony and euphoria in Russian literature and Western Heritage.
Director, Western Heritage Program; Associate Professor of Communication and Digital Media, Modern Languages, and Great Ideas
- Ph.D., M.A., M.Phil. — Russian Literature, Columbia University
- M.A. — Russian Language, Middlebury College
- Master of International Affairs — Columbia University
- B.A. — Philosophy and History of Mathematics, St. John’s College (Annapolis, Md.)
- GFW 200T Topics in Great Ideas: Agony and Euphoria in Russian Literature
- CORE 110 The Intellectual History of Western Heritage I