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John A. Worsley

Bio

 

•   Professor, Human Services, CCRI, 1971- Present; Department Chair, 1971-1987.

 

•   Assistant Professor, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 1967-1971.

 

•   Pawtucket West High School, English/Social Studies.

 

•   Part-time teaching: Brown University, Clark University, University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island School of Design, Roger Williams College, and Cape Cod Community College.

• Director, Dormitories, Clark University.

• Newspaper Reporter; Press Secretary, Governor of Rhode Island; TV Documentary Writer; and Advertising Copy Writer.

• Professional Musician (piano); concert producer.

• Superintendent of Schools.

• Music Writer, Various Newspapers and Magazines.

• Jazz Historian.

 

Education

RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE

Post-Graduate, Program in Educational Leadership

NEW ENGLAND EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE

Advanced Studies in Psychology

CLARK UNIVERSITY

Ph.D., American Culture and Government; Modern European History

BROWN UNIVERSITY

MAT, American History/Education

BA, International Relations

Presentations and Activities

• American Association of School Administrators

• Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

• Rhode Island School Superintendents Association

• Rhode Island Association for Curriculum Development

• New England Organization of Human Services, President, 1985 – 1987

• Pawtucket Historic District Commission, Vice Chair

 

• Pawtucket Arts Council, Volunteer Executive Director 
As Executive Director of The Pawtucket Arts Council, John Worsley has managed a wide range of musical productions including: Scott Hamilton, Gene Bertoncini, The Providence Mandolin Orchestra andThe Pandora Mandolin Ensemble, to name a few.

 

• Providence Art Club

 

• Providence Federation of Musicians, Executive Board Member

 

• The University Club, Providence, Entertainment Committee

 

• Home Health Services, Board Member

 

• Preservation Society of Pawtucket, Vice President

 

• Providence Federation of Musicians, Board Member

 

• Rhode Island Historical Society, Executive Board

 

• Friends of RISD Museum

 

• Midcoast Maine Jazz Society

 

Awards & Honors

•  NDEA Fellowship for Improvements in Teaching, Clark University

•  Ford Foundation Fellowship, Educational Innovations, Brown University

•  President's Award from the National Organization for Human Services

 

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Last Updated: 8/7/17