John O’Neill is an experienced ESL instructor at Mission College. John comes from New Jersey and received his BA in History and Secondary Education from New Jersey City State University in 1977. After getting his BA, John served for 2 years as a Peace Corps volunteer, teaching English in The Sultanate of Oman on the Arabian Peninsula.
In 1981, he received his MA in International Studies with a focus on Education from Ohio University. John taught ESL for 15 years at San Jose State University before joining the faculty at Mission in the fall 2005 semester. He lives in Santa Cruz with his family and enjoys traveling, hiking, bodysurfing, playing guitar, writing/singing songs, and studying comparative mythology.