John Clune, Lieutenant Colonel, Air Force

John Clune

Lieutenant Colonel, Air Force

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. John Clune is a history student at KU, where he is on a 3-year fast track to get a PhD. specializing in U.S.-African relations. When he graduates in the summer of 2014, he will return to the Department of History at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs as an assistant professor. John is an 18-year veteran pilot with more than 3,500 flying hours, mostly in the Boeing E-3 Sentry (AWACS) aircraft, but his passion is teaching and researching. “KU is a very intense academic environment, but the faculty here is extraordinarily accommodating to a military officers, and that’s been really refreshing. It’s been a very family friendly assignment, too.”

John lives in Lawrence with wife and children.

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