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Dr. John Hilston

Adjunct Faculty - Economics

Dr. John Hilston earned a B.S. in Industrial Management from Grove City (PA) College (1996). At Grove City, he studied under G. Dirk Mateer and Walter E. Williams. After graduating from Grove City, John worked as a Project Engineer, Real Estate Tax Specialist, and Insurance Statistical Analyst. While working in these various positions, he earned an M.A. in Economics from Cleveland State University (1998). After teaching Economics part-time for a year, John decided to make this interest his full-time career.

He taught for two years at six different Cleveland/Akron, OH, area institutions. For the next 3+ years, John was an Economics Professor at Seminole State College in Sanford, FL. He is presently a Professor of Economics and History at Eastern Florida State College in Palm Bay, FL. John completed his Ed.D in Educational Leadership at University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL (2010). He then completed graduate coursework in American History at University of Central Florida and Immaculata (PA) University. John’s academic interests include the economics of public policy and college faculty political diversity.

In his spare time, John enjoys cheering for his beloved Cleveland and Ohio sports teams, traveling (he has been to fifty state capitols and sixteen countries), and rooting for his favorite political candidates. He also likes golf - even though golf doesn't seem to like him. If you're ever planning a trip to Central Florida, John would be happy to offer his wisdom. He considers himself a theme park and beach expert!

Personal: John is married to Dana...and they have three wonderful children - Alexa (age 15), Jimmy (age 12), and Peter (age 10). They also have two cats – Reagan and Winston.

John enjoys teaching for Valencia. His goal is to provide excellent educational opportunities.


Office: Other

Location: Off Campus

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