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John Pitts, Ph.D.

Title: Part Time Faculty
Phone: 706-310-6253

Office: Student Resource Center, 560, Oconee
Areas of Expertise: History of science, history of medicine, military history

Courses Taught

  • European Civilization Survey, University of Utah, 1972-1973
  • History of Mental Health Care in U.S., University of Pennsylvania, 1977-78 (two semester-long classes)
  • Western Civilization, UNG, 2007-2010
  • U.S. History I, UNG, 2009 - present
  • U.S. History II, UNG, 2009 - present
  • World History II, UNG, 2007 - present


  • Ph.D. , History & Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania , 1978
  • M.A., History of Science, University of Utah, 1975
  • B.A., History, Northwestern University, 1964

Research/Special Interests

  • History of science and medicine
  • Military history
  • Comparative religions
  • Cosmology


The Human Factor: Man, Medicine and Space Flight, NASA, 1982

Numerous classified publications for Naval Research Laboratory, U.S. Army, and Department of Defense.


"History of Naval Research Laboratory," permanent exhibition, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, 1983.

Work Experience

U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Special Agent (highest rank, captain), 1967 - 1971

University of Utah, Teaching Fellow, 1972 - 1973

University of Pennsylvania, Instructor (part-time), 1977 - 1978

NASA, Contract Historian, 1978 - 1981

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Historian, 1982 - 1985

U.S. Army in Europe, Command Historian, 1985 - 1991

U.S. Southern Command, Panama and Miami, Command Historian, 1991 - 2006

University of North Georgia, Part-time Faculty, 2007 - present

Personal Information

Married, three daughters, three sons-in-law, seven grandchildren.

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