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film critic , Humanities educator

John Anthony DeSando, American film critic, retired humanities educator. Recipient Communicator Excellence award, 2002-2010, Silver Microphone award, 2002-2005, Award of Distinction, Los Angeles Press Club, 2009-2010, Marcom Gold, Hermes Creative, 2010, Graduate Teaching award, Franklin University, 2005.


DeSando, John Anthony was born on September 23, 1940 in Rochester, New York, United States. Son of Carl James and Marie Louise (Notebaert) diplôme d’Etudes Supérieures.


Bachelor, Georgetown University, 1962. Master of Arts, Doctor of Philosophy, University Arizona, 1972.


Assistant professor English Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont, 1967-1974. Director student activities University Massachusetts, Boston, 1975-1977. Dean students University Maine, Fort Kent, 1978-1979.

Vice president academy affairs Franklin University, Columbus, Ohio, 1980—1988, professor humanities, since 1989. Co-host Cinema Classics on Marquee and It's Movie Time Shows, WCBE-FM, since 2001. Critic television program World Film Classics television series, Columbus, 1990—2003.

Vice chairman Film Council Greater Columbus, 2000—2002. Board directors Friends Early Music, since 2007. Board advisors Shadowbox, since 2008.

With Early Music Columbus, 2006—2010, Shadowbox Cabinet, 2006—2010.


  • License auctioneer, Ohio.


  • Other Work

    • Associate editor: Movies on Media Handbook, since 1994. Cinema series host Columbus Museum Art, 1995—2002. Producer: (television series) World Film Classics, 1998.


Chair humanities division Columbus (Ohio) International Film and Video Festival, since 1994. Board directors Ohio State University. Member Modern Language Association, National Council Teachers English, National Auctioneers Association, Ohio Auctioneers Association, Ohio State University Photography and Cinema Alumni Society (board of directors since 1997), National Euchre Players Association (board directors), Kiwanis Club Columbus (president 1994-1995).


Children: Erik, Courtney, Rachel, Jessica, Thea, Gabrielle.

Carl James DeSando

Marie Louise (Notebaert) DeSando

Erik DeSando

Courtney DeSando

Rachel DeSando

Jessica DeSando

Thea DeSando

Gabrielle DeSando