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historian , Education educator

John Leslie Rury, American education educator, historian. Research grantee National Institute Education, Washington, 1979-1980, Spencer Foundation, Chicago, 1985, 2007, Radcliffe College, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1987; Spencer fellow National Academy Education, Stanford, California, 1986-1987.


Rury, John Leslie was born on April 6, 1951 in Syracuse, New York, United States. Son of John and Virginia (Gould) Rury.


AB, Fordham University, 1973. Master of Science in Education, City University of New York, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy, University Wisconsin, 1982.


Instructor history Wayne State University, Detroit, 1980-1983. Assistant professor history Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio, 1983-1984. Assistant professor education Ohio State University, Columbus, 1984-1987.

From associate to professor DePaul University, Chicago, 1987—2003, chairman Department Education Policy Studies and Research, 2003. Professor University Kansas, since 2003, chairman Department Teaching and Leadership, 2003—2005. Professor sociology Keeler Family Intra-U., 2006—2007.

Program chairman Midwest History Education Society, Chicago, 1989-1990. Core group Policy Research Action Group, Chicago, 1993-1999. Public policy council Harris School, University Chicago, 1997.

Senior program officer, Spencer Foundation, Chicago, Illinois, 1999-2002, senior advisory, 2002-2003. Exec committee member Kansas City Area Education Research Consortium, since 2008.



Member American History Association, American Educational Research Association (vice president 1997-1999), History of Education Society (vice president 1996-1997, president 1997-1998), Social Science History Association, American Sociological Association.


Married Ellen Kennedy, June 18, 1981 (divorced October 1992). Children: Aaron, Derek. Married Aida Alaka, May 12, 1995.

John Rury

Virginia (Gould) Rury

Ellen Kennedy

Aida Alaka

Aaron Rury

Derek Rury