Jonathon C. York

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Title: Professor of Government
Company: Mountain View College
Location: Irving, Texas, United States

Jonathon York, Professor of Government at Mountain View College, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in politics and government education.

Mr. York had long been interested in politics and how the government works before entering academia to research and teaching. He first earned a Bachelor of Arts in politics from the University of Dallas in 1994 and continued at the institution to receive a Master of Arts in 1999. Not long after graduating, he joined the faculties at Tarrant County College and North Lake College as an adjunct instructor. In 2005, he accepted his current role, a position as a Professor of Government at Mountain View College. As part of his work in research, he has formed a three-dimensional operational model of ideological preference, designed a comprehensive outcomes-based American government survey series and developed individual ideological inventories.

Mr. York attributes his success to his mentors. His former professors, Wayne Ambler and Sally Fisher Hicks were incredibly influential to him. When he first began teaching, he adopted a similar style to Thomas West. In addition, Mr. York was inspired by his social science teacher in middle school, Sister Susan Kongs. In his work, Mr. York endeavors to thoroughly research and inspect research design as to have complete data and defined terms. His affinity for research led him to contribute to a LISTSERV called the Armor Archive, which included an ideological debate between communism and fascism. His former classmate, Russell Mitchell, invited to him to this discussion. Mr. York then went on to launch The Leo Test blog, which has been operational for more than 15 years. Since 2014, Mr. York has included mathematical constructions to further formalize the research.

As part of his career in government and political education, Mr. York has maintained affiliation with a variety of organizations that have allowed professional development. He has served as a political information officer with the Mountain View College Faculty Association and is a part of the Indigenous Studies Network with the American Political Science Association. A passionate amateur astronomer, Mr. York is also a member of the McDonald Observatory and the Planetary Society. He is also a musician and has was previously a music educator with the Primrose School Musical Workshop.

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