Admissions Officer, History
Robert Congdon Memorial Chair of History
B.A., Colgate University; M.A., Dartmouth College
Year Appointed: 1986
After graduating from Colgate University in 1986, Jack returned to Taft as a Carpenter Teaching Fellow, living on CPT3, teaching history, coaching, and working in admissions. Now the holder of the Robert Congdon Chair, Jack combines teaching AP European History with being senior class dean and coaching the varsity golf team (six-time Founders League champs). He has served as assistant varsity football coach, assistant varsity hockey coach, corridor head of HDT2, chair of the history department, admission officer, and he is a longtime member of the Disciplinary Committee. While a student at Taft, Jack was the winner of Reardon Prize for excellence in history, winner of the Cross Football Award, and captain of the varsity golf team. He lives on campus with his wife, Jennifer, and their three children, Peter (Taft Class of 2019), Nicholas (Taft Class of 2021), and Alexander.