Professor John Sisko is the vice president and dean of faculty at Ripon College. Prior to joining Ripon, in August 2020, Sisko had served as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Wayland H. Cato Jr. School of Education at Queens University in Charlotte, North Carolina.
At Queens University, Sisko served as the chief academic officer of the Arts and Sciences and Education divisions, providing leadership for 75 full-time faculty members, 60 part-time instructors and 10 staff members, constituting Queens’ largest academic unit. He served on the university-wide planning committee and co-chaired a subcommittee on creativity and innovation for the institution’s 2017-2020 strategic plan. Sisko worked closely with faculty and administration to promote entrepreneurship, advance the university’s standing and footprint in the Charlotte arts community, and enhance opportunities for undergraduate research, creative activity and experiential learning.
Sisko is a professor of philosophy. He has given 50 scholarly presentations and published 17 book chapters or journal articles, most of which have been published in the top journals of philosophy, including Phronesis, Mind and Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy. Sisko also has published an edited volume, Philosophy of Mind in Antiquity (Routledge, 2019). He has more than 20 years of teaching experience, including posts at The College of New Jersey, Temple University and the College of William and Mary, where he won the Junior Research Sabbatical Award. Sisko earned his bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland, and his Ph.D. in philosophy from Rutgers University.