This is a website designed and created by John Girdwood in Flint, Michigan. The material comes from the many experiences I’ve had over the years I’ve been blogging and using the web. This particular iteration only began in 2009 but I remember making sites with Geocities in the 1990’s. Web design allows me to apply my creative side with the practical activities that I engage in. Right now, I’m completing my PhD at Michigan State University. I’m also a Fellow at the Central Michigan University College of Medicine. I’ve worked in the public sector and non-profit agencies since 1997. Thanks for visiting the site and I hope you get something from it. If not, go listen to some Pete Seeger.
Current Work Bio
John Girdwood is one of two inaugural administrative fellows who joined the Central Michigan University College of Medicine in January 2014. He comes to CMED with a health care and academic background and is thrilled to integrate both in his new role. His clinical experience is in home care through VNA and McLaren, and he has taught sociology at SVSU, Delta, Alma, UM, MSU and Adrian. Currently, John is leading the enterprise value stream analysis and is communicating the progress of our strategic plan to the workforce through “Small Bites” brown bag sessions. John is pretty clear on his favorite component of CMED: the people. He enjoys meeting the staff and students to work together in accomplishing our unique mission of focusing on rural and underserved areas. John is known around the office as a dapper dresser, but you should ask him about how he spends his weekends if you see him looking a bit unkempt. He’s wrapping up his dissertation at Michigan State by becoming embedded in the homeless community and sleeping at homeless shelters to study the barriers of upward mobility. John lives in Flint and is a CMU alum.