Faculty/Staff Bio

John B. Kenerson II class=

John B. Kenerson II

B.A., Colgate University; M.A., Dartmouth College

Senior Class Dean, History, Admissions

Robert Congdon Memorial Chair of History


Work Phone: 860-945-7734

Year Appointed: 1986

After graduating from Colgate University in 1986, Jack returned to Taft as Carpenter Teaching Fellow, living on CPT 3, teaching history, coaching, and working in admissions. Now the holder of the Robert Congdon Chair, Jack combines the teaching AP European history with being senior class dean and coaching the varsity golf team (four-time Founders League champs). He has served as assistant varsity football coach and an admissions officer, assistant varsity hockey coach, corridor head of HDT 2, chair of the history department, and 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, and Alexander.

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