Brother John Joseph McGoldrick (b. 1948), grew up in Southwest Philadelphia with his parents and older brother. Attending Most Blessed Sacrament School and later West Philadelphia Catholic High School for Boys, Brother John was part of a strong Catholic community. It was here at West Philadelphia Catholic High School, where Brother John was introduced to the Christian Brotherhood. It was at this time that he realized that the life of service with the Brotherhood was the type of life he’d like to lead. At the age of fifteen, Brother John attended the junior novitiate and after graduating high school entered the novitiate of the Christian Brothers. He graduated from La Salle in 1971, receiving his bachelor’s degree in History, and planning to become a secondary teacher. He also received his master’s degree with Millersville University in German, and his doctorate degree from Temple University in Communications. During his professional career, he worked at many secondary schools, including Archbishop Carroll High School, La Salle College High School, and Calvert Hall College High School, teaching German, history, and religion courses. For a time period, he also worked at Towson University as an adjunct professor, and Christian Brothers University as the Administrative Assistant to the President, Director of Desktop Services, and Assistant Vice President. Since 2001, Brother John has been working as the Assistant Provost at La Salle University. In his free time, Brother John enjoys taking part in his duties and tasks with the Brothers’ community, traveling, reading, watching movies, and of course attending La Salle basketball games.
McGoldrick, John J. F.S.C., Ph.D. and Thieme, Christine M., "Interview of John J. McGoldrick, F.S.C., Ph.D." (2013). All Oral Histories. 48.
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