Renaissance John, MP (Massively Parallel), HADD (Highly Active, Deeply Distracted) holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in music composition. Active in interdisciplinary fields, his research addresses areas of virtual reality, computational science, and electrical engineering. Other areas of specialization include critical theory. John is a published author and regularly invited reviewer for several academic journals. An active composer, John's works are nationally performed.
Renaissance John can "change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly." — Robert Heinlein
Like Robert Heinlein, John believes that specialization is for insects.