Mr. Burns studied Philosophy and hails from New Rochelle, NY, where he attended New Rochelle High School.
Why did you initially choose to attend Morehouse?
What has kept you at Morehouse?
Why did you choose to study Philosophy?
Outside of Philosophy, what have you spent time learning about?
Philosophical Research at the Pre-Ph.D. Summer Research Experience Summer Enrichment Program (PPSEP) for Humanities and Social Sciences at Howard University.
Graduate School Acceptances
Harvard Divinity School
Yale Divinity School
The University of Chicago Divinity School
Mellon Mays Undergraduate Research Fellowship
Paris Study Abroad with Mass Media Arts Department at Clark Atlanta University
Israel Study Abroad with the Passages Program
2016 Gibran Patterson Scholar
Mellon Mays Domestic Research Travel Grant Recipient
Mellon Mays International Research Travel Grant Recipient
Working Proficiency in French
Academic Greek Organizations
Phi Beta Kappa
Phi Sigma Tau international Honor Society in Philosophy
2018 1st Team All-Conference Decathlon (Track and Field)
2016 1st Team All-Conference Decathlon (Track and Field)
2018 SIAC All-Academic Team (Track and Field)
2017 SIAC All-Academic Team (Cross Country)
2017 SIAC All-Academic Team (Track and Field)
2018 All Division 2 Southeast Region (400m Hurdles)
2018 All Division 2 Southeast Region (Decathlon)
2018 All Division 2 South-East Region 4x400
2019 Academy of Preachers Inductee
Burns, J (March 2019). “Black French Invisibility.” Oral presentation at the 2019 Clark Atlanta University Research Symposium. Atlanta, GA.\ Burns, J (November 2018)
“Reconsidering Rawls: Examining Charles Mills’ and Tommie Shelby’s Critiques of Rawlsian Notions of Justice.” Oral presentation at the MMUF Southeast Regional Undergraduate Conference. Durham, DC. Burns, J (June 2018). “Reconsidering Rawls: Examining Charles Mills’ and Tommie Shelby’s Critiques of Rawlsian Notions of Justice.” Oral presentation at The Howard University Pre-Ph.D. Summer Enrichment Program. In the Humanities and Social Sciences. Washington, DC. Burns, J (November 2017)
“A Pillar of Justice: Examining the Life and Work of Rev. James Lawson.” Oral presentation at the Inaugural International Comparative Labor Studies Conference at Morehouse College. Atlanta, GA.
John J. Burns “21st Century Change Agents: Creating a World that Mirrors its Maker” Academy of Preachers Journal (2019)
John J. Burns, “Blackness to Me” The Morehouse College Catalyst Journal (2019). John J. Burns, “A Case for Space,” The Morehouse College Catalyst Journal (2018).