A veteran from a a family of veterans, John Summerlot studies veterans as a doctoral student and in his full-time job as director of Veterans Support Services at IU. he is also a historian and studies the history of higher education and the military’s involvement with one another, particularly at IU. He is also a nationally certified search-and-rescue technician, instructor and search manager, teaching search and rescue at IU as well as around the state. His specialty area is missing students, and he has presented at national conferences on the topic as well as consulted for other schools.
Areas of Expertise
History of military science, history of ROTC, Indiana University military history, veteran transition, GI Bill (current and historical), IU Golden Book, veteran identity development, veterans issues, search and rescue, missing students.