John M. Gilmore

Assistant Professor of Teaching / Online Coordinator

306 McCord Hall, Memphis, TN 38152
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John M. Gilmore

About John M. Gilmore

John Gilmore earned an M.A. in Anthropology from the University of Memphis in 1999. He earned a Master of Divinity from the Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University 1987. Professor Gilmore has taught in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Memphis as an adjunct since 1999. He became full-time in the department in 2018. He has also taught at Christian Brothers University in the College of Adult and Professional Studies. Mr. Gilmore has worked extensively in several neighborhood revitalization efforts, including Peabody-Vance and Cooper-Young. In addition, Gilmore worked in HIV/AIDS as a trainer, program manager, and tester. Gilmore designed a faith-based Caregiver Training for HIV/AIDS ministries instituted in several cities. He is active in several interfaith efforts in Memphis. Currently, he teaches several classes and is the coordinator for online courses.

Expertise and Interests

Urban Anthropology, community development, leadership, religion, African and African-American Studies, and HIV/AIDS

Selected Awards:

1998 HUD Community Builder Fellowship (University of Memphis)


  • Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 1200)
  • The Peoples of Africa (ANTH 3242)
  • The Anthropology of Religion (ANTH 3253)
  • American Communities (ANTH 3282)

Courses Taught Previously:

  • Global Disaporas (University of Memphis)
  • Seminar African/African American Studies (University of Memphis)
  • Introduction to Religion (University of Memphis)
  • Introduction to Anthropology (Christian Brothers University)
  • Introduction to Sociology (Christian Brothers University)
  • Religion in American Public Life (Christian Brothers University)
  • Old Testament/Hebrew Scripture (Christian Brothers University)