John Salazar is a Complex Director within the University Housing and Dining Services Department at Western Illinois University. John received his bachelor of arts in 2004 from Baylor University, double majoring in History and Environmental Studies. He later earned his masters of education from The University of Maryland, College Park, graduating from the College Student Personnel program in 2009.
Originally from San Antonio, TX, John’s interest in masculinity and men’s development grew from his passion for mentoring and working with Latino/a students. In particular, John’s interest focuses on the concept of “machismo,” and its ties to the understanding of masculinity within Latino culture.