Milwaukee Irish Fest Summer School Instructors
Instructor Website: https://www4.uwm.edu/celtic/faculty/gleeson.cfm
Teaching C06: Irish Language and Folklore
John Gleeson holds a M.A. degree in Applied History and a M.F.A. in Film from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He directs UWM's Colmcille Semester program in Ireland and teaches courses in the Ethnic Studies Program. John also leads non-credit study tours to Ireland and Scotland through the College of Letters and Science's Community Programs and UWM's School of Continuing Education. He has lectured extensively on Ireland and is a regular consultant and contributor to print and broadcast media on Irish issues. John is well know in the community as a speaker and cultural activist. He was voted 1993 "Irishman of the Year" and is numbered among Irish America magazine's "Top 100."