Public Figure Profiles

John Willingham

John Willingham is a writer and editor known for his collections of reviews about honors programs at public universities in the United States, for his essays about history, literature, politics, and religion, and for The Edge of Freedom: A Fact-Based Novel of the Texas Revolution. In 2011, he founded and became editor of Public University Honors, a website that evaluates more than 50 college honors programs and provides information about honors programs in general.He is opposed to numerical rankings of colleges or honors programs, asserting in the 2018 edition that "Rankings presume a perfection that they cannot meet." His reviews place programs in groups, with the top group of 10 or so receiving the highest rating.

Willingham has been a contributor to the History News Network, which has published about two dozen of his essays and opinion pieces. During the same period, his work appeared in a variety of publications including The Texas Observer online, Religion Dispatches, and the San Antonio Express-News.Born in Waco, Willingham graduated from Richfield High School (Waco) and holds a bachelor's degree with honors and a master's degree in history from the University of Texas at Austin. He served as McLennan County, Texas, elections administrator from 1984 through 1992, and Williamson County, Texas, Elections Administrator from 1993 through 2009. In September 1998, he served as an Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) election coordinator for the general election in the district of Brcko, under the dual sovereignty of Bosnia and Serbia. During 2001–05, he was a member of the National Task Force on Election Reform. Assisted by funding related to the Help America Vote Act of 2002, the task force worked to improve the security and integrity of U.S. elections.

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Some of their strengths

John Willingham has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Honest, Hardworking, Loyal, Optimistic, Responsible, Realistic, and Practical.

Adventurous and Independent

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, John Willingham is someone who is an adventurous, independent, and energetic person, who is insightful, imaginative, generous, and honest. A person who is a bit of a "lone wolf".

Charming and Sophisticated

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know John Willingham well know them as someone who can be classy, glamorous, and worldly, like jewelry.

Organized and Achievement-oriented

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe John Willingham as someone who is organized, goal-oriented, practical, and persevering.

Who is hardworking, intellectual, and easygoing, who loves higher education and learning and sharing ideas with others, and who loves healthy competition.

Charismatic and Instinctual

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, John Willingham is someone who handles stress better than most people, and who tends to have a powerful charisma and convictions.

They are also someone who is creative, expressive, and insightful, and who has a pioneering spirit with self-determination and natural artistic expression.

Optimistic and Quick-witted

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, John Willingham tends to be someone who is optimistic and spontaneous, and who has a clear and analytical mind. Who can be witty, with a happy-go-lucky- nature that makes others cheerful, and who possesses an adventurous zest for life.

Some of John Willingham's challenges

While John Willingham has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, John Willingham can be Stubborn, Impulsive, Careless, Suspicious, Callous, Selfish, and Worrying.

Impulsive and Careless

One of John Willingham's key challenges is that they are someone who can be impulsive and careless.

Callous and Selfish

John Willingham is someone who can be standoffish, pessimistic, and ruthless, who can have difficulty concentrating and be impatient, can have difficulty discovering the keys to personal contentment, and who can have a tendency to overwork and hoard wealth and possessions.

Irritable and Callous

Finally, John Willingham also can be short-tempered, childish, insensitive, and careless at times.

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