John Schlimm

John Schlimm
John Schlimm
Adjunct Professor

Division of Communication and the Arts
Freshman Seminar

Contact Information:

Phone: 814-594-8892

107 Blaisdell Hall

Short Bio

John Schlimm is a Harvard-trained educator, artist, activist, and international award-winning writer.

His newest book is MOONSHINE: A Celebration of America's Original Rebel Spirit. John's previous 17 books include the Christopher Award-winning memoir Five Years in Heaven: The Unlikely Friendship That Answered Life's Greatest Questions; Stand Up!: 75 Young Activists Who Rock the World, And How You Can, Too!; and a series of plant-based cookbooks, including The Tipsy Vegan, Grilling Vegan Style, The Cheesy Vegan, and The Ultimate Beer Lover's Happy Hour.

John has traveled the country speaking about inspirational/motivational topics, cooking and entertaining, his artwork, and public relations, including his university commencement address titled "The Road to YES is Paved with Many NOs" and his “Embrace Compassion, Change the World” keynote address on Capitol Hill. He also has appeared on such national media outlets as The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Bravo's Watch What Happens Live, NPR, Martha Stewart Living's Everyday Food, The Splendid Table, QVC, EWTN's The World Over, and Fox & Friends.

John's essays and other writings have been widely published, including at The Huffington Post and as an "Architect of Change" for

John also recently installed his participatory art piece THE SMILE THAT CHANGED THE WORLD (is yours) at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art, following debut installations in Canada and Washington, D.C.

Follow John on Facebook at; Twitter at @JohnSchlimm; and Instagram at @JohnSchlimm.

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