John Herron

Outreach International

Dr. John Herron is president and CEO of Outreach International, which facilitates community-led development to sustainably address poverty-related issues worldwide. He previously served as director of the Kansas City Public Library and was Professor of History and Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He is a scholar of 19th century America with a research focus in western history and environmental studies. Many of his projects explore the cultural and environmental history of Kansas City and the American Midwest. He earned his PhD from the University of New Mexico. 

John Herron