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John Markovic

John Markovic

Title: Professor of History
Office Location: Buller 130
Phone: (269) 471-3511


PhD, MA, Bowling Green State University

BA, Andrews University


John Jovan Markovic is an Associate Professor of Modern European and Church History at Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI. He joined the faculty in 1990.

Born in Serbia, in former Yugoslavia, Markovic earned a bachelor's degree in theology and history and graduated with honors in 1982 from Andrews University. In 1986 he received a master's degree and in 1990, received his doctorate degree from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH. His dissertation was on the radicalization and socialization of the Russian radical youth in pre-revolutionary Russia. 

Prior to assuming his current position, Markovic taught at Bowling Green State University and University of Toledo in Ohio.

He has attended several seminars and institutes in such places as St. Petersburg and Moscow, Russia; Washington, D.C.; Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.; and Oxford University, England.

Markovic's research and publications are currently focused on the history of ideas, the history of anti-Semitism and Christian theology, the history of Jewish-Christian relations, and Church history. He is currently working on a book to be entitled, Church, Synagogue and State.

He is a member of the American Historical Association, American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Phi Alpha Theta, North American Society for Serbian Studies, Association of Seventh-day Adventist Historians, Association of Adventist Forums, and Conference on Faith and History.

He is married to Vesna Markovic. They have a son, John-Philip, and a daughter, Christianna. They also have a family cat named Mango.

Current Research or Professional Activities

Dr. Markovic teaches the following classes:

Civilizations and Ideas I section 2
Civilizations and Ideas II section 2
History of the Christian Church I
History of the Christian Church II
Revolutions and Reactions, 1789-1917
Senior Seminar
He also team-teaches Western Heritage I, an honors course.

Dr. Markovic recently attended a conference of Dialogue between Christians, Jews and Muslims at Grand Valley State University in Michigan.  He is also working on a book analyzing various world views which may become a textbook for freshmen college courses on western civilization.