Political Science & International Relations
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716
John Allen Quintus was born in Washington, DC and grew up in Arlington, Virginia. He is an Honors graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill. He received masters degrees from Harvard University and the University of Virginia, and a Ph.D. from the University of Delaware.
Mr. Quintus entered the Foreign Service in 1980 after having taught at George Mason University, Louisiana State University, and the University of Delaware. He was posted to Canberra, Bonn, Port Louis, Toronto, Yerevan, Belgrade, Leipzig, and Vienna. He was instrumental in creating the German-American Dialogue Center in Magdeburg, and founded the Vienna Initiative for Central Asia, an Austro-American training program for city managers from Central Asia. During his career in the Foreign Service, Mr. Quintus earned a Superior Performance Award, three Meritorious Honor Awards, and a Career Achievement Award. He speaks German, French, and Russian.
Mr. Quintus has published articles on British and American literature, U.S. Naval history, American and British history, and education. He has taught at the University of Delaware and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute after retiring from the State Department in 2005. Mr. Quintus serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the University of Delaware Library Associates and also served as President of the Delaware chapter of the English Speaking Union.