Dr. John A. Sparks

Dean of the Calderwood School of Arts and Letters and Professor of Business

Office: HAL 313B
T 724.458.2056
Box No. 3001


Office hours for Dr. Sparks
Monday: 3:00-5:00
Tuesday: 1:15-2:00; 3:45-5:00
Wednesday: 3:00-5:00
Thursday: 1:15-2:00; 3:45-5:00
Friday: 3:00-5:00


Ph.D., University of Michigan Law School 1969
B.A., Economics, Grove City College 1966

Personal and Professional Interests

In addition to serving as the Dean of the Calderwood School of Arts and Letters teaching business courses, Dr. Sparks serves as the advisor for pre-law at Grove City and has active faculty status as part of ODK.

In his spare time, Dr. Sparks serves his local congregation of Covenant Presbyterian Church as an elder and spends time with his wife Marion and children John and Elizabeth.

Previous Career Experience

    Chairman, Division Economic and Business Administration, Hillsdale College, 1969-1976


The Legal Standing of Gold--Contract vs. Status, chapter in Gold Is Money. 1975, Greenwood Press.

The Infant Formula Feeding Controversy, 1985, Kendall/Hunt.

Biblical Principles and Business Law, chapter in Biblical Principles & Business--the Practice, 1990, NavPress.

Pennsylvania Education in the 1990s: The Need for Choice and Substance, chapter in Leading Pennsylvania Into the 21st Century: Policy Strategies for the Future, 1990, The Commonwealth Foundation.

Private Property, Non-ownership and the Third World, chapter in Man of Principle, 1992, Grove City College Press

If We Don't Get Our Share, chapter in Cliches of Politics, 1994, Foundation for Economic Education.

Is Capitalism Morally Bankrupt? 2000, Grove City College