John D. Baskerville
HistoryIn Memoriam - Associate Professor of History
Dr. John Baskerville served as an associate professor of history at UNI from 1999 until his death in 2015. He was a graduate of Waterloo East High School in 1980, earned an associate's degree in music from Ellsworth Community College, Iowa Falls, and a bachelor's degree in music education and performance and secondary education from Tarkio College, Tarkio, Missouri, where he served as a staff assistant in the department of music and as assistant director of student services.. He earned a master's degree in African-American world studies and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in American studies from the University of lowa, where he also served as a graduate instructor and lecturer for the African-American World Studies Program. Dr. Baskerville also served as president of the African-American Historical and Cultural Museum from 1996 to 1999 and worked as a professional musician for more than thirty years and performed with various bands in the Midwest, including Checker and the Bluetones of Cedar Falls.