About Dr. Chittick

Dr. John B. Chittick
Ed.D., Harvard

(978) 855-1668


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Non-profit/business consultant and internationally recognized expert on public health issues (adolescents and HIV/AIDS).  Extensive work experience in 86 countries.  Political consultant and youth public health advocate. Holds advanced degrees from Harvard, MIT and Dartmouth.  Speaks at conferences worldwide.  Teaches Business Management. Numerous TV and radio interview shows.


  • Ed.D. Harvard University – School of Education; Cambridge, MA — 1994
    • Doctor of Education in Human Development and Adolescent Psychology
    • Dissertation:  “Adolescents and AIDS: The Third Wave”
    • Predicted future pandemic of teen HIV
  • Ed.M. Harvard University – School of Education; Cambridge, MA – 1989
    • Master of Education: School-Based AIDS Prevention Education
    • President, Student Government (two years); sponsored first AIDS information lectures
  • M.S. of V.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Cambridge, MA – 1980
    • Master of Science in Visual Studies:  Visual Technology and Education
    • Specialization: Film/Video and New Technologies; taught experimental course
  • Yale University – School of Arts/Video, New Haven, CT – 1979
    • Graduate Level Course, summer, Film/Video Production
  • B.A. Dartmouth College; Hanover, NH – 1970
    • Bachelor of Arts (Major: History; Minor: Government)
    • Two College Citations (for Academic Excellence; and Community Service to Youth)
  • Deerfield Academy, Deerfield, MA – 1966
  • Applewild School, Fitchburg, MA – 1963
    • Recipient of first annual Laverack Award for outstanding alumnus (2002)


  • TeenAIDS-PeerCorps; Boston, MA, Fitchburg, MA and Norfolk, VA; 1994 – Present
    • Executive Director of international non-profit educating teens
    • Travels globally to perform outreach and training based on methodologies developed at Harvard University to deliver effective peer-based HIV/AIDS prevention programs.  Trained over 300,000 peer educators to spread the information exponentially with emphasis on adolescents’ human right to know full medical facts and test themselves.  Mentors high school and university students from domestic and international academic institutions.
    • Innovations: Created and developed first website for teens about HIV based on Harvard doctoral research (1994). Began first series of “Global AIDS Walks” to educate youth and organize peer leaders (1998). Produced and directed first annual series of global webcasts by satellite uplink for training youth (2005). Produced quarterly PSAs for TV and YouTube made by teens and college age youth for nationwide airing (2006). Organized first social media AIDS Webathon to spread HIV education (2007). Conducted the first public HIV testing of youth on the streets (2012) and the first “live” testing with volunteers from the audiences (2013).
  • Teacher and lecturer in U.S. and internationally; 1977 – Present
    • Taught elementary up to graduate level courses in diverse settings in U.S. and worldwide including at public, private, non-profit and for-profit institutions. Extensive multi-cultural experiences with both young and adult students on all six continents. Specialize in major writing assignments (thesis, creative; research) and oral skills (speech, debate)
  • Cambridge College, Adjunct Professor, 2010 – 2012
    • Business Management MMG, Thesis Writing, History, Literature
  • Harvard University, Lecturer, School of Public Health; Boston, MA, 1995 – 1996
  • MIT, Lecturer, Film/Video Section, School of Architecture, Cambridge, MA, 1979

Other Professional Experience

  • HarvardMassEd; Norfolk, VA, 2009 — 2012
    • Owner/Writing Consultant for College Applicants
  • Paté Poste, Inc. – Fine Arts Publisher; Boston, MA, 1985 — 1992
    • President/Owner; built one of Northeast’s largest art advertising companies
  • A.K.A. Skylight Gallery of Beacon Hill; Boston, MA, 1986 — 1998
    • Owner/Director, Contemporary Art Gallery
  • Raytheon Service Company; Bedford, MA, 1982 — 1984
    • Interactive Videodisc Designer (Missile Systems Training for RCAF)
  • MIT  Film/Video Section, School of Architecture; Art Institute of Boston; MA, 1978 – 1981
    • Department of Youth Services
    • Lecturer in special MIT video course using new technologies
  • Ethnographer & Filmmaker in South Pacific (Micronesia, Polynesia, Melanesia), 1975 — 1977
    • Special Report on cultural artifacts for Harvard’s Peabody Museum
  • Office of the Governor, Idaho Public Utilities Commission; Boise, Idaho, 1974 – 1975
    • Legal intern researcher and wrote briefs for Legal Counsel
  • City Official and Youth/Community Organizer, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, 1969 – 1973
    • Youngest elected official in U.S. (City Councilor, 1969); Finalist in Mayoral Candidate (1971)
    • Director, Friendship Village (underprivileged children)

Associations and Memberships

  • International AIDS Society
  • Harvard Faculty Club
  • Harvard Alumni Council – Career Advisor
  • Fellow, University of Massachusetts Boston, McCormack Graduate School
  • Dartmouth College – District Enrollment Director (southern Virginia)
  • Rotary International — Norfolk Rotary Club
  • Deerfield Academy Alumni Club of the South — Advisory Committee
  • Ocean View Civic League
  • Norfolk City Democrat Committee


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