Clevenger, Dr. John

Dr. John Clevenger, GQ’s founder, was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. He received a doctorate in music theory from the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester, a master’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan. As a doctoral student, he carried out extensive research in France and Italy. Known for his attentiveness to detail and his knack for finding things in unexpected places, he received three national awards for his work.

In 2008, John turned to a career as a writer. His epic e-novel, The Flood, is a tale about Atlantis and Lemuria and the global catastrophes that destroyed them. He hopes to parlay this fact-based fiction project into a dramatic TV series and three blockbuster films. Through GQ, he intends to live his own adventure and help uncover the truth about these legendary ancient civilizations.

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