I'm married to a terrific woman. We have two great sons. I'm a very fortunate man.
John Tierney was a professor of American government for almost twenty-five years, most of that time at Boston College. His academic research areas included American national institutions and political processes, the politics of domestic policy making, and American history. He is the author of many scholarly articles and several books, including Organized Interests and American Democracy (with Kay L. Schlozman) and The U.S. Postal Service: Status and Prospects of a Government Enterprise. He received his Ph.D from Harvard and his B.A. from Johns Hopkins. He retired from Boston College in 2000 and later taught American government and American history at an independent high school for girls in the Boston area, where he lives with his wife, Sue Tierney. They have two sons, James and Tom.
While most people know him as John Tierney, he sometimes goes by the nickname Jack, as explained here.