He is a long-standing member of the Oscar Wilde Society in London, a founding member of the Oscar Wilde Society of America, and a former manager of the Victorian Society In America. He has lectured on Wilde and is a contributor to academic journals including The Wildean and Oscholars.
Online he is the author and editor of this noncommercial archive Oscar Wilde in America, blogger, and former moderator of the Oscar Wilde Internet discussion groups at Yahoo and Google.
For the last 14 years he has specialized in new and unique research into Oscar Wilde in New York, where he conducts guided walking tours based on the visits of Oscar Wilde.
In 2012 John rediscovered Oscar Wilde’s essay The Philosophy Of Dress which forms the centerpiece to his recent book Oscar Wilde On Dress (2013).