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John Bjorn Bear (born John Klempner in 1938) is an American authority on distance education and a writer of creative reference works.

Bear holds bachelor and master degrees from University of California, Berkeley (1959 and 1960, respectively) and a doctorate from Michigan State University (1966). He is the author of Bears' Guide to Earning Degrees by Distance Learning, whose 16th edition was published in 2006. He is also co-author of the first two editions (of five total), of the book now called Walston's Guide to Christian Distance Learning. He has been engaged by the FBI in its investigations of diploma mills for some twenty years.

In the past, Bear was involved with several unaccredited start-up distance learning institutions, including Columbia Pacific University, Fairfax University, and Greenwich University. He describes the nature of these affiliations in Bears' Guide to Earning Degrees by Distance Learning and on his website.

Bear is widely acknowledged to be a leading authority on distance learning and diploma mills. In 2004, he was interviewed by CBS's 60 Minutes for an investigation involving Hamilton University. He has appeared as a degree mill expert on TV shows including Good Morning America, Inside Edition and American Journal.

Bear has written or co-authored 35 books on education, cooking, consumerism, humor, computers, and the world of publishing.

He lives in the San Francisco Bay area with his wife. They have three daughters and five grandchildren.

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Total Books: 58
Degree Mills The Billion-dollar Industry That Has Sold over a Million Fake Diplomas
How to Repair Food Third Edition
2010 - How to Repair Food Third Edition (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781580084321
ISBN-10: 158008432X
Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine
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Bears' Guide to College Degrees by Mail  Internet 100 Accredited Schools That Offer Bachelor'S Master'S Doctorates and Law Degrees by Distance Learning
Bears' Guide to Earning Degrees by Distance Learning
2003 - Bears' Guide to Earning Degrees By Distance Learning (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781580084314
ISBN-10: 1580084311
Genre: Nonfiction
  • Currently 4.8/5 Stars.
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Not Your Mother's Cookbook Unusual Recipes for the Adventurous Cook
Bears' Guide to the Best Education Degrees by Distance Learning
2001 - Bears' Guide to the Best Education Degrees By Distance Learning (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781580083331
ISBN-10: 1580083331
Genres: Nonfiction, Engineering & Transportation
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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College Degrees by Mail  Internet 100 Accredited Schools That Offer Bachelor'S Master'S Doctorates and Law Degrees by Distance Learning
Bears' Guide to the Best Computer Degrees by Distance Learning
2001 - Bears' Guide to the Best Computer Degrees By Distance Learning (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781580082211
ISBN-10: 1580082211
Genres: Reference, Nonfiction
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Chaos In Cucamonga
2000 - Chaos in Cucamonga (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781413714159
ISBN-10: 1413714153
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Get Your IT Degree and Get Ahead
2000 - Get Your It Degree and Get Ahead (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780072126051
ISBN-10: 0072126051
Genres: Business & Money, Computers & Technology, Reference, Nonfiction
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Taste of Laos Lao/Thai Recipes from Dara Restaurant
2000 - Taste of Laos Lao/thai Recipes From Dara Restaurant (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780943389325
ISBN-10: 0943389321
Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine
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College Degrees by Mail  Internet 2000
Bears' Guide to the Best MBAs by Distance Learning
2000 - Bears' Guide to the Best Mbas By Distance Learning (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781580082204
ISBN-10: 1580082203
Genres: Business & Money, Reference, Nonfiction
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College Degrees by Mail and Modem 2000
1999 - College Degrees By Mail and Modem 2000 [College Degrees By Mail and Internet] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781580080071
ISBN-10: 1580080073
Genres: Computers & Technology, Reference, Nonfiction
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Complaint Letters for Busy People
1999 - Complaint Letters for Busy People (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781564144034
ISBN-10: 1564144038
Genres: Business & Money, Reference
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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How to Repair Food
1998 - How to Repair Food (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780898155556
ISBN-10: 089815555X
Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Evening Food Cafe Beaujolais
1998 - Evening Food Cafe Beaujolais (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780898158489
ISBN-10: 0898158486
Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine
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College Degrees by Mail  Modem 1998  100 Accredited Schools That Offer Bachelor's Master's Doctorates and Law Degrees by Home Study
College Degrees by Mail 1997
1996 - College Degrees By Mail 1997 [Serial] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780898158458
ISBN-10: 0898158451
Genre: Reference
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Send This Jerk the Bedbug Letter How Companies Politicians and the Mass Media Deal With Complaints and How to Be a More Effective Complainer
Finding Money for College 1998
1995 - Finding Money for College 1998 [Bears' Guide to Finding Money for College, 1996] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780898157765
ISBN-10: 0898157765
Genres: Reference, Nonfiction
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1973 - Communication [Visual Lib.] (Paperback)Hardcover
Bear's Guide to Non-traditional College Degrees How to Get the Degree You Want [Bears' Guide to Earning Degrees by Distance Learning] (Paperback)
Bear's Guide to Earning Non-traditional College Degrees [Bears' Guide to Earning Degrees by Distance Learning] (Paperback)Paperback
Bear's Guide to Earning College Degrees Non-traditionally [Bears' Guide to Earning Degrees by Distance Learning] (Paperback)Paperback