Jonathan Aragon

Thought Leader | Comedian | Scientist


Jonathan Aragon is a national touring headlining stand-up comedian, sketch comedy writer, and professor. At the Claremont Colleges, he teaches Transdisciplinary Pedagogy for Ethical Education, as well as courses on Teaching Practicum and Portfolio. Additionally, he has a successful track record of leading college programs in stand-up comedy and comedic storytelling for personal and professional enrichment. Aragon has developed a special curriculum based on his knowledge of college student needs in a post-pandemic world, campus engagement, and the comedy industry. Every semester, he produces and hosts a campus wide comedy show to feature graduates of the program and bring the consortium together for a shared positive experience. As a master of events, Jonathan is regularly hired as entertainment for a variety of events, weddings, fundraisers, corporate and academic gatherings etc.


Professor Aragon conducts research on impactful experiences. Much of the data in this subject had been collected through the evaluation of informal programming in formal settings. For example, arts based education in competitive ivy league schools, and play-based professional development for businesses and institutions. Jonathan also has a program of research studying imposter syndrome. Aragon has developed, implemented and evaluated a curriculum on managing imposter syndrome in highly competitive settings; such as, graduate school and the entertainment industry.

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