Dr. John W. Swope

Associate Professor
(319) 273-6203
Baker Hall 222
  • Ed.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • M.S., Radford College 
  • B.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 

Areas of Specialty:

  • English Education
  • Composition Pedagogy
  • Creative Nonfiction

John Wilson Swope is the author of the six-volume series The Shakespeare Teacher’s Activity Library (Pearson) of reading process-oriented instructional materials. The series provides multiple means to explore six plays commonly taught in secondary schools:  Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, Hamlet, Macbeth, Much Ado about Nothing and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

In his spare time, Swope writes creative nonfiction, enjoys cooking and gardening. He and his spouse, Mary Jo Wagner, are fortunate to live in their recently renovated mid-twentieth century contemporary nestled in the woods.