John Roper - Coastal Carolina University
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John Roper

Teaching Associate, History

Contact John Roper

Brittain Hall 379

Spring 2021 (Virtual) Office Hours
Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays 11:00am - 12:00pm
*Email for an appointment. 

Hours: by appointment only

Charles Joyner said it best, “all history is local someplace. . . and we ask large questions by standing in a small place”


PhD, history, UNC Chapel Hill
ME, economics, NC State
BA, history, USC Columbia


He was born in upcountry to a chemist and and educator in 1948.  He joined civil rights movement in Columbia because of his girlfriend, now wife Rita.  He has taught at UNC Chapel Hill, University of Mississippi, St Andrews Presbyterian College, Florida International University, and Emory & Henry College.  He writes intellectual biography of southern figures.

Interesting Facts

Professor of Year for Virginia, 2005-2006, CASE/Carnegie Citation for Educational Career from Virginia House of Delegates, 2013 Author of biographies of C Vann Woodward, Ulrich Bonnel Phillips, Paul Eliot Green, and Benjamin Elijah Mays

Teaching Areas

Southern race relations and southern intellectual history

Research Areas

Southern race relations and southern intellectual history