John Lawson, Ph.D.
Professor of English (English Department)
Curriculum Co-Advisor, English Education (English Department)
412-397-6447 phone (M)
412-397-6469 fax
Wheatley Center 319

Educational Background

  • M.A., English Professional Writing, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1986
  • Ph.D., English Rhetoric and Linguistics, Northern Illinois University, 1995

Professional Background

  • Professor of English Studies and Communication Skills, 2011-present Chair, Performance Studies Interest Council, Pennsylvania Communication Association (PCA), 2005-11 President, PCA, 2005

Area of Expertise/Research

  • Rhetoric, Writing, Performance Studies, Poetry


  • Precisely There: A Festschrift in Honor of Ronald H. Bayes (co-editor). Arroyo Seco, NM: Palisade Press. 2011. Generations (poems). Laurinburg, NC: St. Andrews College Press. 2007.

Schedule of Courses
Schedule Book for All Active and Available Future Terms, John

Fall 2016
  • ENGL3025-B
  • -APPTMLawson1 (08/29-12/17/16)0 Seats
  • ENGL4000-A
  • 06:00-08:50 PM TMLawson1 (08/29-12/17/16)14 Seats
  • ENGL4903-A
  • -APPTMLawson1 (08/29-12/17/16)19 Seats

    Fall 2016: Doctorate
  • DISC8120-A
  • -APPTMLawson3 (08/22-12/17/16)11 Seats