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Associate Provost for Education Development and Technologies

John Sloop, Ph.D.




John Sloop is the associate provost for education development and technologies at Vanderbilt University. Sloop is also a professor of communication studies in the College of Arts and Science.

As associate provost, he focuses on the development and implementation of school-based educational technology initiatives and the university’s overall exploration of digital learning. His responsibilities include supporting the digital goals outlined in the strategic plan, specifically facilitating education missions based on digital and online technologies and stewarding a continuing studies strategy. Sloop also provides oversight of campus partnerships and experimentation with Coursera, 2U and other digital platforms.  During the 2017-18 academic year, Sloop chaired a committee that outlined a strategy to provide microcredentials for digital literacies on campus and is leading a project to increase student use of this creative software.

He continues to teach and conduct research. Sloop’s work explores the rhetoric of mass media and popular culture as well as mass media production and consumption. His recent research has addressed issues of gender, immigration, citizenship and mediation.

Sloop joined the university faculty in 1995 as assistant professor of communication studies and was promoted to professor in 2000. He served during the 2014-15 academic year as the interim dean of the College of Arts and Science. He previously served for four years as senior associate dean for undergraduate education and three years as senior associate dean for faculty in the College of Arts and Science. He also participated as a member in the executive committee of the Academic Strategic Plan and co-chaired the Chancellor’s Committee on Social Media and the Internet.

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Contact :
John Sloop
411 Kirkland Hall