Dr. John Swails received an M.A. from Brandeis University and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Georgia. He also studied at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. In response to his love for Israel and the Bible, his own education initially focused on the Ancient Near East and the study of a variety of ancient languages and texts. He later completed his Ph.D. in the modern Middle East. His present focus is the history of the modern Middle East and the impact of Radical Islam.
Dr. Swails began his career at Oral Roberts University in August of 1993 and played a critical role in the foundation of modern archaeology in the Middle East and the decipherment of the Akkadian language. In the spring of 2008, Dr. Swails became Director of the Center for Israel and the Middle East. He has taught courses and given speeches in a wide variety of venues. He has written and published several articles nationally and published a book on the Middle East.
Dr. Swails is unapologetic in his support and enthusiasm for Israel. He has spent the past forty years studying and teaching on the subject of the Middle East.