John Schwarb

Senior Communications Specialist/Content Strategist

IU Communications Indianapolis
340 W. Michigan Street

Indianapolis, IN 46202


John is a communications specialist/content strategist—a fancy way of saying he helps several schools on the IUPUI campus tell their stories. John spent his career in sports before arriving at IUPUI, working as a sportswriter for the St. Petersburg Times (now the Tampa Bay Times) and and in professional sports communications at the PGA Tour and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Working at IUPUI is a bit like coming home: John’s writing career began at IU Bloomington, where he was sports editor at the Indiana Daily Student while earning his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. His first job out of school was writing The Little 500: The Story of the World’s Greatest College Weekend, published by Indiana University Press. In his spare time, John likes to play golf and hunt for books with his wife and two daughters, who share his love of storytelling.

I can’t think of a more inspiring environment than a college campus. I consider myself beyond lucky to be back at IU.


  • Bookworm
  • IU Alum
  • News Junkie
  • Problem Solver
  • Roadtripper
  • Sports Fan