She says he was an all around good guy. Dr. Jill Twark, an assistant professor of German at East Carolina University, spoke fondly about her friend, professor Christopher James Bishop, who was gunned down inside his classroom at Virginia Tech Monday morning. Twark, who met Bishop through his wife, says he was the kind of man who went above and beyond for his students, a gentle, worldly person who loved to travel and teach. Twark says she planned on visiting Bishop and his wife this summer. Christopher James Bishop and his wife were married for only five years and had no children, according to Twark.