Dr. Stephen Bird

Dr. Stephen Bird

Professor, Department of Strategic and Personal Communication


  • Ph.D., Communication Studies, Regent University
  • M.A., Communication, Central Missouri State University



  • Professional journalist for more than 5 years, with an active freelance career for many years, writing for publications like The Associated Press, The Washington Times, The Boston Herald, The Roanoke Times, Virginia Living Magazine, and a number of other newspapers in Virginia.
  • His associated Press work appeared on news websites all over the country including ESPN, The New York Times, Fox News, The Baltimore Sun, and many others.
  • Dr. Bird directed academics for a journalism education non-profit for 5 years in the National Press Building, a block and a half from the White House.
  • He is a member of the National Press Club.


Stephen V. Bird, Ph.D. has taught college students for 24 years, during which time he worked at a number of colleges and universities. An avid researcher, Dr. Bird presented his original research at conferences at University of California-Berkeley for four years in a row—the fourth serving as conference chair. He also presented his research at the National Baseball Hall of Fame, at the American Journalism Historians Conference, several times at the Symposium on the 19th Century Press, Civil War, and Free Expression, and at the University of Oklahoma. His research is published in multiple academic venues, including American Journalism journal and the Encyclopedia of International Media and Communication. His dissertation was recognized with an award in a national competition. 

Dr. Bird is an advocate for the disabled, having served voluntarily for the President of the United States and the North Carolina Speaker of the House. He recently earned certifications in Web Page Design, Dreamweaver, and Content Management Systems.

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