Dr. David Baird

Chair; Professor of Communication, Department of Communication & Design Arts

Department of Communication & Design Arts

David Baird, professor of communication, is the academic advisor for journalism students as well as faculty advisor for the student newspaper, the Andersonian. Special interests include political communication and media history, and one of the highlights of his professional career was interviewing Pem Farnsworth, who was working in the lab alongside husband Philo Farnsworth when he invented electronic television in 1927. Baird was associate producer for the Department’s A Ripple of Hope documentary, and his articles have appeared in Columbia Journalism ReviewQuillAmerican Journalism, and other publications.

Dr. Baird joined the Department of Communication Arts in 1990.

BA, Anderson University
MA, Wheaton College Graduate School
PhD, Purdue University