Assistant Professor of Communication
The university hired Jeff Birdsell as an assistant professor of communication in 2014. He arrived from the University of Texas at Austin, where he was a PhD student in communication studies the previous four years. He also taught team-based communication and professional communication skills as an assistant instructor at UT from 2011 to 2014 and served as an adjunct instructor teaching the fundamentals of human communication and other courses at Concordia University Texas beginning in 2010. He was also an intercollegiate athletics tutor and mentor at UT from 2010 to 2013. His teaching career began as a teaching assistant at Point Loma Nazarene University in 2008-09.
He completed his doctorate in communication studies in 2014 and holds a master’s degree in communication from San Diego State University (2009) and a bachelor’s degree in management and organizational communication from PLNU (2003).