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Stephen Lind

Visiting Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Stephen Lind

Huntley 109
540.458.8383
linds@wlu.edu
Curriculum Vitae

Stephen Lind joined the Business Administration Department in 2013 to lead in the Williams School’s innovative oral communication initiative.  Professor Lind teaches Modern Professional Communication and works with the CommCenter.  He has taught communication skills and concepts at the university level since 2005.  Prior to teaching, Lind competed nationally on the policy debate circuit under the training of presidential debate coach Brett O’Donnell. 

Professor Lind earned his PhD with distinction from Clemson University’s transdisciplinary doctoral program in Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design.  In addition to teaching digital video and oral communication, his primary research area is in Religion & Media.

Professor Lind’s scholarly work has been published as chapters in the books Reading Popular Culture and Perspectives on Human-Animal Communication as well as in academic journals including ImageText, Text and Performance Quarterly, and Communication Teacher in which he introduces the term “digital oratory.”  He also writes media analysis content at ReligiMedia.com. 

As an active member of the National Communication Association and Popular Culture Association, Professor Lind regularly presents at national conferences and he has served as a corporate consultant.  His current book project explores the religious life and work of Peanuts cartoonist Charles M. Schulz, a project made possible by the support of Schulz’s family and friends.

Education

Ph.D., Clemson University (2013)

M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2006)

B.S., Liberty University (2005)

 

Research

Religious references in mainstream entertainment media, Charles M. Schulz Peanuts franchise, digital video culture, rhetoric             

Teaching

Oral Communication, Digital Oratory, Religion & Media, Argumentation and Rhetoric