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David Birdsell

David BirdsellDavid Birdsell, Ph.D., Dean of the Baruch College School of Public Affairs, has centered his academic work on the nexus of communication, media, and information technology in politics, government and nonprofit administration.

He is available to comment on:
— political debating
— local, national and international politics and political figures
— politics in the media
— leadership and governance in nonprofit organizations

An expert on political debating and widely published on communication theory and practice, Birdsell is a regular guest commentator on debates and other aspects of political communication for local, national, and international television and print media. His work has been supported by the Pew Charitable Trusts, the IBM Endowment for the Study of Business and Government, the Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation, the New York Community Trust, the JPMorganChase Foundation, the United Way of New York City, the Markle Foundation, and other funders.

Birdsell studies public access to information technology and advises nonprofit and governmental institutions on their communication and technology programs. His recent work on developing public sector leaders has led to the creation of more than 20 leadership programs offered in partnership with government and nonprofit organizations in New York.

Birdsell serves on the New York City Broadband Advisory Committee and on the boards of the VCG Governance Matters and the New York Census Research Data Center. He is a member of the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration's Executive Council.

Birdsell received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Virginia and his Ph.D. in Public Communication from the University of Maryland.

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