Paul Gullifor

Paul Gullifor

Henry Means Pindell Endowed Chair and Professor of Sports Communication

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Dr. Paul Gullifor earned a B.A. in Broadcasting (1981) and an M.S. in Broadcast Management and Programming (1982) from Indiana State University.  He earned a Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Missouri in 1988.  He joined the faculty at Bradley University in the fall of 1988.  Gullifor served as chairperson of the Department of Communication from 2006-2017 and currently holds the distinction as the Henry Means Pindell Endowed Chair in Communication. He is also Bradley's NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative.

Gullifor’s research interests are in broadcast history and programming, particularly sports programming, and he has published in these areas.  His first book The Fighting Irish on the Air:  The History of Notre Dame Football Broadcasting, was released in September 2001.  His second book, Courting Success, with former Notre Dame Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Coach Muffet McGraw, was released in November 2003.  Gullifor was one of the original writers of Bradley University’s Sports Communication major, now the Charley Steiner School of Sports Communication, the first named school of sports communication in America.