Dr. Paul Gullifor

Henry Means Pindell Endowed Chair in the Department of Communication

Dr. Paul GulliforDr. Paul Gullifor is recognized nationally as an authority in communications and communication history. He has teaching experience and published scholarship in the history and craft of broadcasting, sports communication and mass communication. He is the author of The Fighting Irish on the Air: The History of Notre Dame Football Broadcasting (2001) and co-author of Courting Success (2003) with Notre Dame Women’s Basketball Coach, Muffet McGraw.

Dr. Gullifor was named the first Henry Means Pindell Endowed Chair in Communications in 2009. Established by the family of Henry Slane, for whom the Slane College of Communications and Fine Arts is named, the Pindell Endowed Chair recognizes and supports an accomplished scholar and teacher in the Department of Communication.

Additional honors received by Dr. Gullifor include the Department of Communication’s Paul B. Snider Award for Teaching Excellence; the Slane College's Faculty Achievement Award for Teaching Excellence; and the Stephen H. Coltrin National Professor of the Year, presented by the International Radio and Television Society in New York. He is also a two-time recipient of the Teaching Excellence Award from the Bradley University Parents Association. 

Dr. Gullifor earned a Bachelor of Arts in broadcasting (1981) and a Master of Science in broadcast management and programming (1982) from Indiana State University and a Ph.D. in communication from University of Missouri, Columbia, in 1988 prior to coming to Bradley. Currently, Dr. Gullifor serves as chairperson of the Department of Communication.