David Bulla

Department Chair

David Bulla

Department Chair


Academic Appointment(s)

Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Department of Communication


David W. Bulla, professor of communication at Augusta University, teaches journalism and public relations classes. Bulla concentrates his research on nineteenth-century press performance, particularly during the Civil War. He is the chair of the Department of Communication


  • MA, Journalism Indiana University Bloomington, 2004

  • Ph.D., Mass Communications University of Florida, 2004

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • COMM 4950

    Adv Spec Topics in Comm
  • COMM 4960

    Prof. Internship
  • COMM 3060

    History of Mass Media
  • COMM 2101

    Theatre Performance Practicum
  • COMM 4340

    Sports COMM

Teaching Interests

Reporting, writing, historical research methods, media literacy


Selected Recent Publications

  • Abolitionist Editors: Pushing the Boundaries of Freedom’s Forum, 2018
    Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New

Research Interests

19th-Century Journalism history, transnational journalism history

Department Service

  • AU Student Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists 2017 - 2018

    Role: Faculty Advisor
  • Department of Communication Promotion and Tenure Committee 2017 - 2017

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • The Southeastern Review of Journalism History 2017 - 2018

    Role: Editor, Associate Editor