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02-27-2015

Stephen Bird Receives Tenure & Promotion to Associate Professor at Clarkson University

Clarkson University President Tony Collins has announced that Stephen Bird has been granted tenure and promoted from assistant professor to associate professor of political science in the School of Arts & Sciences.

Stephen BirdBird joined Clarkson in 2009. He received his bachelor of arts degree in arranging and performance from Berklee College of Music, a master of liberal arts in government from Harvard University, and his Ph.D. in political science from Boston University.

Before coming to Clarkson, Bird was a lecturer at Boston University, and an adjunct lecturer at Simmons College and Northeastern University. He was affiliated with Harvard University’s Electricity Policy Group from 2001- 2010. He was also an environmental policy analyst and consultant with the Massachusetts Environmental Affairs, and has advised the U.S. State Department and the European Commission as an energy policy specialist.

His fields of study include energy and environmental politics and policy, social justice and activism, social networks, political behavior, and pedagogy.

Bird has published eight articles in professional publications, presents at three to four conferences per year, and has been an invited lecturer eight times. His current work includes research on Clarkson’s Smart Housing Project, fracking, scholar activism, and green data centers. He is a member of five political science associations (American, International, Midwest, Northeast, and New York).

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and the health professions, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

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[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Annie Harrison, Director of Media Relations, at 315-268-6764 or aharrison@clarkson.edu.]

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