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Bird Appointed Assistant Professor of Political Science at Clarkson University

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Stephen Bird has been appointed assistant professor of political science at Clarkson University. He began teaching in August.Stephen Bird

Bird 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 has been affiliated with Harvard University’s Electricity Policy Group since 2001. He was also an environmental policy analyst and consultant with the Massachusetts Environmental Affairs Office of Technical Assistance, and worked as an energy policy specialist with the U.S. State Department.

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

Bird has published eight articles in professional publications, presented at several conferences and was an invited lecturer eight times. He is a member of the International Network of Social Network Analysis (INSNA), and the American Political Science Association (APSA). He is also an original member of the APSA Working Group on Social Networks and subsequent "Political Networks" division.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in six 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 health sciences, 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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