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David C. Bicker, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus, Department of Communication Studies
Phone: (626) 815-6000
David Bicker, Ph.D., is the founder of the Department of Communication Studies at Azusa Pacific, and was a longtime faculty member (1987–2006), as well as chair of the department (1998–2002), before retiring in 2006. He also organized APU’s first Communication Ethics Conference in 1989, an annual event that is now named in his honor.


  • Ph.D., Speech, University of California, Los Angeles
  • M.A., Speech, Denver University
  • M.Div., Missions/Theology, Denver Seminary
  • B.A., Speech, Summit Christian College


College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

  • Communication Studies