- The English professor recently was elected by faculty members and will replace outgoing chair Cliff Calloway at the beginning of the new academic year in August.
- One of Bird’s first duties will be to work with President-elect Jayne Marie (Jamie) Comstock as she takes office in July. President Anthony DiGiorgio will step down this summer after 24 years as Winthrop’s leader.
Winthrop University, "John Bird Elected as New Chair of the Faculty Conference" (2013). Winthrop News 2013. 71.