Thanks for stopping by the site. My name is Stephen Lind. I am a scholar, educator, and a Visiting Assistant Professor of Business Communication at Washington and Lee University in Lexington Virginia where I am leading in the Commerce School's innovative communication initiative. The initiative focuses on oral, written, and digital communication, with a forward-thinking inclusion of what I call "digital oratory."
My research is invested in impactful media cultures, with primary scholarly interests being in references to religious belief and practice in mainstream entertainment media (primarily television). My study of religious references in 1960s Christmas television programming is forthcoming in the Journal of Religion and Popular Culture ("Christmas in the 1960s: A Charlie Brown Christmas, Religion, and the Conventions of the Television Genre").
My current book project explores the religious life and work of Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz, thanks to the support of Schulz's family and friends. You can also find my current media analysis on ReligiMedia.com.
I received my PhD from Clemson University's transdisciplinary Rhetorics, Communication, & Information Design program, and served as Clemson's Assistant Director of Online Education overseeing and implementing the university's state-authorization processes. I have also consulted for local and international businesses and welcome your inquiries.
I will try to keep the Twitter and Facebook feeds current. For now, feel free to look around the site and get to know more about the projects I am working on. These are exciting times, so pages will be updated even more in the near future...