David C. Bicker, PhD


Professor Emeritus and Founding Chair, Department of Communication Studies

David Bicker, PhD, 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 1987, with a desire to equip students to make an impact on the culture for Christ. The annual event is now named in his honor as the David C. Bicker IMPACT Conference.


  • PhD, Speech, University of California, Los Angeles
  • MA, Speech, Denver University
  • MDiv, Missions/Theology, Denver Seminary
  • BA, Speech, Summit Christian College

Academic Area

  • Communication