Dr. Joseph Bailey


Dr. Joseph Bailey, Professor of Communication, joined the HSU Department of Communication in the fall of 2004. Bailey received his bachelor’s degree from Hardin-Simmons University and then continued his education at Abilene Christian University with a master’s degree in communication. He completed his doctoral work at Texas A&M University with a Ph.D. in communication, focusing on rhetoric and public affairs.

Bailey lives in Abilene with his wife and three boys. He enjoys photography, hunting, and playing guitar at church.

Degrees Earned

  • Bachelor of Behavioral Science, Communication, Hardin-Simmons University, 2000
  • Master of Arts, Communication, Abilene Christian University, 2002
  • Doctorate, Communication, Texas A&M University, College Station, 2006
  • A Princeton Review Best Western College
  • Council for Christian Colleges & Universities  
  • Center for Student Opportunity: Promoting a College-Bound Culture
  • US News Best Colleges
  • Military Friendly
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  • College Choice Best Christian Colleges and University
  • University and College Accountability Network