Graeme D. Bird


"True improvisation has nothing really to do with “making stuff up on the spot”; rather, it is the creative and inspired weaving together of previously rehearsed material…” 

Listen to Dr. Bird's rendition of "My Jesus, I Love Thee" on Youtube >>

Dr. Bird's interests include Greek and Latin language and literature, Indo-European linguistics, and early English literature. He co-directs the Linguistics major and minor and oversees the minor in Classics. He enjoys exploring connections between such diverse disciplines as Homeric poetry, historical linguistics, Greek mathematics, computer programming, and jazz improvisation. For outstanding scholarship and teaching, he received the 2011 Distinguished Junior Faculty Award.   

Essays by Dr. Bird for a general audience include: "The Book King James Inspired—400 Years Later," and "Variations on an (A. J. Gordon) Theme."