David W. Bulla, Ph.D.
David Bulla
David Bulla, an associate professor of journalism at Zayed University, focuses his research on the history of journalism, examining limitations on press performance. He concentrates on nineteenth-century newspapers, particularly the U.S. Civil War. His first book, Lincoln’s Censor, was published by Purdue University Press. He also does research on international journalism topics and is currently working on papers about Mohandas K. Gandhi as a journalist and press coverage of the Battle of Gallipoli. He is a member of the American Journalism Historians Association and the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Bulla earned a Ph.D. in mass communication from the University of Florida in 2004, an M.A. in journalism from Indiana University in 2001, and a B.A. in English from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1983. He has an extensive background in sports journalism, having worked for the Greensboro News & Record, Durham Sun, Winston-Salem Chronicle, Black College Sports Review, and Peegs.com. He also taught high school journalism and English in North Carolina in the 1990s. He is married to Kalpana Ramgopal. They have a son, Viraj Joseph Bulla, and two dogs (Shetland Sheepdogs), Cocoa and Bailey.

David Bulla


Bulla’s Five Favorite Albums

Bring the Family by John Hiatt
Marshall Crenshaw by Marshall Crenshaw
Somewhere Near Paterson by Richard Shindell
The Vintage Years by the Impressions
The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle by Bruce Springsteen


Bulla’s Five Favorite Nonfiction Books

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
Homicide by David Simon
Friday Night Lights by H.G. Bissinger
Lincoln by David Herbert Donald
A Season on the Brink by John Feinstein

Bulla’s Five Favorite Fiction Books

A Fan's Notes by Frederick Exley
Wildlife by Richard Ford
The Last Gentleman by Walker Percy
Sophie’s Choice by William Styron
Last Bus to Woodstock by Colin Dexter

Bulla’s Five Favorite Movies

Chinatown (Roman Polanski, director)
The Civil War (Ken Burns, director)
Diner (Barry Levinson, director)
Hoosiers (David Anspaugh, director)
Raging Bull (Martin Scorsese, director)


Five Favorite Sports Seasons

1979, Baltimore Orioles, American League champions
1989, Indiana University, Big Ten men’s basketball champion
1996, University of Florida, NCAA football champion
1972, Summer Olympics, Munich, West Germany
2008-2009, Fulham Football Club, seventh place, English Premier League

Websites to Impress