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About
​Professional Background
Dr. Bierbaum served as a Professor of Communication Studies at the State University of New York at Cortland, New York for 25 years.  In 1992, he was awarded the title of Professor Emeritus.  His university experience included teaching many classes in parliamentary procedure and more than 20 years of service as parliamentarian for the Faculty Senate.  He also taught many classes in communication theory, group dynamics, and organizational communication.  

A member of the National Association of Parliamentarians since 1974, Dr. Bierbaum holds NAP's highest membership classification, Professional Registered Parliamentarian.  He is a past president of the American Institute of Parliamentarians and also holds the highest membership classification awarded by AIP, Certified Professional Parliamentarian.  In 1999, Dr. Bierbaum chaired a joint committee of NAP and AIP which drafted the Code of Ethics of Parliamentarians adopted by both organizations in 2001.  

Dr. Bierbaum has taught many workshops, both for professional parliamentarians and for the general public.  During 1979-1983, he organized and taught five AIP Practicums at The College of William and Mary.  He has been a workshop presenter at many NAP training conferences and biennial conventions.  During 1993-2012, he taught three-day workshops for the Lester L. Dahms Memorial Foundation.   These workshops have now been designated as the Dahms-Bierbaum Workshops.
Dr. Bierbaum utilizes his communication studies background as well as his parliamentary expertise to assist organizations in accomplishing their work as fairly and efficiently as possible.  He has helped many presiding officers get through meetings that could be potentially damaging to the organization if not handled correctly.  His constant objective is to ensure fair debate and a fair vote, and to help the membership accomplish their important business within a reasonable time frame.