DepartmentMedia, Journalism and Public Relations
Biola AffiliationsEmployee, Faculty

Degrees

  • B.A., Westmont College

Biography

B.A. in English and Political Science, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA 1983; M.S. in Journalism, Medill School, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 1990.

"Bill Simon is a communications professional with 26 years of media experience extending into radio, television, print (magazine and publishing), and web content. His range of knowledge extends into written formats such as press releases, commercial copy, feature news, communication plans, event coordination, book editing and promotional copy. He has advanced the goals of nonprofit organizations and profit-generating companies including the California Space Authority, the Columbia Memorial Space Center, U.S. Department of Labor WIRED Grant, Space Information Laboratories, Orange County Newschannel (OCN), Regal Books (Gospel Light Publishing), LAUNCH Magazine, NASA, Salem Communications Corporation, and KBRT-Radio. His early internships involved working the Washington, D.C. newsroom for WNNE-TV and WNHV-Radio, and a separate internship working in California with Hobie Cat Corporation's Hotline Magazine. He has worked with award-winning authors, writers, screenwriters, editors and designers such as Daniel Alef, Noah benShea, Greg Bear, Buzz Aldrin, Mark Mayfield, Chip Poser, Kevin Keller, and Barbara LeVan Fisher. More than 40 book titles have been edited by Simon in his lifetime including James Garlow’s How God Saved History, and Noah benShea’s Remember This My Children that was promoted by more than 600 American Greetings/Carlton Cards in North America in the mid-2000s.

A former member of the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., Simon holds a master's degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. His bachelor's degree is in English and Political Science from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. In 1982, he was inducted as a life-time member into the Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society. In college, Simon was a national qualifier in impromptu speaking within the National Forensic League. Earlier, he was awarded the 1979 California State Championship in impromptu speaking. Simon resides in Southern California and enjoys disc-golf, tennis, travel and raising doves."

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