T. Brad Bishop began his career at Samford in the fall semester of 1967. He was hired as a professor in the Speech Department and director of the debate program. His final posting was in the Cumberland School of Law at the end of the spring 2022 semester.
“I will miss the students, the ones I taught in the classroom for over 50 years and coaching the debaters,” Bishop said.
Bishop served as an expert in several legal areas at Cumberland School of Law, including in the law of contracts and on drunk driving. He has taught Contracts for more than 45 years, he frequently lectures on the subject at national bar review courses and he has written a book on drunk driving laws in Alabama.
In addition to teaching, Bishop has chaired the Alabama Supreme Court Advisory Commission on Municipal Courts. He also served as a municipal judge for the cities of Homewood, Pelham and Hoover, Alabama.
Bishop said there have been so many great experiences at Samford that it is hard for him to narrow one down to his favorite.
“The debate teams winning three national championships would be one,” Sansom said. “I have also loved teaching law students and following their successful careers after they graduated.”
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.