Two will be elected to serve two-year terms beginning in January 2015.
Lynn Disbrow, Huntingdon College
The opportunity to serve as a member of the Committee on Committees is one that I seek with an eye toward maximizing the talent and experience of my colleagues in the National Communication Association. During my 29 years of NCA membership, I have been fortunate to serve on a number of Presidential Task Forces and award committees, progress through the leadership of the Community College Section, contribute as a member of the Educational Policies Board, and offer thoughtful organizational oversight and development as Educational Policies Board director and member of the NCA Executive Council. This breadth of experience allows me to effectively serve on the Committee on Committees through matching a member’s desires and talents with the appropriate opportunity within our Association.
As our Association grows and adapts to internal and external audiences, it is vital that we consider diversity of perspective, as well as, passion for our discipline and genuine desire for leadership and service as we nurture and develop those members who will guide our Association into the future. This is the heart of what the Committee on Committees strives to accomplish and it would be my honor to contribute to that goal.
Sandra Faulkner, Bowling Green State University
I am pleased to run for the position of At-Large Member of the Committee on Committees of the National Communication Association. I have been a member of NCA since 1995 when I was a graduate student at the Pennsylvania State University. In the past, I have been active as a paper reviewer for the Interpersonal Communication, Ethnography and Feminist and Women’s Studies divisions. I have served on award committees for the Interpersonal Communication and Ethnography divisions. I am the faculty advisor for the BGSU Lambda Pi Eta chapter. I want to contribute more to NCA through service on the committee on committees and have experience with the type of work needed. I serve on the Committee on Committees through Faculty Senate at Bowling Green State University where I am an associate professor teaching and researching about qualitative methodology, communication and identities, and the relationships between culture, identity, and sexual talk in close relationships. I have experience with the duties required for this position, so I will make a positive contribution to our organization.
Lindsey A. Harvell, Southern Utah University
Lindsey A. Harvell (Ph.D., University of Oklahoma) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at Southern Utah University. Dr. Harvell’s research focuses on the persuasive effects of using existential awareness in advertising, political or other. Dr. Harvell’s research has been featured in Health Communication, Iowa Journal of Communication, and the European Journal of Geography. Additionally, her research has been showcased in several political books in America and Russia.
Lynne M. Webb, Florida International University
Lynne M. Webb (PhD, University of Oregon, 1980) is Professor of Communication Arts, Florida International University. She previously held tenured appointments at the University of Arkansas, the University of Florida, and the University of Memphis as well as visiting appointments at the University of Hawaii and Hong Kong Baptist University (China). In 2012, she was named a J. William Fulbright College Master Researcher, becoming only the third communication scholar to win the honor in the history of the University of Arkansas. Dr. Webb is an applied scholar in three areas: family communication, social media, and research methods. She has published two edited volumes (Communication for Families in Crisis and Computer-Mediated Communication in Personal Relationships) and over 70 essays including multiple theories, research reports, methodology pieces, and pedagogical essays. Her scholarship appears in the Journal of Applied Communication Research, Health Communication, Communication Education, and the Journal of Family Communication as well as important scholarly collections including the Sage Handbook of Family Communication (2013, Sage) and Advancing Research Methods with New Technologies (2013, IGI Global). She is past president of the Southern States Communication Association and a 2010 recipient of the NCA Presidential Citation for her service to the association. Dr. Webb has served in a wide variety of posts including multiple terms on the Legislative Assembly and the Nominating Committee, as well as chair of multiple interest groups including the Applied Communication Division and the Women’s Caucus. She is a founding member of the Family Communication Division as well as the Feminist and Women’s Studies Division. She presented at the last 30 NCA conventions, earning multiple top-paper awards. Across these many conventions and activities, she met numerous NCA members and thus acquired a professional network that will allow her to serve as an effective member of the Committee on Committees.