The National Communication
Association (NCA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Paaige K.
Turner, Associate Dean and Professor in the School of Communications at Webster
University, as its next Executive Director.
Turner brings a strong understanding of the Communication
discipline and considerable administrative experience to the position. Prior to
her role at Webster University, Turner worked as an Associate Vice President,
Graduate Director, and Associate/Assistant Professor at Saint Louis University
(SLU). In NCA, she has served on multiple member committees, on the NCA
Legislative Assembly, and as chair of the Organizational Communication Division.
She has published more than 30 chapters and articles in the area of
organizational communication, and is an Associate Editor for the forthcoming International Encyclopedia of Organizational
2013, she was awarded a Fulbright-Nehru
International Education Administrators Award. Turner also has received
numerous teaching awards, including the Outstanding
New Teacher Award from the Central States Communication Association and the
Faculty Excellence Award from the SLU
Student Government Association.
“We believe that Dr. Turner offers
a valuable combination of administrative expertise and a wealth of experiences
as a teacher-scholar in the Communication discipline, and that she is extremely
well-situated to serve as NCA’s next Executive Director,” said NCA President
Christina S. Beck.
her M.S. and Ph.D. in Organizational Communication from Purdue University and
her B.S. degree in Rhetoric and Marketing from the University of Oregon.
will begin her tenure as NCA Executive Director on April 1, 2017, in the
association’s National Office in Washington, DC. Director of Academic and
Professional Affairs Trevor Parry-Giles is currently serving as NCA Interim
the National Communication Association
The National Communication Association
(NCA) advances Communication as the discipline that studies all forms, modes,
media, and consequences of communication through humanistic, social scientific,
and aesthetic inquiry. NCA serves the scholars, teachers, and practitioners who
are its members by enabling and supporting their professional interests in
research and teaching. Dedicated to fostering and promoting free and ethical
communication, NCA promotes the widespread appreciation of the importance of
communication in public and private life, the application of competent
communication to improve the quality of human life and relationships, and the
use of knowledge about communication to solve human problems.
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