2014 Doctoral Honors Seminar

July 17 - 20, 2014
Department of Communication and the College of Arts & Humanities
University of Maryland
College Park, MD
United States

The 2014 NCA Doctoral Honors Seminar was held July 17-20, 2014, in College Park, Maryland. The Department of Communication and the College of Arts & Humanities at the University of Maryland were the hosts for the 2014 DHS. The theme for the 2014 DHS was "Research in Action, Research that Matters." In selecting this theme, the host department was mindful of the imperatives in contemporary graduate education that encourage doctoral student contemplation of the social engagement potentialities of their research. Communication is a discipline committed to social and civic engagement by its very nature and the 2014 DHS theme brings that commitment forward as a focus for the seminar meetings. Around that theme, students were placed into one of three groups reflective of the conventional divisions of Communication and in use in prior DHSs--Rhetoric, Mass Communication, and Communication as a Social Science.  

Faculty Seminar Leaders

  • Communication & Social Science: Hyunyi Cho (Purdue University), Debbie Dougherty (University of Missouri), and Matthew McGlone (University of Texas)
  • Mass Communication: Nick Bowman (West Virginia University), Maria Elizabeth Grabe (Indiana University), and Xiaoli Nan (University of Maryland)
  • Rhetoric: Kelly Happe (University of Georgia), J. Michael Hogan (Penn State University), and Isaac West(University of Iowa)

Students from 20 Different Doctoral Programs

  • Lauren-Ashley Buchanan, University of Iowa
  • Zoe Hess Carney, Georgia State University
  • Miles Coleman, University of Washington
  • Veronica R. Dawson, University of Utah
  • Elizabeth Gardner, University of Maryland
  • Elizabeth Dorrance Hall, Purdue University
  • Jenna Hanchey, University of Texas
  • Leandra Hernandez, Texas A&M University
  • Kathleen P. Hunt, University of Utah
  • Qihao Ji, Florida State University
  • Melinda Krakow, University of Utah
  • Allison Lazard, University of Texas
  • Young Sun Lee, Florida State University
  • Nicky Lewis, Indiana University
  • Esther Liu, Northwestern University
  • Ziyu Long, Purdue University
  • Jessica Lu, University of Maryland
  • Mikaela Malsin, University of Georgia
  • Dylan McLemore, University of Alabama
  • Jenna McNallie, Purdue University
  • Eric Netterlund, University of Colorado
  • Megan O'Byrne, University of Utah
  • Angela Palmer-Wackerly, Ohio State University
  • Andrew Pilny, University of Illinois
  • Allison Prasch, University of Minnesota
  • Rebecca Robbins, Cornell University
  • Paulina Swiatkowski, University of Arizona
  • Meghnaa Tallapragada, Cornell University
  • Amanda Weed, Ohio University
  • Melissa Zimdars, University of Iowa