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July 14, 2017


Kate Magsamen-Conrad, Bowling Green State University, has received the Elliott L. Blinn President's Award for Faculty-Undergraduate Innovative Research.

Alberto González, Bowling Green State University, has been awarded the title Distinguished University Professor by the Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees.


In the Media

Below is a selection of media mentions featuring NCA members. To see more news about your colleagues, visit the NCA Press Room.

Kara Alaimo, Hofstra University, was quoted in a New York Times article about where and how businesses advertise.

Christopher Bell, University of Colorado, was quoted in a Huffington Post article about Harry Potter’s Hermione Granger as a feminist symbol.

Nicholas Brody, University of Puget Sound, was featured in an Inside Higher Ed article about gender and cyberbullying.

Steven D. Cohen, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, was quoted in a Harvard Crimson article about the place of spoken rhetoric in the liberal arts curriculum and in an Inc. article about Barack Obama's tendency to pause regularly while speaking.

Jesse Fox, Ohio State University, was quoted in a MarketWatch article about narcissism and Instagram.

Matthew Grizzard, University at Buffalo, was featured in a Futurity article about morality and television.

Larry Gross, University of Southern California, was quote in a New York Times article about sexual identity.

Jennifer Guthrie, University of Nevada Las Vegas, was featured in a Las Vegas Sun article about domestic violence.

Myra Gutin, Rider University, was quoted in a Washington Post article about the First Family.

Kendra Knight, DePaul University, was quoted in a Refinery 29 article about responding to friends who brag about working out.

Arunima Krishna, Boston University, contributed an article to PR Week about workplace discrimination.

Anne Nicotera, George Mason University, was featured in a Refinery 29 article about people who don’t like hugs.

Patricia Roberts-Miller, University of Texas, was featured in a Salon article about the dangers of an “us vs. them” mindset in public discourse.

Stacy Tye-Williams, Iowa State University, was quoted in an Entrepreneur article about workplace bullying.

Melvin Wiliams, Alabama A&M University, contributed an article to the Huffington Post about Jay-Z’s acknowledgment of his mother’s same-sex relationship.

Melissa Zimdars, Merrimack College, was quoted in a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article about the bi-partisan nature of fake news on social media.


In Transition

Michael Lane Bruner has been appointed Chair in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

Andrew Spieldenner has been appointed Assistant Professor at California State University- San Marcos starting in the Fall.


New Books

Dustin Goltz, Comic Performativities: Identity, Internet Outrage, and the Aesthetics of Communication, Routledge, 9781138742604.


Of Interest

Joann Keyton, North Carolina State University, has collaborated with a team of communication and computer scholars to develop a large data set on how group behavior and technology influence decision-making. The data set can be viewed here and more information on the research initiative is available here.

Andrew Spieldenner, Hofstra University, is Co-Principal Investigator on a New York State AIDS Institute grant to research HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis acceptance and usage challenges amongst medical providers and gay, bisexual, and trans* people in Long Island.