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NCA Member News

July 12, 2016

In Transition

Aaron V. Burton has been appointed Associate Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Tiffin University.

Michelle E. Pence has been appointed Co-Director of the University Honors Program at The University of Texas of the Permian Basin.


Edward L. Fink has been named a Laura H. Carnell Professor in the School of Media and Communication at Temple University. This named professorship honors his contributions as a researcher, educator, and leader in the field of Strategic Communication.

Kate Magsamen-Conrad, Bowling Green State University, has been awarded the Faculty Excellence Award for Community-Based Research and Teaching by the university’s Center for Community and Civic Engagement.

Andrew Spieldenner, Hofstra University, has been awarded Teacher of the Year by the Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

In the Media

Dawn O. Braithwaite, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, was featured in a Deseret News article about family and film.

Thomas R. Dunn, Colorado State University, was featured in a Denver Post article about understanding terror.

Gail Fairhurst, University of Cincinnati, was featured in a CNBC article about the framing of the original “Brexit” ballot question.

Jesse Fox, Ohio State University, was featured in a MarketWatch article about the connection between narcissism and selfies.

Kathleen Hall Jamieson, University of Pennsylvania, was featured in a Los Angeles Times article about how the media have developed strategies to hold Donald Trump accountable.

Haley Horstman, University of Missouri, was featured in a Washington Post article about communication between mothers and daughters.

Maureen Keeley, Texas State University, was featured in a Charlotte Observer article about the use of texting to say goodbye during tragedy.

Cuihua Shen, University of California, Davis, was featured in a Central Valley Business Times article for research about video game performance differences between women and men.

Glenn Sparks, Purdue University, was featured in a Washington Post article about the connection between health and friends.

Andrew Spieldenner, Hofstra University, was featured in a POZ magazine article that analyzed the discourse of HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and on in an article about the potential impact of a Trump presidency on HIV/AIDS. In addition, he was part of a group of HIV activists that met with Bernie Sanders prior to the California presidential primary.