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NCA Member News

July 10, 2018

NCA Press Releases

Celebrating Independence Day: Communication Scholars Available to Discuss the Evolving Meaning and Displays of Patriotism
June 27, 2018 | Features Teresa Bergman, Michael J. Steudeman, Leslie A. Hahner, and Kumi Silva as experts. 

Visual Communication Scholar Available to Discuss Border Enforcement and Family Separation Photographs
June 20, 2018 | Features Cara Finnegan as an expert to speak about the role of photography in news narratives.

American and Chinese Communication Scholars to Gather for Conference on Communication, Media, and Governance in the Age of Globalization
June 20, 2018 | The third biennial conference focused on the environment, social media, and global health.

Communication Scholars Discuss Mental Health Stigma in Higher Education in a Special Journal Forum
May 22, 2018 | A forum in a recent issue of Communication Education discusses educators’ role in addressing mental health sigma in higher education.

Test Scores 5% Lower Among Students with Antagonistic Teachers
May 11, 2018 | A new study published in Communication Education found that students facing teacher hostility performed more poorly in class.


In the Media

Jayson Dibble, Hope College, Narissra Punyanunt-Carter, Texas Tech University, and Michelle Drouin, Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne, were featured in a article and an IFLScience article for their research about “back burner” relationships.

William Donohue, Michigan State University, was quoted in a The New Republic article about the rhetoric used to describe the immigration crisis.

Kathleen Hall Jamieson, University of Pennsylvania, was quoted in a article about the impact of the 2016 election on Thanksgiving travel.

Aimee Miller-Ott, Illinois State University, was featured in a Chicago Tribune article about how much time children of divorced parents spend with each parent.

Mary Stuckey, Penn State University, was quoted in a Time article about Donald Trump’s rhetoric and our country’s identity.

Mark Ward Sr., University of Houston-Victoria, was quoted in a Politico Magazine article about televangelists and their relationship with Donald Trump.

Barbie Zelizer, University of Pennsylvania, was quoted in a CBC article about immigration and family separation.



Mark Ward Sr. is the 2018 recipient of the Research and Scholarly Activity Excellence Award at the University of Houston-Victoria.


In Transition

Narissra Punyanunt-Carter has been appointed Assistant Dean of International Affairs for the College of Media & Communication at Texas Tech University.

Brandi Lawless has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure at the University of San Francisco.


New Book

Rosa A. Eberly, Towers of Rhetoric: Memory and Reinvention, Intermezzo, 2018, 978-0-9864333-5-1.


Of Interest

Spoma Jovanovic, University of North Carolina, Greensboro: UNC-Greensboro's Department of Communication Studies is one of 24 from a competitive field of 134 applicants around the country to receive a 2018 grant from the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) to integrate civic learning and social responsibility as expected learning outcomes for students in the major. Jovanovic, in her proposal for the grant, indicated that the Department of Communication Studies will build upon its longstanding commitment to ethics, free speech, and democratic engagement to further enhance its civic profile nationally in the discipline and to deepen its civic-based curricular offerings within the university. The Department of Communication Studies will launch a series of conversations on teaching for democratic thinking and civic action, involving faculty as well as undergraduate and graduate students to consider ways to build upon the reputation and recognition of the department's community engaged scholarship.