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March 15, 2016

In Memoriam

Dr. Michael Hackman, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS), died February 24, 2016, following a lengthy battle with cancer.   In addition to serving as a Professor in the UCCS Department of Communication, he served as Director of the UCCS Honors Program and Advisor for Leadership Studies. 

Dr. Hackman joined UCCS in 1985 after earning Master's and Doctoral degrees from the University of Denver and his Bachelor's degree from UCCS in 1982.

He was an award-winning teacher and respected scholar whose research appeared in journals such as Communication Education, the Journal of Leadership Studies, and the Southern Speech Communication Journal. He co-authored three books and provided executive coaching services for more than 400 public and private sector organizations in the United States, Canada, Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Middle East.


In the Media

Jonathan Edwards, University of South Carolina, was featured in a KSAT article for his research about radicalization.

Todd Graham, Southern Illinois University, contributed an article to CNN.com that analyzed the debate styles of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

Sean Horan, Texas State University, was featured in a Psychology Today article about affectionate communication in romantic relationships.

Haley Kranstuber Horstman, University of Missouri, was featured in an Academic Minute article for research about storytelling between mothers and daughters.

Sheena C. Howard, Rider University, was featured in a Curve Magazine article for her documentary, Remixing Colorblind.

Nicole LaVoie, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, was featured in a Science 2.0 article for her research about how smokers perceive graphic images on cigarette packs.

Carolyn Marvin, USC Annenberg, was quoted in a Smithsonian.com  article about how new technology affects our lives.

Trevor Parry-Giles, University of Maryland and NCA was quoted in a RawStory article about Supreme Court nominations.

Lynsey Romo, North Carolina State University, was featured in a Science Newsline article for her research about the stigma of weight loss.

Robert Rowland, University of Kansas, was interviewed by NPR station KCUR-FM about what influences peoples’ voting choices.

Matthew Seeger, Wayne State University, was quoted in a Detroit Free Press article about the Flint water crisis.

Matt Smith, Wittenberg University, was quoted in a Quartz  article about adults who emulate Disney characters.

Glenn Sparks, Purdue University, was featured in a WFIE  article for his research about the effects of social media on real life.


New Books

Christina S. Beck, Stellina M.A. Chapman, Nathaniel Simmons, Kelly E. Tenzek and Stephanie M. Ruhl, Celebrity Health Narratives and the Public Health, McFarland, 978-0-7864-7971-9.

Bernadette Marie Calafell, Monstrosity, Performance, and Race in Contemporary Culture, Peter Lang, 978-1433127373.

Waldeck, J. H., & Seibold, D. R. (Eds.), Features contributions by the editors; Sue DeWine; Joann Keyton; Loyd Pettegrew; Peter Jorgensen; Tim Plax & Pat Kearney; Steven Beebe; Jesse Sostrin; Joseph Folger; Marian Houser; Keri Stephens & Eric Waters; Frank Boster; Gary Kreps; Joshua Barbour, Shirley Faughn, & Robert Husband; John Daly; Sean Ross; Michael Cody; and Robert McCann, Consulting that Matters: A Handbook for Scholars & Practitioners, Peter Lang, 978-1-4331-2769-4.