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January 9, 2020


CSCA Elects New Leadership 

The Central States Communication Association (CSCA) congratulates Ahmet Atay, of The College of Wooster, on election as CSCA 2nd Vice President! The association also congratulates Adam Tyma, of the University of Nebraska-Omaha, on election as NCA Member at Large! Both Ahmet and Adam have been active association members, and we look forward to their leadership and service over the next few years. Thank you to all CSCA members who participated in the voting process.


New Leaders Elected to ECA Executive Council Roles 

The ECA membership has elected three colleagues to serve the association in various leadership capacities over the next few years. 

Pamela LannuttiPamela Lannutti (LaSalle University) will join the Executive Council as First Vice President-Elect. Dr. Lannutti is a Distinguished Research Fellow and immediate past Editor of Communication Quarterly and has served in a variety of other roles over her 18 years with ECA. The 2022 Convention in Buffalo will be planned by Dr. Lannutti and her selected team.

Sean Horan (Fairfield University) will represent ECA on the NCA 2020 Nominating Committee. Dr. Horan is a lifetime member of ECA, a Distinguished Research Fellow, and a two-time recipient of the Article of the Year award.

Nikki Blau (Ohio University - Lancaster) will serve a three-year term representing ECA on NCA's Legislative Assembly. Dr. Blau has been an ECA member for nearly a decade and has been an active interest group planner. 

The Officers and Executive Council thank all of the candidates for their willingness to serve, as well as the members who took the time to vote. Congratulations to our newly elected colleagues!

Convention Updates for ECA 2020 in Baltimore 

Program planning is well underway for ECA’s 111th Convention, to be held April 1-5, 2020, in Baltimore, Maryland. 

More than 270 paper, panel, roundtable, and short courses submissions were received and reviewed by dozens of volunteers across the interest groups and planning team. Primary Planner and ECA VP Jennifer Waldeck is implementing a new convention app called EventLink, which works seamlessly with Attendee Interactive, ensuring that attendees can maximize their experience with the innovative sessions filling the program.

Among these exciting sessions are workshops in Innovative Research Methods; unique panels on innovations in teaching, research, and service/leadership in the Communication field, and a clothing drive for the local non-profit, Paul’s Place. 

Registration opens soon, and now is also the time to become an ECA member or update your membership. Visit for more information and to register today!


SSCA congratulates our members for their achievements at the recent NCA Annual Convention in Baltimore, Maryland. We're proud of our great members for their hard work and their institutions for their dedication to SSCA!

Teaching Awards

Wallace A. Bacon Lifetime Teaching Excellence Award

Stephen A. Smith, University of Arkansas

Scholarship Awards

Franklyn S. Haiman Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Freedom of Expression

Stephen A. Smith, University of Arkansas

Service Awards

Robert J. Kibler Memorial Award

Tina Maria Harris, Louisiana State University

Division Awards

Communication Ethics Division

Top Journal Article of the Year Award

Andrew Tinker, Middle Tennessee State University
Communication Ethics and the Rejection of Paternalism in John Stuart Mill’s On Liberty. Communication Quarterly 67, 3 (2019): 312-332.

Public Relations Division

PRIDE Book Award

Brigitta R. Brunner, Auburn University & Corey A. Hickerson, James Madison University
Cases in Public Relations: Translating Ethics into Action.
Oxford University Press


2020 Election Results

Congratulations to the new WSCA elected officials! 

1st VP Heather Canary

2nd VP Kimberly Harden

Five Members-at-Large

Shadee Abdi 
Michael Walker
Qingweng Dong
Nandita Sabnis
Veronica Dawson

Thanks to everyone who ran for office.

2020 WSCA Conference

The 2020 WSCA conference, “Communication, Agitation, and Justice,” will be held Saturday, February 22, through Monday, February 24, in Denver, Colorado.  Registration for the conference is open and early bird pricing ends January 31, 2020. The conference hotel is the Grand Hyatt Denver downtown and is accepting reservations. 

Affiliate News

Korean American Communication Association announces the following elected officers.

Officer 1
President (2019-2021)
Moon J. Lee, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, University of Florida

Officer 2
Vice President (ICA)
Jin-Ae Kang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, East Carolina University

Officer 3
Vice President (NCA)
Eun-Jeong Han, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Salisbury University

Officer 4
Vice President (AEJMC)
Hanna Park, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Middle Tennessee State University

Officer 5
Sungsu Kim, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Marist College

Officer 6
Taehyun Kim, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, California State University, Northridge

For more information, visit the Korean American Communication Association website.