University of Missouri Hosts 2015 Doctoral Honors Seminar
The annual Doctoral Honors Seminar (DHS) was held July 16-19, 2015, in Columbia, Missouri. The Department of Communication at the University of Missouri hosted the 2015 DHS and selected the theme of “Solving Social Problems through Communication Research.” Through collaboration with seminar facilitators, 34 doctoral students from 21 different doctoral programs explored avenues through which their research can foster interdisciplinary connections, achieve wider public dissemination, and be applied in service of the public good. Around this seminar theme, students were placed into one of three groups: Rhetoric, Mass Media, and Communication as a Social Science. Faculty Seminar Leaders for the 2015 DHS included Communication & Social Science facilitators Mohan Dutta (National University of Singapore & Purdue University), Patricia Parker (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), and Jordan Soliz (University of Nebraska-Lincoln); Mass Media facilitators Lissa Behm-Morawitz (University of Missouri), Travis Dixon (University of Illinois), and Kristen Harrison (University of Michigan); and Rhetoric facilitators Dan Brouwer (Arizona State University), Sharon Jarvis (University of Texas at Austin), and Robin Jensen (University of Utah).