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Doctoral Honors Seminar

Ohio University Hosts NCA’s Annual Doctoral Honors Seminar

September 1, 2016

The annual Doctoral Honors Seminar (DHS) was held July 21-24, 2016, in Athens, Ohio. The School of Communication Studies and the College of Communication at Ohio University hosted the 2016 DHS. Thirty-four doctoral students from 26 different doctoral programs were organized into three research groups: Rhetoric, Mass Media, and Communication as a Social Science. Faculty Seminar Leaders for the 2016 DHS included Rhetoric facilitators Robert Asen (Wisconsin), Davis Houck (Florida State), and Jennifer Mercieca (Texas A&M); Mass Communication facilitators James Anderson (Utah), Jennifer Aubrey (Arizona), and Ron Jackson (Cincinnati); and Social Science facilitators Norah Dunbar (UCSB), Jody Koenig Kellas (Nebraska), and Craig Scott (Rutgers).

DHS Group

Participating students included:

Mass Communication     

  • Cassandra Alexopoulos (UC-Davis)
  • Travis Bell (South Florida)
  • Laurena Bernabo (Iowa)
  • Lillian Boxman-Shabtai (Northwestern)
  • Amelia Couture (Michigan)
  • Minjie Li (Louisiana State)
  • Juan Liu (Wayne State)
  • Laura Marshall (North Carolina)
  • Enakshi Roy (Ohio)
  • Sean Upshaw (Howard)
  • Alisa Valentin (Howard)

Social Science       

  • Aubrie Adams (UC-Santa Barbara)
  • Jordan Allen (Nebraska)
  • Kristen Barta (Washington)
  • Tasha Davis (Texas)
  • Elizabeth Glowacki (Texas)
  • Lei Vincent Huang (Hong Kong Baptist)
  • Skye Chernichky-Karcher (Purdue)
  • Jasmine Linabary (Purdue)
  • Elizabeth Parks (Washington)
  • Emily Scheinfeld (Texas)
  • Ningxin Wang (Illinois)

Rhetoric   

  • Jaclyn Bruner (Maryland)
  • Justin Gus Foote (Ohio)
  • Sean Gleason (Ohio)
  • Evan Layne Johnson (Georgia State)
  • Elizabeth Kaszynski (Indiana)
  • Tiffany Kinney (Utah)
  • J. David Maxson (Penn State)
  • Paul McKean (Illinois)
  • Kevin Musgrave (Wisconsin)
  • Garrett Stack (Carnegie Mellon)
  • Meridith Styer (Maryland)
  • Svilen Veselinov Trifonov (Minnesota)   

Interested in hosting the Doctoral Honors Seminar in 2017? Contact Trevor Parry-Giles at tparrygiles@natcom.org for more information.