2008 Doctoral Honors Seminar

June 05 - 08, 2008
University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL
United States

The 2008 NCA Doctoral Honors Seminar (DHS) was held June 5-8 at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. The seminar theme was “Communicating Lived Experience,” and the conference coordinators were Jason Edward Black and Carol Bishop Mills.

The 2008 DHS student participants and faculty leaders were:

Group 1 (Mass Communication):  

  • Nicholas Bowman, Michigan State University
  • Andy Boyan, Michigan State University
  • Xiaoxia Cao, University of Pennsylvania
  • Allison Eden, Michigan State University
  • Veronica Hefner, University of Illinois
  • Jessie Johnson, University of Illinois
  • Moira O’Keeffee, University of Pennsylvania
  • Guosong Shao, University of Alabama
  • Julia Woolley, Pennsylvania State University

Group 1 Faculty Leaders: 

  • Jennings Bryant, University of Alabama
  • Mary Beth Oliver, Pennsylvania State University
  • Andrew Billings, Clemson University

Group 2 (Communication Theory): 

  • Seon-Kyoung An, University of Alabama
  • LaKesha Anderson, George Mason University
  • Scott Anderson, University of Texas
  • Disraelly Cruz, University of Missouri
  • Amanda McKendree, Duquesne University
  • Laura Miller, University of Illinois
  • Erin Willer, University of Nebraska
  • Jill Yamasaki, Texas A&M University
  • Changmin Yan, Pennsylvania State University

Group 2 Faculty Leaders: 

  • Austin Babrow, Ohio University
  • Robert Heath, University of Houston
  • Lynn Harter, Ohio University

Group 3 (Rhetorical Studies): 

  • Brian Amsden, Indiana University
  • Meredith Bagley, University of Texas
  • Ben Crosby, University of Washington
  • Julie Homchick, University of Washington
  • Eric Ronis, Concordia University
  • Lisa Slawter, University of Georgia
  • Christina Smith, Arizona State University
  • Bjørn Stillion Southard, University of Maryland
  • Stephen Underhill, University of Maryland

Group 3 Faculty Leaders: 

  • Charles E. Morris III, Boston College
  • Mary Stuckey, Georgia State University
  • Eric King Watts, University of North Carolina