2016 Doctoral Honors Seminar

July 21 - 24, 2016
School of Communication Studies
Ohio University
Athens, OH
United States
The 2016 NCA Doctoral Honors Seminar will be hosted by the School of Communication Studies at Ohio University in Athens, OH, July 21-24, 2016. The faculty leaders for the 2016 DHS are: In Rhetoric--Robert Asen (Wisconsin); Davis Houck (Florida State); and Jennifer Mercieca (Texas A&M). In Mass Communication--James Anderson (Utah); Jennifer Aubrey (Arizona); and Ron Jackson (Cincinnati). In Social Science--Norah Dunbar (UCSB); Jody Koenig Kellas (Nebraska); and Craig Scott (Rutgers). Students selected for the Doctoral Honors Seminar receive full accommodations and some travel support for the seminar.   
 
The selection process for the 2016 DHS was highly competitive; the following students were selected. They represent 26 doctoral programs in Communication and related disciplines from across the nation and around the world.  

Mass Communication    

  • Cassandra Alexopoulos (UC-Davis) 
  • Travis Bell (South Florida) 
  • Laurena Bernabo (Iowa) 
  • Lillian Boxman-Shabtai (Northwestern) 
  • Amelia Couture (Michigan) 
  • Julianna Kirschner (Claremont Graduate School) 
  • 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) 
  • Ian Summers (Utah) 
  • Svilen Veselinov Trifonov (Minnesota)