NCA Doctoral Honors Seminar

NCA Doctoral Honors Seminar

The NCA Doctoral Honors Seminars (DHS) bring together promising doctoral students and distinguished faculty members from across the discipline and around the nation to discuss current topics in Communication. The seminars are held annually at a selected host institution. Approximately 30 doctoral students are chosen to participate based on submitted papers and recommendations from their advisors. Selected students will receive a travel voucher to put toward their travel to the DHS; all accommodations and other expenses are also provided. 

The annual Doctoral Honors Seminar (DHS) will be hosted by the Department of Communication Studies at Vanderbilt University, July 23-26, 2018. The theme of the 2018 DHS is “Communicating Intersections” and faculty leaders will include Carlos Alemán (James Madison University), Jiyeon Kang (University of Iowa), Claire Sisco King (Vanderbilt), Kate Magsamen-Conrad (University of Iowa), Roopali Mukherjee (Queens College), Cindy Koenig Richards (Willamette University), Paul Stob (Vanderbilt), Dave Tell (University of Kansas), and Steven Wilson (University of South Florida).

Application/Nomination materials will be due April 15, 2018.

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

July 23-26, 2018

Submit the following:

  • An application form--download the form here:
  • A sample chapter or prospectus that speaks to your dissertation work 
  • A letter of nomination from your advisor (or someone from your doctoral committee)

Applications and supporting materials should be submitted to Trevor Parry-Giles, NCA National Office, at