Regional Association News

June 23, 2023













Eastern Communication Association

Congratulations and welcome to Colin Kearney, Ph.D., the ECA’s new director of social media. Kearney, a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Communication at Christopher Newport University, will serve in this role through ECA 2026.




Western States Communication Association

Looking Toward Reno 2024

All of us at WSCA are already looking forward to reconvening in Reno, Nevada in February 2024, where we are hosted by the Department of Communication at University of Nevada, Reno. While there is a lot more information to come from the primary Convention Planner and WSCA First Vice President, Shinsuke Eguchi, Ph.D. and the dedicated Interest Group planners in the future, for now, the local hosts leave us with this video about the "Possibilities" to be found in Reno, NV!

For the latest updates on the 2024 WSCA Convention, please visit our website.


Wei Sun, Ph.D. is Named Editor of Communication Reports

Wei Sun, Ph.D., is the associate dean for Research and Academic Affairs at Howard University’s Cathy Hughes School of Communications. She serves as Vice-Chair for the International and Intercultural Communication Division (IICD) of the National Communication Association (NCA) and has served  multiple terms on NCA's Legislative Assembly. 

Prof. Sun also chaired NCA's Doctoral Education Committee in 2022 and NCA's Miller Dissertation Committee in 2021. Her research interests include intercultural communication, new media studies, international communication, and health communication. Recently Prof. Sun received two grants from the FDA to conduct research on Black and Asian Americans' hesitancy in participating in clinical trials studies, and to investigate the health risks of Black and Asian women's use of over-the-counter skin-lightening products. She has served on the editorial board of the Howard Journal of Communications, and guest edited Media and Communication during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic, a special issue of the Howard Journal of Communications.