Communication faculty and students participate at Western States Communication Association Meeting
Left to right: Erin Davison Stephen Hartnett Lisa keranen Brian Ott Patrick Dodge
Members of the Communication Department from Denver and Beijing participated widely in the annual meeting of the Western States Communication Association (WSCA) in Reno, Nevada, from February 15-19, 2013. Dr. Brian L. Ott, Associate Chair of Communication, was honored as the President-Elect of WSCA and became the association’s President. In his work as President-Elect, Ott organized the 2013 conference, "Going Global: Communication in the Network Era." Drs. Stephen John Hartnett, Lisa Keränen, and Patrick Dodge, along with Dr. Donovan Conley from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, co-organized a one-day pre-conference on “US-China Communication in Age of Globalization” that brought together scholars from both nations, including International College of Beijing (ICB) instructor Supriya Karadapuram. All told, Communication TTF and instructors made more than a dozen presentations on topics ranging from visual communication to biosecurity discourse.
Several Communication graduate students and recent alums also presented their research. Among them were Rachael Thompson who presented “The Disaster of Real Experience: Transforming Identity in The Memory Thief”; Harry Archer who presented, “The Denial of Equipment for a Political Third Way in Brazil,” and Nicole Palidwor who participated in a panel honoring Dr. Stephen John Hartnett as last year’s recipient of the Distinguished Teacher Award from WSCA. In addition, adjunct instructor Erin Davison received top paper recognition from the Instructional Practices Division for her research on communication and English Language Learning.