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COMS Faculty Attend Annual NCA Convention

Communication Studies faculty members head to Salt Lake City, Utah this week to attend the 104th Annual convention of the National Communication Association.


Faculty in attendance will be presenting original research, sharing best practices in teaching, participating in academic service opportunities, and networking with scholars.  Scheduled conference appearances and speaking events for faculty include the following:  

Dr. Richard Besel

  • Stokely Carmichael and the Rhetorical Articulation of Black Power (Role: Author)
  • A Visible Problem: Image-Text Congruence and the Paradoxes of LGBTQ Representation (Role: Author)
  • Playing the Game of Intra-Squad Rivalries in Forensics: Hierarchies, Jealousies, and the Struggle for Power Within the Team (Role: Chair)

Dr. Aubrie Adams

  • Let’s Play/Make a Game: Imagining Wakanda Futures (Role: Presenter)
  • Scholarship on Media and Technology (Role: Respondent)
  • Communication and the Future Division Business Meeting (Role: Co-Presenter)

Dr. Jnan Blau

  • Play(ing) Across Disciplinary Lines: Scholars From Eight Diverse Disciplines Theorize Live Musical Performance Onstage and Cultural Performance Offstage in the Phish Phenomenon (Role: Chair & Presenter)

Dr. Anuraj Dhillon

  • Self-monitoring Model to Predict Adherence to Behavior (Role: Author)
  • Exploring the Association between Attachment theory and Relational Stability: A Systematic Review  (Role: Author)
  • Exploring the link between developmental relationship qualities and turbulence: An Extension to the Relational Turbulence Model (Role: Author)

Dr. Bernard K. Duffy

  • Playing with Fire: African American Rhetoric from Turner to Obama (Role: Chair)
  • Stokely Carmichael and the Rhetorical Articulation of Black Power (Role: Co-Author)

Dr. Leslie Nelson    

  • Can Emojis Speak Louder Than Words? (Role: Author)
  • Pride, Survival, Equality, and Hurt: Influences of Language and Culture on Family Interaction (Role: Chair)
  • Dark Side Issues in IPC (Role: Chair)

Dr. Megan Lambertz-Berndt

  • A Visible Problem: Image-Text Congruence and the Paradoxes of LGBTQ Representation (Role: Co-Author)
  • Putting Feminism Into “Play” On Campus and In the Classroom – A Critical Discussion of Activism and Pedagogy (Role: Presenter)

Dr. Emily Ryalls    

  • Putting Feminism Into “Play” On Campus and In the Classroom – A Critical Discussion of Activism and Pedagogy (Role: Presenter)

Dr. Andrea Terry

  • Not Playing Around: Rhetorical Analyses of the Trump Era (Role: Chair)

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