Fall 2019 Faculty Activities & Accomplishments

Congratulations to the Communication Studies Department students, faculty, and staff on successfully finishing the fall 2019 quarter! With our last update this quarter, the Department would like to highlight additional notable activities and accomplishments carried out by some of our faculty this quarter.  

Dr. Lorraine D. Jackson attended the International Conference on Communication in Healthcare (ICCH; Oct 27-30, 3029) in San Diego, CA where she presented "An Autoethnographic Exploration of Sudden Serious Illness: Navigating Communication During an Extended Hospital Stay" (Presenter).  

Dr. Megan Lambertz‐Berndt had a publication titled "Gendered Sports Discourse: Comparing Language Choice on Single‐Sex Sports Panels" accepted in the Florida Communication Journal. This piece (co-authored with Dr. Emily Ryalls) examines gendered communication patterns in the only all‐female sports panel talk show on U.S. television, We Need to Talk (WNTT), and an all‐male sports panel, Sunday Countdown Show (SCS).

Dr. Lauren Kolodziejski was competitively selected into the 2019-2020 cohort of Service-Learning Faculty Fellows at Cal Poly. 

Dr. Leslie Nelson was also competitively selected into the 2019-2020 cohort of Service-Learning Faculty Fellows at Cal Poly. In addition, she was nominated and voted into one of five officer positions for the Family Communication Division of the National Communication Association. She will be serving a two-year term as the New Professional and Graduate Student Representative. Lastly, Dr. Nelson was nominated for a Terrance Harris Mentorship Award at Cal Poly. This nomination came from a student within Poly Reps. The banquet to honor Dr. Nelson’s mentoring will be held in January.

Dr. Emily Ryalls was a featured guest on the Historians on Housewives podcast: Some people think I’m mean, f--- them: Peter pan syndrome, extended adolescence, and comparatives in toxic masculinity (https://historiansonhousewives.com/podcast). She was also an invited speaker at the University of San Diego: Mean Girls, Michelle Carter, and the Criminalization of Girls’ Communication.  Lastly, she was a panelist on the Social Justice on Campus and In the Classroom: A Critical Discussion of Activism and Pedagogy panel presented at the National Women’s Studies Association Conference, San Francisco, California, November 2019.

Related Content