HDSHC Faculty and Graduate Students Receive Top Awards at NCA 2012

The Hugh Downs School faculty and graduate students will receive top paper and research awards at the National Communication Association’s national convention in Orlando, Florida on November 15-18, 2012.

Kory Floyd, professor and associate director, will deliver a keynote address at the opening session of the convention at the invitation of First Vice President Steven Beebe. Dr. Floyd will join Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the University of Pennsylvania and Navita Cummings James of the University of South Florida in addressing the concepts and principles that unite the study of human communication. Celebrating What Unites Us as a Communication Community. Dr. Floyd has also been named Editor-Elect of Communication Monographs by NCA, one of the association's most prestigious journals.

Associate Professor Sarah Tracy will be one of the scholars participating in the Moving Methodology 2012 Organizational Communication Division Preconference at the National Communication Association conference in November. This preconference focuses attention on the following general question: “What are the pressing pragmatic, political, social, and theoretical developments that invite methodological agility in organizational communication research?” Or to put it more simply, “What do we need to talk about that we don’t, but should, in order to broaden our methodological practice and do the kind of research that inspires us and others?”

Dr. Sarah Tracy and Kendra Rivera (Ph.D. alumna) will receive the 2012 Bill Eadie Distinguished Award for a Scholarly Article from the Applied Communication Division of NCA for their 2010 article, "Endorsing equity and applauding stay-at-home moms: How male voices on work-life reveal aversive sexism and flickers of transformation," published in Management Communication Quarterly.

Dr. Daniel Brouwer, associate professor, will receive the 2012 Randy Majors Memorial Award at NCA's Caucus on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Concerns. This award is presented annually by nomination to recognize an individual who has made outstanding contributions to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender scholarship in communication studies.

The NCA serves the scholars, teachers, and practitioners who are its members by enabling and supporting their professional interests in research and teaching. NCA promotes the widespread appreciation of the importance of communication in public and private life, the application of competent communication to improve the quality of human life and relationships, and the use of knowledge about communication to solve human problems.

TOP FOUR PAPER, FAMILY COMMUNICATION DIVISION
Mark Generous, co-author,
Final Conversations Phase II: Emergent Themes from Children's Final Conversation Messages with Dying Family Members

TOP PAPER, CHINESE COMMUNICATION STUDIES
Jie Gong, author,
Re-asserting an Ancient, Emergent Superpower: The PRC's 2009 Military Parade, Public Memory, and National Identity

TOP FOUR PAPER, HEALTH COMMUNICTION DIVISION
Dr. Sarah Tracy and Shawna Malvini Redden, co-authors
Are 'Liquid Handcuffs' Worth 'Money in My Pocket'? A Metaphor Analysis of Recovering Substance Abusers' Sensemaking of Medication Assisted Treatment

The Hugh downs School is well represented with papers, presentations, and panel participation in all areas. Faculty and Graduate Student NCA papers, panels, and presentations.