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Communication faculty participate in national conference

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Faculty members in the department of communication at Missouri State University presented peer selected research papers and served as national panel chairs and respondents at the National Communication Association conference in Orlando, Fla., this fall.

The following communication faculty members presented papers and participated in panel discussions:

  • Dr. Randy Dillon, professor and director of communication graduate studies: “Instructor-Student Interactions: Rapport, Collaboration, and Ethical Negotiations” and “Applying Communication in Our Communities through Men’s Breakfast Groups, Patients in Medical Clinics, and Internet Health Information”
  • Dr. Stephanie Norander, assistant professor: “Practical Issues Addressed by Applied Communication Theory and Research,” “Technology, Social Media, and Organizational Communication”and “Fitting into COMMunity: Communication Training for Lifelong Opportunities”
  • Dr. Kelly Wood, associate professor: “To Tenure and Beyond: Strengthening COMMunity by Mentoring Associate Professors”
  • Dr. Eric Morris, assistant professor and director of the Holt V. Spicer Debate Forum: “Framing Debate through the Digital Transformations in Contemporary Debate Practices”
  • Dr. Nick Carcioppolo, assistant professor: “Entertainment Narratives and Media Influence: Proposing Associations among the Predictors of the Entertainment Overcoming Resistance Model”
  • Dr. Shawn Wahl, communication department head: “Celebrating and Engaging Community in the Basic Course: Approaches to Teaching in the Communication Age”

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