Assistant Professor Christopher House is the recipient of the National
Communication Association's African American Communication and Culture
Division 2012 Outstanding Dissertation Award. Dr. House successfully defended his University of Pittsburgh dissertation, titled "Rhetorics of the Black Church: Sex, Religion, and
HIV/AIDS Across the African Diaspora," last year as a predoctoral diversity fellow in the Department of Communication Studies (H&S). He will be recognized for his outstanding work at the annual meeting of NCA in Orlando next month.
Dr. Donathan Brown, assistant professor of Communication Studies, is the new editor of the Journal of Race and Policy. Beginning his duties immediately, he replaces the founding editor of the national journal, Dr. Michael Clemons of Old Dominion University.
Donathan Brown, Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies, was recently interviewed for a program on KRUU FM radio. Dr. Brown will be discussing immigration and official language politics on "Speaking Freely with Dennis" hosted by Dennis Raimondi.
Danette Johnson, Professor of Communication Studies, has been named a Distinguished Research Fellow by the Eastern Communication Association (ECA). Distinguished Research Fellow status is given in recognition of outstanding scholarly achievement over the course of one’s career, in conjunction with a record of ongoing service to ECA, and is ECA’s highest award for scholarly achievement.
Dr. Johnson’s scholarly contributions include over 35 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. Her service to ECA includes a term as Executive Director, multiple terms on editorial boards for the association’s journals, and service as chair for the Interpersonal, Instructional, Nonverbal, and Organizational Communication Interest Groups. She is presently ECA’s First Vice President and will begin a term as President next April.
An Ithaca College team has been selected as one of six national finalists in The Case Competition, which focuses on budgeting and advice for a fictional political campaign. The submission from Ryan Bince (Communication Studies '13) and Alec Mitchell (Communication, Management and Design '12), was selected from among 200 proposals, evaluated in three rounds of competition. The finalists will present their work in Washington, D.C., after a week of networking and training with media professionals from POLITICO, NBC, Google, and Twitter. The winning team will earn scholarships.