NYSCA seeks papers: “Theory vs. Practice: Bridging the Gap”


Contributed by Mickie Quinn

Ari Kissiloff, Assistant Professor of Strategic Communication has been elected President of the New York State Communications Association. He will be running the 2019 NYSCA Conference where they are seeking papers on the theme “Theory vs. Practice: Bridging the Gap.”

The New York State Communication Association (NYSCA) includes both regular and life membership of communication practitioners, scholars, and educators representing a wide variety of academic institutions. In addition, NYSCA envisions the involvement of both graduate and undergraduate membership as the core of the association’s mission to promote distinguished leadership inside and outside academia.  

The 77th Annual NYSCA Conference hosted in Callicoon, NY from October 18-20, 2019 will examine “Theory vs. Practice.” How can they work together and where should they be apart? How will academics navigate the age-old tension between the camps, and ensure that graduates can both think deeply, and also deal with the practical issues that citizens of a 21st century planet must tackle to move forward together.

Call for papers (due July 7, 2019) on the theme “Theory vs. Practice: Bridging the Gap”: