Communication Studies Faculty Updates and Accomplishments April 2011
April 15, 2011
The Department of Communication Studies is pleased to share more faculty news, updates, and accomplishments from April 2011:
Angela Hosek, Director of CC100 Program:
- Was a participant and panel presenter at the Basic Course Pre-Conference at the Eastern Communication Association Conference in Arlington, VA on April 13, 2011. Her presentation was entitled: "Examining the Context of the Basic Communication Course: Multiple Beneficiaries of the Lecture-Lab Format."
- Was a participant in the "Picture Yourself at Emerson" day (April 8th) by holding a mock class. Newly accepted undergraduates got a taste of EC academic life.
Angela Cooke-Jackson, Visiting Assistant Professor:
- Was recently granted the Family of Myung Seok Park Financial Awards for Outstanding Scholarship. This is a $1.000 scholarship for Outstanding Qualitative Research.
- Her paper entitled, "A World of Difference: Unraveling the conversations African American mothers have with their adult daughters to negotiate diabetes" has been accepted for presentation at the 2011 Biennial World Communication Association conference in Lima, Peru in August 2011.
Ashley Torrence, Scholar-In-Residence:
- Presented a paper entitled "The Rising Fury and Antagonistic Agenda of the Tea Party Movement in America" on Thursday, April 7th in New Orleans, LA at the International Association of Business Development Conference.
- Attended the ECA conference on April 14 to participate in a panel discussion called "Teaching Through the Lens of Our Students: A Roundtable Discussion on (the Politics of) Pedagogy and Student Diversity."
Kathi-Anne Reinstein, Adjunct Instructor:
- Appointed Assistant Majority Whip in the Massachusetts House of Representatives.
- Brought in MBTA General Manager Richard Davey as a guest lecturer for her CC 263 Argument and Advocacy Class.
Greg Payne, Associate Professor:
- Brought in EC alum, Owen Eagan as a guest lecturer for his CC 608 Public Affairs Class. Eagan is Senior Consultant of Saint, Inc.
- Attended the International Association of Business Development Conference in New Orleans, LA. (April 6 - 8).
Cathryn Edelstein, Scholar-In-Residence:
- On April 3, she and her international graduate students took Salsa dancing lessons at Ryles Jazz Club in Cambridge. They learned how to salsa from a professional instructor and then enjoyed dinner together.
Faculty experts can comment on the upcoming 2013 Boston mayoral race as well as a range of political stories, including initial coverage and ongoing developments leading up to the Massachusetts gubernatorial race in November 2014.
Dr. Angela N. Hosek and her colleague Dr. Rebecca DiVerniero received the Top Paper Award (out of 155 papers submitted) for their project titled, "Twitter as a Classroom Tool: Exploring the Use, Benefits, and Downfalls from the Perspectives of Instructors and Students," from the Human Communication and Technology Division. Dr. Hosek was also on the Top Panel for the Basic Course Division. Both took place at the National Communication Association Annual Meeting in November.