SIS Representation at NCA Conference

The School of Information Science is proud of the representation of our faculty and graduate students in the 106th Annual National Communication Association Convention. We have a number of faculty members participating in the convention including Brandi Frisby, Jessalyn Vallade, Renee Kaufmann, Kody Frey, Joe Martin, Luke LeFebvre, and Spencer Greenhalgh; graduate students studying instructional communication working with faculty include Adam Tristan, Joey Huber, Alexis Hadden, Haley Hoffman, Blanca Munoz, and Cynthia Nnagboro. The virtual convention will take place from November 19th-22nd and will feature presentations, panel discussions, and more from faculty members and graduate students in the communication field.

"Each year, the instructional communication group, which is made up of both faculty and graduate students, meets regularly for writing retreats and to brainstorm new team-based and collaborative projects,” said Frisby. “Like years in the past, our synergy has culminated in another successful year of conference presentations at our primary outlet, the National Communication Association.”

Part of the excitement surrounding the convention is the opportunity for graduate student experience and success. Our graduate students work in collaboration with our faculty to prepare presentations for the convention.

“It is always exciting to share our work with colleagues and this level of productivity is a point of pride for our group and for our instructional communication certificate,” said Frisby. “It is especially exciting for our graduate students who are learning meaningful research and presentation skills to make them competitive on the job market and successful in the classroom."

We would like to wish our presenters and participants good luck at the convention and look forward to seeing how they represent our school in the future.