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NSC Shares Expertise at AEJMC Conference

September 1, 2016

NSC faculty were quite busy during the most recent convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), held Aug. 4-7 in Minneapolis, MN. Between the papers, panels and recruitment efforts, faculty were covering all parts of the convention space.

Dr. Melissa Dodd was part of a forward-looking panel on corporate social responsibility. The panel, titled “Beyond Products and Services: Institutional Parasocial Engagement with Publics and Implications for Social Responsibility,” examined how corporations and agencies interact with different communities and how they display a sense of social responsibility. This is but one part of Dr. Dodd’s award-winning research on how corporations interact with their communities and customers beyond the marketplace.

Dr. Kimberly Voss closed out an eventful year as head of the Journalism History division. In addition to presiding over several business meetings and research sessions, Dr. Voss also was part of a panel examining Women and Regional Journalism History. Dr. Voss’ extensive work in the role women have played in the development of different areas of journalism provided the backbone for this panel discussion, which was moderated by NSC Journalism Instructor Lance Speere.

The Nicholson School is currently advertising for two tenure-earning/tenured positions, and Associate Directors Dr. Boyd Lindsley and Dr. Tim Brown met informally with nearly 40 scholars interested in those positions. The general buzz about UCF continued to grow, as potential applicants learned more about the School and the opportunities it provides for scholars to grow their research agenda. In addition, Dr. Brown and Dr. Lindsley were able to promote NSC’s upcoming International Crisis and Risk Communication Conference, which takes place March 13-15, 2017, at the Doubletree East Orlando hotel near the UCF Campus.

To learn more about the 2016 AEJMC Conference, visit this link.