The National Communication Association (NCA) attracts more than 5,000 attendees to its national conference and the CCPA faculty is well represented.

“NCA is a valuable resource to communication scholars and educators,” says Dr. Sandra Duhe, Associate Professor, Director of Public Relations, and Chair of the Division of Corporate Communication and Public Affairs. “Having such a strong CCPA presence on the conference agenda underscores our faculty’s national reputation as thought leaders in their fields.”

The Lineup

Following is a daily listing of CCPA faculty presenting research at the NCA Conference this week.

Wednesday, Nov. 15

Dr. Owen Lynch
Host of the Urban Communication Pre-conference to NCA at the Hunt Institute at SMU. Two panels and papers: Participatory Action Research in the City I Live and Innovative Solutions for the Dallas Food and Job Desert.

Thursday, Nov. 16

SMU CCPA Faculty represent well at the NCA conferenceDr. Maria Dixon
9:00 – 10:45 am: Barbarians at the Gate: The use of sermonic discourse as a marker of organizational subculture

Dr. Owen Lynch
3:30 – 4:45 pm: Communicating Relevance at the Intersection of Food and Identity: Leaving a Legacy for Future Generations

Dr. Ben Voth

8:00 – 9:15 am: The Topic Writing and Selection Process: Navigating Trump
Sponsor: Cross Examination Debate Association
Chair: Ben D. Voth, Southern Methodist University
Presenters: Jacob Justice, University of Kansas, Jacquelyn Poapst, George Mason University William Edwin Mosley-Jensen, Trinity University Kristiana Lilly Baez, Baylor University, Jordan Foley, University of Wisconsin-Madison John P. Koch, Vanderbilt University
Respondent: Patrick Waldinger, University of Miami

Friday, Nov. 17

Dr. Stephanie Martin
9:30 – 10:4pm: Doing Dada in Cleveland: Police, Protest and the Means of Dissent at the 2016 Republican National Convention
Presented During: Top Papers in Freedom of Expression
Special Note: SMU’s Jared Schroeder from Journalism and Dr. Martin were two of the three scholars named to this Top Papers panel. A rare achievement.

Dr. Rita Kirk
11:00 am – 12:15 pm: Lessons Learned from the 2016 Presidential Campaign: Authors of the American Behavioral Scientist Campaign Editions
Saturday, Nov. 18

Dr. LaShonda Eaddy
8:00 – 9:15 am: Panel: Uber-irresponsibility: Are Uber’s Communication Strategies Driving Success? “When is enough, enough? Examining how crisis history affects discussions of Uber’s current crises and reputation”

Dr. Owen Lynch
3:30 – 4:45 pm: Parodies and Paradigms: The Co-evolution of Management Systems and Humor Research

Dr. Stephanie Martin
3:30 – 4:45 pm: Different Definitions: How White Evangelical Protestants and Their Mainline Counterparts Rhetorically Frame What it Means to be Free
Presented During: Religious Freedom Rhetoric in the United States

Sunday, Nov. 19

Dr. Rita Kirk
11:00 am – 12:15 pm: Meeting the Commander-in-Waiting: Undecided Voters and the 2016 Vice Presidential Debate

The National Communication Association advances communication as the discipline that studies all forms, modes, media, and consequences of communication through humanistic, social scientific, and aesthetic inquiry. The group holds national and regional conferences and programs, publishes 11 academic journals, organizes and distributes scholarships and advocates for public policy that supports professional communication scholars.