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News about Communication Faculty, Grad & Undergrad Students, and Staff Doings

The Department of Communication at the University of Colorado at Boulder is a vibrant community of scholars whose members share a commitment to excellence and innovation in communication research and teaching. ‘COMM Plishments is our way of sharing news about the accomplishments of all of us with each other. People are doing all kinds of wonderful things and we often are unaware of what others do.  It is valuable for us as a community to know and celebrate the accomplishments of each other.

‘COMM Plishments may be received in the following categories:

  • Conference paper or presentation acceptances
  • Acceptance of journal articles & book manuscript proposals
  • Appearance of journal articles & books
  • Appearance of book chapters, referred proceedings, reviews, encyclopedia entries,. etc.
  • Awards & recognitions of any kinds
  • Appointments  or election to important university or professional committees
  • Grants received (at the university and from agencies)
  • Outside the university speaking engagements

Contact

If you know someone deserving of a ‘COMM Plishment please feel free to brag by emailing department chair Karen Tracy at Karen.Tracy@colorado.edu.

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Vol. 2,  Issue 4: November 1, 2014

 

Julie Blair, Staff member, attended CU’s 2014 Diversity Summit in October in which Brenda J. Allen was a key facilitator of the summit. The summit’s goal was to increase staff and faculty knowledge about a variety of diversity topics and to enhance communication skills. Julie attended a workshop titled “Cultural Competency: The Foundation for an Inclusive Environment.”

Nick Burk, PhD student, and Matt Koschmann, Assistant Professor, received the top paper award in the NCA organizational Communication Division for their paper, “A Communication Framework of Cross-Domain Coordination in Scientific Research.”

Melinda Cain, Instructor, designed and delivered Intercultural Competency Training for GROW (Grass roots on site work) which selects students who travel to remote villages in Nepal to work with Himalayan Health Care during the summer. She was also the keynote speaker at their Annual Benefit Dinner in November and the title of her presentation was “Culture Matters: Effective Communication for Global Health Care Projects.”

Claire Chase, PhD student, gave birth to a happy, healthy little girl on November 18. Her daughter’s name isEvelyn Sky Rehwoldt.

Amani Husain, MA student, will be presenting a paper “Authenticating Feminist Comedy: Queer Connections in Broad City,” in the Organization for Research on Women and Communication (ORWAC) at this year’s upcoming Western States Communication Association.

Chris Ingraham, PhD student, had an article titled, “Libraries and their Publics: Rhetorics of the Public Library” accepted for publication by Rhetoric Review. 

Jerry Hauser, Professor Emeritus, published two chapters:  (1)  “Afterward: Machiavelli’s Question Mark and the Problem of Ethical Communication,” in The  Philosophy of Communication Ethics. Eds. Ronald Arnett and Patricia Arnes. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2014, pp. 305-14; and (2) “Rhetoric by Indirection:  The Case of Anatoly Scharansky,” The Pennsylvania Scholars Series: Richard Gregg. Ed. Patricia Arneson. Pennsylvania Communication Association, 2014, pp. 50-61.

Jody Jahn, Assistant Professor, had an article accepted for publication in Communication Studies:  Jahn, J. L. S., & Myers, K. K. (in press). When Will I Use This?” How Math and Science Classes Communicate Impressions of STEM Careers: Implications for Vocational Anticipatory Socialization. In addition, she presented a talk at the CMCI homecoming titled, “War and Frontier Individualism Metaphors in Wildland Firefighting Safety Documents.”

Lydia Reinig, PhD student published an article, “Compared to ‘the big city’: Cultural discourses of emplacement in the rural community” in the Ohio Communication Journal, 2014, 52, 70–84.

Leah Sprain, Assistant Professor, and Martin Carcasson had their article, “Beyond Problem Solving: Re-Conceptualizing the Work of Public Deliberation as Deliberative Inquiry” accepted by Communication Theory.

Bryan Taylor, Professor, was appointed Interim Director of the A&S affiliated program, Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS).

Karen Tracy, Professor, published a chapter: “Grounded Practical Theory: Theorizing Communicative Practices” in Engaging Theories in Interpersonal Communication, edited by D. Braithwaite and P. Schrdot. 2015, Los Angeles Sage.

Cindy White, Associate Professor, published a chapter, “ Expectancy violations theory and interaction adaptation theory: From expectations to adaptation” in Engaging Theories in Interpersonal Communication, edited by D. Braithwaite and P. Schrdot. 2015, Los Angeles Sage

Vol. 2,  Issue 3: November 1, 2014

Robert Craig (Professor Emeritus) is giving at lecture, “Communication Practices in Daily Life,” at the University of Murcia, Spain, in mid-November.

Larry Frey (Professor) presented a speech on communication activism for social justice scholarship for the Scholars Series in the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.

Alexandra Nevis (MA student) published an article. The article is Holling, M. A., Moon, D. G., & Nevis, A. J. (2014). Racist violations and racializing apologia is post-race era. Journal of International & Intercultural Communication, p. 1-27. doi:10.1080/17513057.2014.964144

Cindy White (Associate Professor) taught a workshop, “Teaching in a Nutshell” in the Faculty Teaching Excellence Program in October.

Binjuan Xiong (PhD student)  has had her article, “Tell China’s Story Well? Cultural Framing and Online Contestation”  accepted for publication at the International Journal of Interactive Communication Systems and Technologies, which will be part of a special Issue on Intercultural New Media Research

Graduate student paper presentations at the National Communication Association in Chicago,November 19-22, 2014

Rebecca Avalos (PhD student), Residual Seeds of the 1968 East Los Angeles Walk-outs: A Flower Seeds & Seeds Blossom a Garden (Friday, 2:00–3:15, Grand Ballroom, Second Floor)

Nick Burke (PhD student), A Communication Framework of Cross-Domain Coordination in Scientific Research (Friday, 12:30–1:45, Salon A1, Lower Level)

Nicole Castro (MA student), Teachers on Teaching Series: Honoring the Pedagogy of Larry Frey, Tracy Russo, and Jordan Soliz (Friday, 12:30–1:45, International Ballroom South, Second Floor)

Claire Chase (PhD student), A Case for Applied Rhetorical Methodology (Friday, 3:30–4:45, Chicago, Fifth Floor, Palmer House Hilton)

Ace Eckstein (MA student), Transition, Memory, and the Interplay of Gendered Past and Present: Towards a Trans* Temporality in Original Plumbing (Friday, 8:00–9:15, Salon A3, Lower Level)

Elizabeth Eger (PhD student), Constructing, Deconstructuring, Reconstructuring . . .: Mental Disorders, the Self, and Identity (Friday, 8:00–9:15, Room 4H, Fourth Floor) and Short Course 21: Key Steps in Qualitative Analysis: Creating a Path through the Maze (Saturday, 2:00–4:45, International Ballroom North, Second Floor)

James Fortney (PhD student), Decolonizing Organizational Communication Research: The Margins as the New Center (Saturday, 12:30–1:45, PDR 1, Third Floor) and Short Course 21: Key Steps in Qualitative Analysis: Creating a Path through the Maze (Saturday, 2:00–4:45, International Ballroom North, Second Floor)

Pascal Gagné (PhD student), AIDS Histories have been Erased (Friday, 3:30–4:45, Salon A3, Lower Level);HIV/AIDS, Queer Rhetoric, History, and memory (Saturday, 11:00–12:15, Astoria, Third Floor): andLiving in the Past (Saturday, 3:30–4:45, Boulevard Room C, Second Floor)

Constance Gordon (MA student), Certified Capitalism: Discursive and Material Challenges to Sustainability (Friday, 9:30–10:45, Room 4H, Fourth Floor), and #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen in Debate (Saturday, 9:30–10:45, Salon 10, Third Floor, Palmer House Hilton)

Stephanie Hartzell (PhD student), Blinded by the White: Color-blindness, Conservatism, and Constructions of American-ness (Friday, 8:00–9:15, Continental Ballroom C, Lobby Level)

Jessica Hughes (PhD student), Discursive Struggle in Online Neurodiversity Advocacy (Thursday, 12:30–1:45, Room 5H, Fifth Floor)

Chris Ingraham (PhD student), Monitored Performances: Surveillance and the Capacity for Everyday Life (Saturday, 9:30–10:45, Room 4F, Fourth Floor) and Rhetorical Theory in a Transdisciplinary Mode (Sunday, 8:00–9:15, Salon 5, Third Floor, Palmer House Hilton)

Daniel Kim (PhD student), A Chant of Defiance: Imagin(in)g the Visual–Material Rhetorics of Chicago (Saturday, 9:30–10:45, Salon 6, Third Floor, Palmer House Hilton), and How to Draw an Aberrant God (Sunday, 9:30–10:45,  Salon 2, Third Floor, Palmer House Hilton)

Jared Kopczynski (PhD student), Looking back, looking ahead: Embracing Critical Perspectives to Extend Organizational Communication Research (Friday, 3:30–4:45, Salon A1, Lower Level)

Andrew Long (PhD student), “Identity Labor” in Online Interactions between Divorced, Nonresidential Fathers (Thursday, 12:30–1:45, Room 4D, Fourth Floor)

Ricky Munoz (PhD student), Modernity and the Lifeworld: Environmental Communication and Anarchist Modes of Deliberation (Friday, 12:30–1:45, PDR 2, Third Floor)

Katie Peters (PhD student), “My Biggest Struggle with Meetings”: An Ethnography of Communicative Change in Meetings (Sunday, 9:30–10:45, Salon 3, Third Floor, Palmer House Hilton)

Lydia Reinig (PhD student), Too Close to Home: Reasoning and Reflecting on “Fields” of “Work” in Fieldwork (Thursday, 2:00–3:15, Chicago, Fifth Floor, Palmer House Hilton); Intellectual Genealogy: Documenting Invisible Colleges in the Age of Digital Communication (Thursday, 12:30–1:45, Williford C, Third Floor), and “Like Compared in the Big City”: Cultural Discourses of Emplacement in the U.S. American Rural Community (Sunday, 8:00–9:15, Salon 3, Third Floor, Palmer House Hilton)

Kristina Ruiz-Mesa (PhD student), On Duty for Diversity: Communication Professionals on the Front Lines of Institutional Diversity (Thursday, 3:30–4:45, Room 4J, Fourth Floor)

Amanda Szabo (PhD student), Scholar to Scholar: Constructing a Communicative World—15. Ritual Animations of the Economy (Saturday, 11:00–12:15, Salon C, Lower Level)

Send information about accomplishments to  Karen.Tracy@colorado.edu

Vol. 2,  Issue 2: October 1, 2014

Karen Ashcraft (Professor) received the Best Article of the Year Award from the Academy of Management Review, the #1 journal in the Business and Management categories, for her 2013 paper “The glass slipper: ‘Incorporating’ occupational identity in management studies.” Academy of Management Review, 38, 1, 6-31. She also co-facilitated the Bodø Graduate School of Business, University of Nordland’s 12th Qualitative Camp at Nyvågar, Lofoten Islands, May 26-30.

Bob Craig (Professor Emeritus) and Karen Tracy (Professor) co-edited and wrote the introduction to a special issue of theJournal of Applied Communication Research, 42(3), 229-343. The title of the special issue was “Building grounded practical theory in applied communication research.”  Bob Craig was also honored at the International Communication Association with a panel, “A Not-So-Ordinary Metadiscourse: Engaging With the Scholarship of Robert T. Craig on the Occasion of his Retirement.

Elizabeth Eger (PhD student) had an article published with alum Sarah Tracy (PhD graduate)and others: “Narrating the Backstage of Qualitative Research in Organizational Communication:  A Synthesis.” The article appeared in Management Communication Quarterly, 2014, 28(3) 422–431. Elizabeth Eger also received  the GLBT Alumni Chapter award which honors high academic achievement and remarkable contributions to the LGBTQ and allied community at CU-Boulder. In addition, she presented three papers in New York at the Work and Family Researchers Network Conference. Papers were; (1)  Situating Youth as Work-Life Stakeholders, Not as Work-Life Objects: A Comparative Ethnography of US Youth’s Work-Life Tensions and Envisioned Futures with Amy K. Way and Catherine Ashcraft; (2) Challenging Extreme Workplace Discrimination Upheld by the Gender Binary: Transpeople’s Negotiations of Work-Life Empowerment; and (3)  Male Advocates’ Perspectives on Increasing Women in IT: Considering Work-Life Tensions as Both Maintaining and Challenging Male Dominance in Technology Fields, also with Catherine Ashcraft.

Joanne Esch (PhD student) received a travel award from the Philosophy, Theory, Critique division of the International Communication Association for her paper, “A Moral Compass for a Practical Discipline: Metaethics and the Metamodel.” This paper was the second most highly ranked student paper in the division.

Larry Frey (Professor) has been competitively selected for the National Communication Association’s Teachers on Teaching series, which celebrates exemplary teachers of communication at all academic levels. He will be recognized in a special session with two other recipients, with former students speaking.

Kate Harris (recent PhD alum) received the W. Charles Redding Dissertation Award  from the Organizational Communication Division of  the International Communication Association’s at the Seattle, May meeting. Her dissertation, titled “Organizing Sexual Violence: Communicative, Intersectional Dilemmas Around Mandated Reporting” was directed by Karen Ashcraft(Professor).

John Jackson (Associate Professor)  was interviewed for Colorado Public Television-channel 12 on May 7th because of his book, Race, Racism and Science The PBS show was Studio 12, hosted by Steffan Tubbs with News Radio 850 KOA and the title of the show was “Racism in Today’s America.”

Matt Koschmann (Assistant Professor) received the article of the year award from Management Communication Quarterlyfor his 2013 Article titled the “The Communicative Constitution of Collective Identity in Interorganizational Collaboration.” He also received an Outstanding Teaching with Technology Award from ASSETT for his 2014 teaching.

Tim Kuhn (Associate Professor)  received an Outreach Grant from the University of Colorado for his co-authored proposal,Online Learning and Practice Communities: Maternal Mental Health.

Jennifer Malkowski (recent PhD graduate) had her article, Beyond Prevention: Containment Rhetoric in the Case of Bug Chasing, appear in the most recent issue of Medical Humanities.

Ricky Munoz (PhD student), is a co-editor of the book, Understanding Occupy from Wall Street to Portland. This volume was selected as the 2014 Outstanding Edited Book of the Year by the International and Intercultural Communication Division  of the National Communication Association.

Allie Rowland (recent PhD graduate) was nominated by her students for a teaching with technology award and was written up in ASSETT’s blog post.

Vanessa Schatz (lecturer and MA graduate) received an award form ASSETT for Excellence in Teaching with Technology.

Leah Sprain (Assistant Professor)  published a chapter, “Voices of organic consumption: Understanding organic consumption as political action” in J. Peeples & S. Depoe (Eds.), Voice and Environment, pp. 127-147. New York: Palgrave. 2014. She is also senior personnel on an new NSF grant that brings together scholars from engineering, computer science, environmental design, and communication to create collaborative processes that foster community resilience. This Type I grant will use Boulder’s recent flooding as a case study to develop participatory processes of model-building.

Karen Tracy (Professor) and Jess Hughes (PhD student), published an article, “Democracy-Appealing Partisanship: A Situated Ideal of Citizenship” in the Journal of Applied Communication Research, 43, 307-324. doi: 10.1080/00909882.2014.911940

Bingjuan Xiong (PhD student) has had her paper, Tell China’s Story Well? Cultural Framing and Online Contestationselected for presentation at the Honors Graduate Student Seminar sponsored by the National Communication Association’s International and Intercultural Communication Division and Sage Publications.

Jerry Zhoumin Yuan (Visiting scholar supervised by Karen Tracy) wrote a book review of Everyday Talk: Building and Reflecting Identities(2nd edition) for Discourse Studies, Vol 17 No 6. The Chinese version, co-authored with Cindy Mei Jin(visiting scholar supervised by Robert Craig), is accepted in Modern Foreign Languages.

Send information about accomplishments to  Karen.Tracy@colorado.edu

Vol. 2,  Issue 1: September 1, 2014

Karen Ashcraft (Professor) received the Best Article of the Year Award from the Academy of Management Review, the #1 journal in the Business and Management categories, for her 2013 paper “The glass slipper: ‘Incorporating’ occupational identity in management studies.”Academy of Management Review, 38, 1, 6-31. She also co-facilitated the Bodø Graduate School of Business, University of Nordland’s 12th Qualitative Camp at Nyvågar, Lofoten Islands, May 26-30.

Bob Craig (Professor Emeritus) and Karen Tracy (Professor) co-edited and wrote the introduction to a special issue of the Journal of Applied Communication Research42(3), 229-343. The title of the special issue was “Building grounded practical theory in applied communication research.”  Bob Craig was also honored at the International Communication Association with a panel, “A Not-So-Ordinary Metadiscourse: Engaging With the Scholarship of Robert T. Craig on the Occasion of his Retirement.

Elizabeth Eger (PhD student) had an article published with alum Sarah Tracy (PhD graduate)and others: “Narrating the Backstage of Qualitative Research in Organizational Communication:  A Synthesis.” The article appeared in Management Communication Quarterly, 2014, 28(3) 422–431. Elizabeth Eger also received  the GLBT Alumni Chapter award which honors high academic achievement and remarkable contributions to the LGBTQ and allied community at CU-Boulder. In addition, she presented three papers in New York at the Work and Family Researchers Network Conference. Papers were; (1)  Situating Youth as Work-Life Stakeholders, Not as Work-Life Objects: A Comparative Ethnography of US Youth’s Work-Life Tensions and Envisioned Futures with Amy K. Way and Catherine Ashcraft; (2) Challenging Extreme Workplace Discrimination Upheld by the Gender Binary: Transpeople’s Negotiations of Work-Life Empowerment; and (3)  Male Advocates’ Perspectives on Increasing Women in IT: Considering Work-Life Tensions as Both Maintaining and Challenging Male Dominance in Technology Fields, also with Catherine Ashcraft.

Joanne Esch (PhD student) received a travel award from the Philosophy, Theory, Critique division of the International Communication Association for her paper, “A Moral Compass for a Practical Discipline: Metaethics and the Metamodel.” This paper was the second most highly ranked student paper in the division.

Larry Frey (Professor) has been competitively selected for the National Communication Association’s Teachers on Teaching series, which celebrates exemplary teachers of communication at all academic levels. He will be recognized in a special session with two other recipients, with former students speaking.

Kate Harris (recent PhD alum) received the W. Charles Redding Dissertation Award  from the Organizational Communication Division of  the International Communication Association’s at the Seattle, May meeting. Her dissertation, titled “Organizing Sexual Violence: Communicative, Intersectional Dilemmas Around Mandated Reporting” was directed by Karen Ashcraft (Professor).

John Jackson (Associate Professor)  was interviewed for Colorado Public Television-channel 12 on May 7th because of his book, Race, Racism and Science The PBS show was Studio 12, hosted by Steffan Tubbs with News Radio 850 KOA and the title of the show was “Racism in Today’s America.”

Matt Koschmann (Assistant Professor) received the article of the year award fromManagement Communication Quarterly for his 2013 Article titled the “The Communicative Constitution of Collective Identity in Interorganizational Collaboration.” He also received anOutstanding Teaching with Technology Award from ASSETT for his 2014 teaching.

Tim Kuhn (Associate Professor)  received an Outreach Grant from the University of Colorado for his co-authored proposal, Online Learning and Practice Communities: Maternal Mental Health.

Jennifer Malkowski (recent PhD graduate) had her article, Beyond Prevention: Containment Rhetoric in the Case of Bug Chasing, appear in the most recent issue of Medical Humanities.

Ricky Munoz (PhD student), is a co-editor of the book, Understanding Occupy from Wall Street to Portland. This volume was selected as the 2014 Outstanding Edited Book of the Year by the International and Intercultural Communication Division  of the National Communication Association.

Allie Rowland (recent PhD graduate) was nominated by her students for a teaching with technology award and was written up in ASSETT’s blog post.

Vanessa Schatz (lecturer and MA graduate) received an award form ASSETT for Excellence in Teaching with Technology.

Leah Sprain (Assistant Professor)  published a chapter, “Voices of organic consumption: Understanding organic consumption as political action” in J. Peeples & S. Depoe (Eds.), Voice and Environment, pp. 127-147. New York: Palgrave. 2014. She is also senior personnel on an new NSF grant that brings together scholars from engineering, computer science, environmental design, and communication to create collaborative processes that foster community resilience. This Type I grant will use Boulder’s recent flooding as a case study to develop participatory processes of model-building.

Karen Tracy (Professor) and Jess Hughes (PhD student), published an article, “Democracy-Appealing Partisanship: A Situated Ideal of Citizenship” in the Journal of Applied Communication Research, 43, 307-324. doi: 10.1080/00909882.2014.911940

Bingjuan Xiong (PhD student) has had her paper, Tell China’s Story Well? Cultural Framing and Online Contestation selected for presentation at the Honors Graduate Student Seminar sponsored by the National Communication Association’s International and Intercultural Communication Division and Sage Publications.  

Jerry Zhoumin Yuan (Visiting scholar supervised by Karen Tracy) wrote a book review of Everyday Talk: Building and Reflecting Identities(2nd edition) for Discourse Studies, Vol 17 No 6. The Chinese version, co-authored with Cindy Mei Jin (visiting scholar supervised by Robert Craig), is accepted in Modern Foreign Languages.

Send information about accomplishments to  Karen.Tracy@colorado.edu