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Advisory Board

The Advisory Board


is the Chair of the department and Charles Sapp Centennial Professor in Communication at the University of Texas at Austin. His research interests include the theories of Kenneth Burke, epistemology, rhetoric, and the rhetoric of popular culture. Brummett has published the textbooks Techniques of Close Reading and Rhetoric in Popular Culture (4th edition). He is the author of A Rhetoric of Style, Rhetorical Dimensions of Popular Culture, Contemporary Apocalyptic Rhetoric, and Rhetorical Homologies among others. Some of the books he has edited include The Politics of Style and the Style of Politics, Sports and Identity, and Clockwork Rhetoric: The Language and Style of Steampunk.




is Professor of Organizational Communication in the Brian Lamb School of Communication and also the Chair & Director of the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence at Purdue University. Her research focuses on the intersections of career, leadership, gender, and resilience. She has authored more than 160 articles and chapters; and her published work appears in the journals – Human Relations, Communication Monographs, and Human Communication Research. In addition, she is the editor of three books: Distinctive Qualities in Communication (2010, with Donal Carbaugh), Gender in Applied Communication Contexts (2004, with Helen Sterk and Lynn Turner), and Rethinking Organizational and Managerial Communication from Feminist Perspectives (2000).



is Evjue-Bascom Professor Emerita in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has both written and co-edited a number of books, including Scientists and Journalists and Communicating Uncertainty as well as many book chapters and articles. Dunwoody has served as a Fulbright Distinguished Lecturer in Brazil, as a visiting journalism fellow at Deakin University in Australia, as Bonnier Guest Professor at Stockholm University and as Visiting Professor at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. She is a Fellow of the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research and of the Society for Risk Analysis, and is past president of the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research and of AEJMC.




is Emeritus Professor in psychology and communication at the University of Queensland. She is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, the International Communication Association, the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, and the International Academy of Intercultural Relations, and past president of the International Association of Language and the Social Psychology, and Society of Australasian Social Psychologists. Her research encompasses intergroup communication in health, intercultural, and organizational contexts, including the impact of communication on quality of patient care. She is particularly interested in the role of communication accommodation through language and nonverbal behavior in interactions between health providers and patients, as well as among different groups of health providers.




is a Professor of Communication at the University of Arizona. His research interests focus on intergroup communication, particularly in the intergenerational area. His recent publications have appeared in Human Communication Research, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, and Communication Research. He is author of Understanding Communication and Aging and co-editor of The Dynamics of Intergroup Communication. In addition, he is book review editor for the Journal of Language and Social Psychology.




is a Professor and Immediate Past Chair in the Department of Communication at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her current research interests include negotiation and organizational conflict, discourse analysis in organizations, and gender and organizational communication. She is the co-editor of ten books, including The Sage Handbook of Organizational Communication, and the author or co-author of over 150 journal articles and book chapters. She is a Past President of the International Communication Association and the International Association for Conflict Management. In addition, she is a recipient of the Charles H. Woolbert Research Award for innovative research in communication and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Association for Conflict Management.




is Professor of Media Governance, Media Organization, and Media Industries at the University of Vienna. Her work draws upon political philosophy and social theory to investigate the ways in which empowerment and disempowerment of citizens become inherent elements in public policy addressing communication (either as technology or process) and expression (whether political, cultural, or other). She has authored, co-authored, or co-edited seven books and over 60 articles and chapters on media governance and regulation. She is the founding co-editor of the International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics, served as Chair of the Communication Law and Policy Section of the ECREA for six years, and is currently Vice Chair of the Communication Law and Policy Division of the International Communication Association. She is also a re-elected member of the Executive Board of ECREA and a member of the international council of IAMCR.




is Chair Professor and Head of the Department of Media and Communication at the City University of Hong Kong, UNESCO Chair in Communication for Sustainable Social Change, Editor-in-Chief of Telematics and Informatics: An Interdisciplinary Journal on the Social Impacts of New Technologies, and Editor of the Southbound Book Series Communication for Development and Social Change, the Lexington Book Series Communication, Globalization and Cultural Identity, and the Springer Book Series Communication, Culture and Change in Asia. His academic interests cover such topics as international and development communication, ICT and media policies, intercultural communication and language, and participation and social change. He is known for his ‘multiplicity paradigm’ in Communication for Development. One World, Multiple Cultures . His most recent book is Technological Determinism and Social Change.




is a distinguished professor in the College of Communications at Penn State University. He is the founder of the Media Effects Research Laboratory, and was among the first to publish refereed research on the psychological effects of internet-based media. His research is supported by the National Science Foundation and has appeared in leading journals, such as the Journal of Communication, Communication Research, Human Communication Research, Media Psychology and Human Computer Interaction. He has served on the editorial boards of 18 journals and is currently editor-in-chief of the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication. He was elected chair of the Communication & Technology Division and vice president of the International Communication Association, 2008-2010.




is University Distinguished Professor of Media, Youth, and Society at the University of Amsterdam, and the Founder of CcaM, the Center for Research on children, adolescents, and Media. Her research interests include the cognitive, emotional, and social effects of media and technologies on children and adolescents. She is particularly interested in how children and adolescents differ in their susceptibility to media effects.