Grad Students Play Prominent Role at 2015 ICA Conference

November 5, 2015

Fifteen School of Communication graduate students played a prominent role at the 2015 ICA Conference of the International Communication Association this May in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  Students first-authored 21 papers and posters, and participated as co-authors on 13 more. 

Highlights include a Top Paper award in Intergroup Communication for a first-authored paper by Katherine Dale, Understanding Narrative Persuasion: Exploring the Effects of Perceived Intended Audience and Outgroup Evaluation on Attitudes (with Associate Professor Osei Appiah) and a Top Four Paper Award in Game Studies for a paper second-authored by Wai Yen Tang, Women's Experiences with Harassment in Online Video Games: Rumination, Organizational Responsiveness, Withdrawal, and Coping Strategies (with Assistant Professor Jesse Fox).

PhD student Kelly Dillon also presented her dissertation proposal at the ICA Communication and Technology Doctoral Consortium, and Dr. Jesse Fox, assistant professor with the School of Communication, served as a faculty mentor for the consortium.