Professional Studies and Fine Arts

Professional Studies and Fine Arts

International Communication Association Annual Conference

International Communication Association Annual Conference

June 5, 2017

Over Memorial Day weekend, the School of Journalism and Media Studies co-hosted a reception with the School of Communication for alumni and friends visiting San Diego for the annual conference of the International Communication Association, a professional association for scholars interested in the study, teaching and application of all aspects of human and mediated communication.

Atop the patio of Half Door Brewing Company in downtown San Diego, SJMS kicked off a semester-long celebration of Dr. David Dozier’s final semester of teaching, in his 37th year at SDSU. Dr. Bey-Ling Sha announced that the School is planning to rename a research fund in Dr. Dozier’s honor to support research activities of SJMS graduate students in public relations.

In addition to enjoying the reception, SJMS faculty and alumni made numerous research presentations at the 4-day conference, including work by Dr. Valerie Barker, Stewart Coles (MCMS, ‘12), Dr. David Dozier, Dr. Bill Eadie, Dr. Yang Feng, visiting scholar Yusuke Ibuki, Dr. Nicole Lee (PR ,‘10, MCMS, ‘13), Dr. Barbara Mueller, Dr. Nate Rodriguez, Dr. Arthur Santana and Dr. Amy Schmitz Weiss.

JMS Alumni

Dan Lane, alumni Stewart Coles and Nicole Lee.


Dr. Dozier and Dr. Sha. Dr. Dozier was presented with a book filled with well wishes and fond memories that was passed around during the convention.

The content within this article has been edited by Lizbeth Persons.

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