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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Communication Studies Professors Present at OCA Conference

Shawn Orr, professional instructor in Communication Studies and director of the Center for Innovation and Teaching Excellence, and Deleasa Randall-Griffiths, associate professor and director of the Online Communication Studies Program, along with Communication Studies adjunct professors Wendy Hall and Jessica Coleman, presented a panel titled Corrections Education in the 21st Century at the Ohio Communication Association's annual conference.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Deleasa Randall-Griffiths Presents an OCA with Students

Deleasa Randall-Griffiths, Associate Professor and Director of the Online Communication Studies Program, presented at the Ohio Communication Association’s annual conference with Erin Staley and Samantha Stutzman, both seniors majoring in Public Relations and Strategic Communication and Health and Risk Communication. 

The panel titled, Using Narrative Analysis to Explore the Influence of Health Humanities, featured papers by Staley and Stutzman, along with junior Camille Pollutro who was unable to attend.

Monday, May 7, 2018

The Communication Studies Department Welcomes Dr. Cory Hillman

Dr. Cory Hillman (Ph.D, Media and Communication Studies, Bowling Green State University) joins the Ashland University Communication Studies Department as an Assistant Professor in Communication Studies after spending the last six years as a faculty member at Central Michigan University. 

His research addresses how the commercialization of sports is impacting the relationship between fans and sports, the daily fantasy sports industry and its impact on sporting culture, as well as sports video games. His work has appeared in the Communication and Sport Journal, various edited sports anthologies, and his book American Sports in an Age of Consumption: How Commercialization Has Changed the Game was published in 2016. 

Dr. Hillman played baseball for four years at Saginaw Valley State University, and worked as a writer for the Los Angeles Dodgers, as well as training camp security for the Detroit Lions. 

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Dr. Randall-Griffiths and students Hannah Stryker and Maggie Andrews attend conference

Dr. Deleasa Randall-Griffiths, associate professor and director of the Online Communication Studies Program in the Department of Communication Studies, participated in a panel titled "'What Makes Us Different?': Sustaining Relevance in Progressive Communication Programs" at the Central States Communication Association Convention in Milwaukee. The panel was voted Top Panel for the Undergraduate Education and Administration Section.

At the conference, Hannah Stryker and Maggie Andrews, two undergraduate students from the Department of Communication Studies, presented a paper titled "Patient-Centered Communication: A Catalyst for Disclosure" as part of the Undergraduate Honors Research Conference. 

Stryker, Andrews and Dr. Deleasa Randall-Griffiths also attended the undergraduate honors awards luncheon on Saturday. 

(l-r) Dr. Deleasa Randall-Griffiths, Maggie Andrews and Hannah Stryker.

A co-presenter, Hannah and Maggie before their presentation.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Communication Students to Present at URCA

The Communication Studies Department wishes the following department majors the best of luck as they present their scholarly works at the 2018 CAS Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Symposium.

Jacob Smith, Sport Communication & Digital Media Production major
Seth Ansell, Health & Risk Communication
Topic: Media and Ethical Communication During Crisis in the United States
The students’ study examines mass media coverage of natural disasters in the United States, using Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Sandy as content analyses.

Hannah Stryker, Biology
Maggie Andrews, Public Relations & Strategic Communication, English, & Creative Writing
Topic: Patient-Centered Communication: A Catalyst for Disclosure
The students’ study investigates the link between patient-centered communication and disclosure patterns.