12th Annual New Jersey Communication Association Conference
March 22, 2008
The 12th Annual New Jersey Communication Association Conference will be held at Marymount Manhattan College on March 22, 2008.
The New Jersey Communication is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the open exchange of ideas, information and research about communication.
The 12th Annual NJCA Conference will address “Collaboration and Its Offspring.” Communication Arts Department at Marymount Manhattan College will host the event, which will feature keynote speaker and communication scholar Dawn Braithwaite. It will also include presentations of papers on issues relating to collaboration, such as teamwork, networking, the democratic process and the perpetuation of stereotypes. The conference provides teachers, scholars, students, administrators, and communication professionals a forum to exchange ideas, information, and research.
Keynote speaker Dawn O. Braithwaite, Ph.D., is a Willa Cather Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Communication Studies Department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is Second Vice President for the National Communication Association. Her research focuses on how people in personal and family relationships communicate and negotiate family transitions and challenges. She studies family rituals and communicating social support for stepfamilies, voluntary kin, and people with disabilities.
Braithwaite has served as Research Board Director for the National Communication Association and currently is a member of the Board of Directors of the Consortium of Social Science Associations in Washington DC. She is the author of 70 articles in journals such as Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Journal of Applied Communication Research, Health Communication, and Communication Studies, and chapters in scholarly books. She authored two volumes with Leslie Baxter: Engaging Theories in Interpersonal Communication and Engaging Theories in Family Communication. She also authored Handbook of Communication and People with Disabilities: Research and Application with Teresa Thompson and Case Studies in Interpersonal Communication with Julia T. Wood.
She was awarded the National Communication Association’s Brommel Award for Outstanding Scholarship and Service in Family Communication in 2006 and the UNL College of Arts & Sciences Award for Outstanding Research and Creative Achievement in the Social Sciences in 2002.
Anastacia Kurylo, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Communication Arts Department at Marymount Manhattan College, has coordinated the event. Kurylo is also Vice President of the New Jersey Communication Association. The New Jersey Communication is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the open exchange of ideas, information and research about communication.
For more information, click here to visit the NJCA Web site.