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2010-11 Faculty Achievements

Over the past academic year, Communication Studies faculty members accomplished numerous noteworthy achievements of interest to both internal and external audiences of the University.

Research

Jennifer Edwards

McDonald, M., Thetford, K., Schueneman, N., Daleiden, J., Miller, C. & Edwards, J. T. (2011) College Students' Perceptions of Fitness and Body Type in Interpersonal Relationships. Undergraduate Research Journal for the Human Sciences. 10. http://www.kon.org/urc/urc_research_journal10.html

Edwards, J. T. & Edwards, A. C. (2011, Spring - Accepted for Publication). The effectiveness of a digital dirt training workshop on millennial individuals. Online Journal for Workforce Education and Development

Edwards, J. T. & Baker, C. T. (2010, December). A Case Study: Google Collaboration Applications as Online Course Teaching Tools. Journal of Online Learning and Teaching. 6(4), 828-838. Retrieved from http://jolt.merlot.org/vol6no4/edwards_1210.pdf

Edwards, J. T. (2010, August). Reaching millennial students: Strategies for using twitter in high school and college communication classrooms. Texas Speech Communication Journal Online. http://www.etsca.com/tscjonline/0810-twitter/

Encyclopedia Articles:

Edwards, J. (2012). Women’s Magazines: Lifestyle/Health. In M. Kosut & J. G. Golson (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Gender and Media. Newbury Park, CA: SAGE Publications.

Edwards, J. (2011). College students communities. In G. A. Barnett & J. G. Golson (Eds.), Encyclopedia  of Social Networking. Newbury Park, CA: SAGE Publications.

Edwards, J. (2011). Newsletters. In G. A. Barnett & J. G. Golson (Eds.), Encyclopedia  of Social Networking. Newbury Park, CA: SAGE Publications.

Edwards, J. (2011). Sororities. In G. A. Barnett & J. G. Golson (Eds.), Encyclopedia  of Social Networking. Newbury Park, CA: SAGE Publications.

Invited Presentations:

Edwards, J. T. (2011, June). Millennials and Beyond: Student and Faculty Voices. American Libraries Association/Association of College and Research Libraries Conference. New Orleans, LA.

National Presentations:

Edwards, J. T. (2011, April). Reaching Millennial Students: Strategies for Using Twitter in High School and College Communication Classrooms. In Pedagogies and the Profession: New Media and Online Strategies and Methods. The 2011 Joint Conference of the National Popular Culture & American Culture Association and the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture & American Culture Association.  Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association. San Antonio, TX

Edwards, J. T. (2010, November). The Effectiveness of a Digital Dirt Training Session on Millennial Individuals’ Disclosure on Social Networking Websites (Top Paper Session). National Communication Association Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Edwards, J. T. (2010, November). Google Documents in Action: An Interactive Training and Development Activity for Companies and Organizations. Innovative Techniques for Training Professionals, National Communication Association Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Edwards, J. T. (2010, November). The 'After the Degree, Now What?' Conference: A Student-Driven Service Learning Experience for the Greater Campus Community. National Communication Association Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Edwards, J. T. (2010, June). Google Documents as a Collaborative Research Tool, Council on Undergraduate Research Conference, Ogden, UT

Regional Presentations:

Edwards, J. T. (2011, March). Panel Presentation - Why can’t everyone just speak English?” exposing place-bound students to cultural diversity. Southern States Communication Association Conference, Little Rock, AR.

Edwards, J. T. (2011, March). Social Networking Websites and Digital Dirt: The Effectiveness of an Online Disclosure/Digital Dirt Workshop for Millennial Pre-Service Teacher. Southern States Communication Association Conference, Little Rock, AR.

Edwards, J. T. (2011, March). Top Papers in Mass Communication - Engaging Customers Through Twitter: A Case Study of Three National Retail Chains. Southern States Communication Association Conference, Little Rock, AR.

State Presentations:

Edwards, J. T. (2011, April). Incorporating Google Docs in Distance Learning Courses. Texas Distance Learning Association, San Antonio, TX.

Edwards, J. T. (2010, October). Google Applications: How These Free Products Can Benefit You and Your Department. Presented at Texas Association of College and University Student Personnel Administrators, Fall Conference, Fort Worth, TX.

Tracey Holley

“But why do I have to take this class?  I’ll never use it!”  Presented at the 8th Annual Excellence in Teaching Conference, Tarleton State University

Cristi Horton

National Presentations

ISSRM-International Symposium on Society and Resource Management “Residential Development and the Yellowstone River:  Implications for Biodiversity Conservation Efforts” summer 2010

NCA

    1.  “Cultural Inventory in Park County, Montana:  A Case Study of Public Participation” Fall 2010

  1.  
    1. with Dr. Jennifer Edwards-After the Degree, Now What?-A Student-Driven Service Learning Experience for the Greater Campus Community
    1. Building Sustainable Bridges Through Interdisciplinary Research:  Agrarian Studies and Communication Studies—“Agrarianism and Agriculturalists of the Yellowstone River”
  2. Gay Wakefield

    Co-editor (with Phil Backlund) of A Communication Assessment Primer (Washington, D. C.:  National Communication Association, 2010).

    Co-author (with Rebecca Wolfe) of the “Assessment and Planning” chapter in A Communication Assessment Primer (Washington, D. C.:  National Communication Association, 2010).

Honors

Cristi Horton awarded the 2011 Tom Slick Graduate Research Fellowship Award.

Jennifer Edwards awarded the Barry B. Thompson Award for University Service.

Jennifer Edwards, Society for New Communications Research Fellowship (2011-2013). Society for New Communications Research

Dan Malone Exhibit of UT-Austin Alumni who have won Pulitzer Prizes.

Dan Malone Open Doors Award, Society of Professional Journalists, Spring 2010

Service

Jennifer Edwards, Vice-President of Education and Professional Development: 2010 - Present (Texas Association of College and University Student Personnel Administrators)

Jennifer Edwards, Social Sciences Councilor (2011-2013): Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Gay Wakefield, Co-editor of the Communication Assessment Division of the National Communication Association

Gay Wakefield, Member of the Board of Directors for Children’s Charities of Fort Worth

Gay Wakefield supervised TSU students providing public relations and event services to more than two dozen area organizations

Gay Wakefield, Chair of Academic Assessment Committee