Posted By Jennifer Le, ICA Manager of Conference Services,
Monday, November 21, 2016
Patricia Moy (U of Washington) was elected President-Elect Select by the members of the International Communication Association in the 2016 ICA election. Upon election, Moy automatically became a nonvoting (until inducted as President-Elect) member of the association's Executive Committee. She will serve as Program Chair for the 2018 ICA conference in Prague, Czech Republic, at the conclusion of which she will become President of ICA.
Patricia is the Christy Cressey Professor of Communication and Associate Vice Provost for Academic and Student Affairs at the U of Washington. No stranger to ICA, she became a student member while a graduate student at U of Wisconsin. Since then, she has chaired the Political Communication division and numerous award committees. She is also presently finishing up a 2-year term as president of the World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR).
In other association-wide elections, Sister Agnes Lucy Lando (Daystar U), who also served as the organizer of ICA's recent regional conference in Nairobi, was elected as Board Member-At-Large and Julie Escurignan (U of Roehampton) was elected as Student Board Member. Both will serve a 2-year term and will start their positions at the conclusion of the ICA San Diego conference in 2017.
Two association-wide ICA bylaws changes were approved. Twenty-nine new officers were elected across 21 Divisions and Interest Groups. Four division/IG-level bylaws changes were approved and one division dues amount was increased. Results of the division/interest group elections are listed below:
Nancy Jennings (U of Cincinnati): Vice Chair for the Children, Adolescents, and the Media Division
Lars Lundgren (Sodertorn U): Secretary for the Communication History Division
Sudeshna Roy (Stephen F Austin State U): Vice Chair for the Ethnicity and Race in Communication Division
Ingrid Bachmann (Catholic U of Chile): Vice Chair of the Feminist Scholarship Division
Melinda Sebastian (Drexel U): Secretary-Historian of the Feminist Scholarship Division
Johannes Breuer (U of Cologne): Vice Chair of the Game Studies Division
Radhika Gajjala (Bowling Green State U): Vice Chair of the Global Communication and Social Change Division
Narine Yegiyan (U of California, Davis): Vice Chair of the Information Systems Division
Marjorie M. Buckner (Texas Tech U): Secretary of the Instructional and Developmental Communication Division
Soumia Bardhan (Kansas State U): Vice Chair of the Intercultural Communication Division
Juana Du (Royal Roads U): Secretary of the Intercultural Communication Division
Amanda Holmstrom (Michigan State U): Vice Chair of the Interpersonal Communication Division
Nina Springer (LMU Munich): Secretary of the Journalism Studies Division
Natacha Yazbeck (U of Pennsylvania): Student and Early Career Representative of the Journalism Studies Division
David Boromisza-Habashi (U of Colorado-Boulder): Vice Chair of the Language and Social Interaction Division
Jonathan Cohen (U of Haifa): Vice Chair of the Mass Communication Division
Alanna Peebles (U of Wisconsin-Madison): Student and Early Career Representative of the Mass Communication Division
Rebecca Gill (Massey U): Secretary of the Organizational Communication Division
Jayson Harsin (American U of Paris): Vice Chair of the Philosophy, Theory, and Critique Division
Ido Ramati (Hebrew U of Jerusalem): Student and Early Career Representative of the Philosophy, Theory, and Critique Division
Weiyu (Ivy) Zhang (National U of Singapore): Secretary of the Popular Communication Division
Flora Hung-Baesecke (Massey U): Vice Chair of the Public Relations Division
Phuong Hoan Le (Erasmus U Rotterdam): Student and Early Career Representative of the Public Relations Division
Jelle Mast (Vrije U Brussel): Vice Chair of the Visual Communication Studies Division
Jessica Gasiorek (U of Hawai'i): Vice Chair of the Intergroup Communication Interest Group
Yulia Strekalova (U of Florida): Secretary of the Intergroup Communication Interest Group
Marko Dragojevic (U of Kentucky): Student and Early Career Representative of the Intergroup Communication Interest Group
Lukasz Szulc (U of Antwerp): Early Career Representative for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Studies Interest Group
Rich Ling (Nanyang Technological U): Vice Chair of Mobile Communication Interest Group
The Communication and Technology Division, Game Studies Division, Mobile Communication Interest Group, and Public Relations Division approved new bylaws language and adoptions.
The Game Studies Division approved a dues increase.