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NCA Doctoral Honors Seminar

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The USF Department of Communication is honored to have been selected as the host for the 2019 NCA Doctoral Honors Seminar (DHS), July 21-24, 2019.

The theme of the 2019 DHS will be "Communication, Engagement, and Social Justice."

DHS brings together promising doctoral students and distinguished faculty members from across the discipline and around the nation to discuss current topics in Communication. Approximately 30 doctoral students are chosen to participate based on submitted papers and recommendations from their advisors. Selected students will receive a travel voucher to put toward their travel to the DHS; all accommodations and other expenses are also provided. The seminars are held annually at a selected host institution. 

Faculty Leaders

Communication Studies

Erin Donovan, University of Texas
James Olufowote, University of Oklahoma
Heather Zoller, University of Cincinnati


Media and Society

Rachel Griffin, University of Utah
Jan Van den Bulck, University of Michigan
Matt McAllister, The Pennsylvania State University


Rhetoric and/or Performance Studies

Belinda Stillion Southard, University of Georgia
Tracy Stephenson Shaffer, Louisiana State University
Mark McPhail, Indiana University-Northeast