Seven COMM Faculty and Grad. Students Present at NCA

Seven COMM Faculty and Grad. Students Present at NCA

Congratulations to the following who presented at the National Communication Association convention in Salt Lake City:

  • Gretchen Bergquist, paper: "Family Socialization and Perceptions of Mental Health"
  • Gretchen Bergquist, paper: "Exploring the content and influence of parental memorable messages about depression on the relationships of young adults diagnosed with clinical depression"
  • Gretchen Bergquist, panel chair: "Managing Identities and Impressions Within and Outside Family Boundaries"
  • Mariam Betlemidze, panel presenter: "Playing with Effective Communication Practices: Female Faculty and Their Experiences of Bullying in the Classroom"
  • Luis Esparza: "The Right to Exist: A De-Colonial Analysis of Media Representations of Marginalized Sexual Identities" (accepted but not presented)
  • Brian Heisterkamp, panel presenter: "Mindfulness Matters: A Collaboratory Dialogue"
  • Donna Gotch, panel presenter: "Communication at Play in Teacher-Student Relationships"
  • Julie Taylor, panel co-chair: "Research Sexpectations: Conducting Field Research on a Sensitive Topic in a Nuanced World"
  • Jessica Vierra, paper: "Who Says Teachers Can't Be Funny? An Analysis of the Success of Humor in the Classroom"
  • Jessica Vierra, panel presenter: "Communication at Play in Teacher-Student Relationships"


The National Communication Association advances Communication as the discipline that studies all forms, modes, media, and consequences of communication through humanistic, social scientific, and aesthetic inquiry.