"Department of Communication" Archive

Faculty and staff books: September and October 2021

Congratulations to Wake Forest University faculty and staff from the Reynolda Campus who reported publishing books in September and October 2021:

Mary Dalton elected to University Film and Video Foundation Advisory Council

Mary M. Dalton, professor of communication, has been elected to the Advisory Council of the University Film and Video Foundation (UFVF). Headshot of Mary B. Dalton, Wake Forest University professor of communication UFVF is a nonprofit affiliated with the University Film and Video Association. It engages in and promotes worldwide education, research, innovation and charitable activities in the arts and sciences of moving images and other media.

The UFVF Advisory Council is a group of education and industry leaders who work to shape the future of the Foundation and advance UFVF initiatives.

Mary has been a member of UFVA since 1996 and participates in the organization’s annual conference presenting papers, screening films, and workshopping screenplays; Mary won the UFVA Teaching Award in 2013. She has previously served on the UFVA Board of Directors and in the office of Secretary, and she is currently co-chair of the UFVA History and Theory Caucus.

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Rowena Kirby-Straker receives research grant from the Natural Hazards Center

Rowena “Rowie” Kirby-Straker, assistant teaching professor of communication, has received a Weather Ready Research Quick Response grant from the Natural Hazards Center. Photo of Wake Forest faculty member Rowena "Rowie" Kirby-Straker sitting at an outdoor table with a cup of coffeeHer proposal, “Extending Disaster Stories to Save Lives: Investigating the Staying Power and Influence of Narratives on Disaster Preparedness in Three North Carolina Counties,” is one of nine submissions to be funded by a 2021 Quick Response grant. The program was established to advance understanding about ways to effectively prepare for and communicate extreme weather, water and climate events.

Kirby-Straker’s research interests include science communication and environmental risk communication, as well as public speaking, listening and peer consulting in oral communication.

The Natural Hazards Center is the National Science Foundation’s designated information clearinghouse for the societal dimensions of hazards and disasters.

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Proposals funded: Brunsting, Benfer, Giles, Kim-Shapiro

Congratulations to Nelson Brunsting, director of global research and assessment for global affairs and programs, whose proposal entitled “Investigating Linkages between International Students’ English Language Proficiency, Social-Contextual Outcomes, and Well-Being at U.S. Universities” has been funded by the International English Language Testing System.

Congratulations to Emily Benfer, visiting professor of law, whose proposal entitled “Analysis of COVID-19 Eviction and Rental Housing Policy” has been funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts.

Congratulations to Steven Giles, department chair and associate professor of communication, whose proposal entitled “A Coordinated Parent/Child Dyad Weight Loss Intervention: Dyad Plus” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and by (subaward/subcontract from) WFU Health Sciences.

Congratulations to Daniel Kim-Shapiro, department chair and professor of physics, whose proposal entitled “OMICS, Mice and Men. Development of Precision Transfusion Medicine” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and by (subaward/subcontract from) the University of Pittsburgh.

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Faculty books: June and July 2020

Dalton, Mary M., & Linda R. Linder. (Communication). Teacher TV: Seventy Years of Teachers on Television, 2nd ed. Peter Lang. 2020.

Koscak, Stephanie E. (History). Monarchy, Print Culture, and Reverence in Early Modern England: Picturing Royal Subjects (Routledge Studies in Eighteenth-Century Cultures and Societies). Routledge. 2020.

Morosini, Roberta. (Spanish & Italian). Il mare salato. Il Mediterraneo di Dante, Petrarca e Boccaccio. Viella. 2020.

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