Jan Lauren Boyles, associate professor and director of graduate education in the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, has been named faculty fellow in the office of the senior vice president and provost for a two-year term.
Greenlee Assistant Profesor Andy J. King was awarded a $396,908 grant from the National Institutes of Health National Cancer Institute (NCI) to study communication related to colon cancer screening (CRCS). King will lead a team of researchers from Iowa State, Cornell University and New York University to monitor and evaluate public information and communication disparities about CRCS.
At the start of the coronavirus pandemic a year ago, Dara Wald, assistant professor of environmental communication in the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, had no idea how relevant her course Risk Perceptions and Communication (JLMC 560) would be for the graduate students in her class then and now.
As public health agencies ramp up efforts to educate people about the COVID-19 vaccines, narratives can be a powerful tool. In a paper published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, ISU’s Michael Dahlstrom examined how narratives or storytelling can help counter misinformation and provide a connection between science and the human experience.
Graduate students learned how media products can be used to tell stories, share news and unite people for a greater cause around food systems in a course taught by Laura Witzling, assistant professor in the Greenlee School.
Associate Professor Novotny Lawrence will present the Fall 2020 Dean’s Lecture on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 6 p.m. online. The lecture, “White Mansions, Black Bodies: Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’ and the New Age Slave Plantation,” will discuss the horror thriller, demonstrating the ways in which the director employs traditional filmmaking storytelling tropes to examine contemporary racial politics.
Jay Newell, Greenlee professor and associate director, is the 2020 recipient of the Greenlee School’s Allen Essman Faculty Fellowship recognizing excellence in advertising and/or public relations education. It was made possible by Iowa State alumna Denise Essman (’73 marketing) in memory of her late husband, Allen K. Essman, an alumnus, distinguished advertising professional and former instructor.
Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication faculty and graduate students will serve on panels and moderate sessions at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Aug. 5-9.
Greenlee professor Daniela Dimitrova has been named the editor of Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). The publication is the flagship journal of the association and is considered a leader in scholarship for the field.