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Communication Faculty and Graduate Students to Present at National Conference

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Drury Communications Dept 19This November, communication faculty and graduate students will present peer-selected research at the 100th annual National Communication Association (NCA) convention in Chicago. Dr. Cristina Gilstrap will present a co-authored paper examining the uncertainties experienced by parents of premature babies in neonatal intensive care units. Drs. Curt and Cristina Gilstrap will present a co-authored paper with graduate students examining nonprofit leaders’ construction of effective crisis leadership.

  •  Dr. Cristina Gilstrap, associate professor of communication: “A Weird Purgatory You Get Stuck In: Parental Uncertainty Management in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit” (Health Communication Division)
  • Dr. Curt Gilstrap, director of graduate studies, Dr. Cristina Gilstrap, associate professor of communication, Nigel Holderby, M.A. ‘14, Katrina Valera, graduate student, Megan West, M.A. ‘14: “Communication and Crisis Leadership: How Nonprofit Leaders Understand Effectiveness in Response to Organizational Crises” (Applied Communication Division)

For more information about the conference visit:

http://www.natcom.org/convention/

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