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SESSION Title & Presenters
Chair: Joe Cornelius, Queens University of Charlotte
Bethany Barnes - Utilizing Kohlberg's dilemmas to examine the relationship between ethics and communication
Richard K Olsen, David E Weber - More than Mentoring - Modeling the major as enculturation strategy
Alisa Agozzino - Gaining a Grasp of Twitter: Collecting Information to Contrast Best Practices
Jason Munsell - Teaching a Rhetoric of Tourism Course in the Carolinas
Katherine Fleck - A New Approach to Blogging: Using LinkedIN to Engage Student Learning

Beyond Basic: Accelerating learning in the Basic Course
Chair: Jessica D. McCall, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Alex J. Patti and Charles Brewer-Alumni Graduate Teaching Assistants, UNCG, Chess Clock Debates
Amber Holland, UNCG, Patriotism Vs. Ethnocentrism
Bruce Case, UNCG, Lyrics as Rhetoric
Maggie Bozovich, UNCG, Understanding Group Roles through Mulan

Accelerating Student Understanding of Identity and Perception
Chair: Jessica D. McCall, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
GIFTS 3 Corey Bussiere, UNCG, What's Their Story
Charlene Pell, UNCG, Seashells: Unique and Similar, Just Like Us
Cara Nance, UNCG, Mirror Image
Christopher Jordan, UNCG, It’s time to Identi “fly” yourself

Enhancing Oral Communication Outcomes in Public Speaking
Chair: Debbie Kilby Baker, UNC Charlotte
Veronica Shoemaker, UNC Charlotte, Start Your Semester with a POV Pop!
Megan Hess, Multidimensional Approach for Public Speaking Anxiety Tool
Amanda Carter, UNC Charlotte, Rapid Rotation Impromptu Speaking Practice for Students
Debra Tobin, UNC Charlotte, Media Mindfulness: Engaging Media-Oriented Students in Monroe’s Motivated
Debbie Kilby Baker, UNC Charlotte, It’s Getting Hot in Here! Percolating the Lackluster Lecture
Student Run Agencies and Their Role in Accelerating Students Careers in Communication
Bill Bolduc, UNC Wilmington
Lee Bush, Elon University
PANEL 1 Jeanne Persuit, UNC Wilmington
Jeff Ranta,Coastal Carolina University
Harold Vincent, Elon University

1 in 8: Communicating Infertility
Nathan Pope, UNCC
Madeleine Michalik, UNCC
Samantha Maine, UNCC
Margaret M. Quinlan, UNCC
Bethany Johnson, UNCC
Accelerating Student Success in Broadcasting
Chair: Melody Lehn, University of the South
Panelists from SCETV:
Don Godish, Senior Director of Content, Digital Strategies, Regional Operations, and National Programming
Holly Bounds-Jackson, Director of Operations at ETV Lowcountry
PANEL 3 Kaitlyn Cannon, Multimedia Specialist/Producer at ETV Carolinas
William I. Richardson, ETV Upstate Regional Manager
University/College Faculty Panelists:
Caroline E. Sawyer, University of South Carolina - Beaufort
Shahram Mazhari, York Technical College
Ray Merlock, USC Upstate

Paying It Forward: Using your Alumni to Accelerate your program
Alisa Agozzino, Ohio Northern University
Joe Clarkson, Taylor Strategy, Charlotte, NC
PANEL 4 Candace Kaiser, Firestorm Content Marketing Manager and Disaster Due Diligence Asst. Editor, Charleston, SC
Blake Lundy, Advantage Solutions, Charlotte, NC
Jennifer Kmic, Taylor Strategy, Charlotte, NC
Kathie Fleck, Ohio Northern University
Combatting Technoference: Using Emotional Intelligence to Stop the Noise
PANEL 5 Brittany Hochstaetter, Wake Technical Community College
Lori Dees, Wake Technical Community College

Crisis Risk and Reputation Management: How Today's Environment Accelerates Communication
Candace Kaiser, Firestorm Solutions, Roswell, GA
Alisa Agozzino, Ohio Northern University
PANEL 6 Joe Clarkson, Taylor Strategy, Charlotte, NC
Blake Lundy, Advantage Solutions, Charlotte, NC
Jennifer Kmic, Taylor Strategy, Charlotte, NC
Kathie Fleck, Ohio Northern University
Vibranium Velocity: Accelerating a Redefined Perception of Black Culture
Chair: Lionnell Smith, Voorhees College (Denmark, SC)
PANEL 7 Lionnell Smith, Voorhees College (Denmark, SC)
Patrick Bennett, Midlands Technical College (Columbia, SC)
Jennifer Heusel, Coker College (Hartsville, SC)
Jayme Bradford Kinard, Voorhees College (Denmark, SC)

Accelerated Messaging: Quick Hit Messaging and the Six Second Spot
Jamie Litty, UNC-Pembroke
George Harrison, UNC-Pembroke
Emilia Bak, UNC-Pembroke
Sandy Henry, Drake University

Organizing for Social Change
Chair: Stephanie Norander, UNCC
PAPERS 1 Vanessa De Jesus Cesar Bezerra Alonso, UNCC, EmpowHERment: Building Leadership Skills in Female Students
Jordyn Biffle, UNCC, Organizing for Criminal Justice Reform
Kayla Carney, UNCC, Creating Strategies for Change through Animal Rights’ Organizations
Maddy Michalik, UNCC, Moms Demand Action: Organizing for Social Change
Competitive Papers in Social Media
Chair: Kim Weller, Queens University of Charlotte
Alisa Agozzino, Ohio Northern University, Loading the bases: A content analysis of MLB's franchised teams
Twitter pages...
Bryan Rufener, Wake Technical Community College, "The Rise of Social Media in the Classroom: Using Micro
PAPERS 2 Blogging as a Pedagogical Tool in an Undergraduate Social Science Course
Heather Stegnar, University of North Carolina, Charlotte #MeToo: Finding Company in the Darkness
Melinda Johnston, Queens University of Charlotte, Can Social Media Promote Kindness
Patrick Gentile, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, Communicating Emotion: An analysis of United We
Dream's Rhetorical Tactics on Social Media
Competitive Papers in Health Communication
Chair: Zachary White, Queens University of Charlotte
June Furr, Clemson University, Beyond the Next Room: Slaying Oppression with Vulnerability
Erin D Basinger, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, Stress, Unit Relationships, and Mental Health among
Army soldiers
Emily Turner, Bob Jones University, Dementia Communication/ When Communication is Erased: A Qualitative
Study of the Effects of Dementia on Communication
Taylor L. Williams, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, Imagining an Ethical Communication Culture among
Individuals with non-traditional abilities
Cecily Rouse Timmons, Clemson University, Towards a Model for the Identification of Cultural Values in Health
Communications: Discourses of Food and Health in the Appalachians

Accelerate and Hold On!: A Journey through NASCAR
Chair: Kellie W. Roberts, University of Florida
Jean L. DeHart, Appalachian State University, Music and NASCAR: An Exploration of Communication in Songs
Related to Racing
PAPERS 4 Sam Bass, NASCAR’s First Officially Licensed Artist, Art and NASCAR: Reflections about Cars, Covers and More
Thomas Mueller, Appalachian State University, Research and NASCAR: New Ways of Visualizing Communication
in Social Media Influencer
Jason Edward Black, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, Speed and Race in NASCAR: Multiple Meanings,
Cautions, and Restarts
Complementary Papers on The Americans
Randy Nichols, Limestone College, Technology and Communication Affordances in The Americans
Brett Schenning, Limestone College, Visual Tropes as Communication Devices in The Americans

Top Undergraduate Papers
Chair: TBD
Chioma Ngene - Queens University of Charlotte - Spousal Caregivers: Sensemaking in role based experiences
Felecia Wilkins -UNC-G - Communicating Mental Illness in the Black Community
Critical Analyses of the Hidden Messages Around Us
Charlene Pell, UNCG, Is Completely Clear Skin the Prescription for Being Close to the People You Love?
Margaret J. Evans, UNCG, Hillary Clinton and the Rhetoric of Failure
Hampton M. Perry II, UNCG, The War Cry of a Mistreated Generation
Amber E. Holland, UNCG, Why She Stayed: Analyzing a Viral Account of Domestic Violence
Top Faculty Papers
Chair: Richard Leeman, UNC-Charlotte
James N. Gilmore, Clemson University, Smart Listening Systems and the Informatization of Communication
Susan Opt, James Madison University, Military Parades/That's Not Why We Do It and That's Not Who We Are
PAPERS 8 Katherine Fleck, Ohio Northern University, Accelerating the Photojournalist: An Analysis of How Media Brands
use Instagram for Brand Promotion
Eric M. Fife & C. Leigh Nelson, James Madison University, Does family communication orientation accelerate how
we use time?
Jon Crane & Christine Davis, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, Love and Death: Eternal Flame
Competitive Papers in Media & Identity
Chair: Rick Thames, Queens University of Charlotte
Elizabeth J. Natalle, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, The Morale Conscience of a Nation: Michelle
Obama and the 2016 Election
Patrick McConnell, High Point University, Media, Players and Games: How the NBA Became a Global Sports
PAPERS 9 League
Deborah Breede & Christine Davis, Coastal Carolina University/UNCC, Fit to Print: Communicating about Death in
the news
Gordon Culletto, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NASCArticulation: Danica Patrick as the Articulation of
Diversity and Inclusion

Competitive Papers in Relational Communication
Chair: Donata Worrell, Rockingham Community College
Donna M. Elkins, Spalding University, Preparing Millennial Newcomers: An Onboarding Case Study in a High-Tech
Company that Informs How Communication Faculty Can Better Prepare Graduates for the Workplace
Jaclyn Marsh, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Privacy is A Big Thing: Interacting and Negotiating Privacy
Boundaries Communicatively Between Positive Children-in-law and Parent-in-law Relationships
PAPERS 10 Corey Bussiere, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, A Literature Review on Relational Dialectics Theory in
Bruce Case, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, Say Hello: Ethics, Acknowledgement, and Inclusion of
Individuals with Special Needs and Disabilities
Eric Hamilton, Clemson University, Re/Turning to Harmony: The Three Stages of Communication(and back again)
with Ong, Havelock and Lanham
Top Graduate Student Papers
Chair: Kyle Lorenzano, Queens University of Charlotte
Jessica Mullen, Bob Jones University, Double Chins and DM's: How Ephermerality affects Digital Copresence on
Social Media Platforms.
PAPERS 11 Ivey Amburgey, Queens University of Charlotte, Toward a theory of visual storytelling
Ryan Chase Dunn, James Madison University, You Sir Are a Hypocrite: Responses to Pence's MLK Day Tweets as
Attention Intervention
Elizabeth Gilmore, Indiana University, Benevolent Whiteness
Elizabeth Labadorf, Bob Jones University, Bilingual Language accomodation
Bringing the Real World to Class: Using Class Size and Hot Topics
Nikki Nichols, East Carolina University
Jessica McCall, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
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Amy M. Smith, Salem State University
Deborah Burris, Pfeiffer University
The Civic Role of Communication Centers
Kevin Marinelli, Davidson College
RT 2 Debbie Baker, UNC Charlotte
Erin Ellis-Harrison, UNC Greensboro
Rowena Kirby-Straker, Wake Forest University
"On Your Mark, Get Set..." : Analyzing Capstone Classes Across the Carolinas
Brett Borton, University of South Carolina Beaufort
Beth Goodier, College of Charleston
Jen Kopfman, College of Charleston
RT 3 Daina Nathaniel, Queens University of Charlotte
Amanda Ruth-McSwain, College of Charleston
Jayne Violette, University of South Carolina Beaufort
Charmaine Wilson, University of South Carolina Aiken

Organizational Communication Praxis: Accelerating the Director’s Dilemma
Erin Harrison, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Jenny Southard,University of North Carolina at Greensboro
RT 4 Taylor Williams, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Kimberly M Cuny, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Baby You Can Drive My Car: How Faculty/Student Engagement in a Residential Setting Leads to Holistic
Student Success
Pauline Matthey, Clemson University
RT 5 Jumah Taweh, Clemson University
Matthew Kirk, Clemson University
Ashley Crisp, Clemson Univeristy

Department Chair's Roundtable
Richard Olsen, UNC-Wilmington
Jason Black, UNC-Charlotte
RT 6 Jennifer Kopfman, College of Charleston
Jean DeHart. Appalachian State University
Christopher Poulos, UNC-Greensboro

The Common Core and Communication Studies in High School Curriculum: A Discussion Forum
Alex J. Patti, M.A., Sandhills Community College
Dr. John W. Edwards, II, Methodist University
RT 7 Dr. Jessica McCall, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Dr. Nina-Jo Moore, Appalachian State University
Dr. Jason Munsell, University of South Carolina at Aiken
Teaching Communication in Community College
Andrea Frelle, Wayne Community College
RT 8 Shelly Lutzweiler, Guilford Technical Community College
Emily Moore, Wake Technical Community College