Visiting Assistant Professor of Communication Cheryl Casey served as program planner at the 70th annual convention of the New York State Communication Association on Oct. 19-21 in Ellenville, N.Y.
The conference theme, “Communication (of) Choice and Consequence,” called for papers and panels that reflected on such topics as the ethical implications of communication choices, the consequences that arise from our modes of representation, and how modes of communication are used to privilege or marginalize voices. The keynote program featured Dr. Thomas Cooper of Emerson College, an expert in media ethics whose work was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, and John Shotter, professor emeritus of the University of New Hampshire, an internationally renowned scholar of the role of dialogue in civil societies.
The Association also honored Casey with the Neil Postman Mentor Award, a recognition granted annually by a committee of past association presidents to a peer who demonstrates the intellectual and personal leadership, enthusiasm and generous spirit required to cultivate future generations of scholars.
Casey will now serve a one-year term as president of the New York State Communication Association.