Editor-in-Chief: Cheryl Casey, Ph.D., Champlain College

The Proceedings of the New York State Communication Association publishes the Proceedings for the Convention of the New York State Communication Association. Papers are accepted to appear in the issue associated with the Convention in which they were presented. All papers, including those for the Undergraduate Student Papers, are blind peer-reviewed. Keynote addresses and GIFT panel submissions are not refereed.

Calls for Papers

The Editor of the NYSCA Proceedings issues the following Calls for Papers:

(Please note that there are TWO (2) calls this year for the NYSCA Proceedings.)

CFP #1:
Research papers presented at the 75th Annual Conference (2017) of the New York State Communication Association - From Plato to Pixels: Honoring the Past, Celebrating the Present, Shaping the Future are being accepted for blind peer review for the conference Proceedings beginning immediately after the conference. We urge you to contribute your work.Submissions will be accepted until March 1, 2018

CFP #2:
Now that we have hit our 75th anniversary, we wish to create a retrospective edition of work presented at our annual conferences. We invite those who have presented in the past but perhaps did not submit that work for publication in the Proceedings, to share that work with us in this special edition. Please indicate in the running head AND under the Title of the paper, the year in which it was presented. Submissions will be accepted until February 1, 2018.

Current Volume: Volume 2015 73rd Proceedings of the New York State Communication Association

Are You In or Are You Out?

Aligning Ourselves with Communication

Villa Roma Resort & Conference Center Callicoon, NY

October 16-18, 2015

This question evokes thoughts about popularity, group membership, identity, culture, inclusion, belonging, alliances, allegiances, peer pressure, and much more. Our groupings impact the way we see the world, understand ourselves and others, and advance as a culture. Although new structures and contexts for unification, division, conflict, and distortion get created they harken back to the ways we have traditionally grouped people and things. Group alignment and dialogue that encourages inclusion may be at the heart of much of our communication practices. Come present, discuss, and listen to panelists discussing these and other cutting edge topics at NYSCA 2015.

From the Editor


From the Editor
Cheryl A. Casey


Conference Papers


We’ve Come a Long Way Maybe: Reflections of Women in The Academy
Christine Courtade Hirsch, Heather Marie Stassen-Ferrara, Cheryl A. Casey, Katherine G. Fry, and Maureen M. Louis

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