Three members of the School of Journalism faculty at The University of Arizona played an active role at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication national conference Aug. 5-8 in Boston.
Assistant Professor David Cuillier received a first-place Promising Professor award for teaching. The competition is open to faculty who have taught no more than five years full-time. Cuillier also was re-elected research chair for the Law and Policy Division of AEJMC. In addition, he moderated a panel, served as discussant for a research panel and served as a panelist discussing problems journalists encounter while covering law enforcement. Cuillier also presented three research papers.
Associate Professor Shahira Fahmy was elected research chair for AEJMC's Visual Communication Division for 2009-10. Fahmy also presented a refereed paper at a panel of the International Communication and Public Relations division with E. Nisbet titled "USA's Image Overseas: Contributing factors, Image Effects and Public Diplomacy Implications." At a pre-convention panel at the International Communication division, Fahmy presented "Resources In The Media in China."
Assistant Professor Jeannine Relly served as a discussant for research presented at a poster session titled "New Approaches and Research Paradigms in International Communication Research" for AEJMC's International Communication Division. Relly also served as a moderator at the conference for a Law and Policy Division panel titled "Solutions for Secrecy: Judicial and Statutory Avenues for Fostering Freedom of Information" and as a moderator for the International Communication Division panel titled "New Research Paradigms Explored Under the Global Microscope."