Speech professors Darlene Drummond, Josh Compton, and Yana Grushina have been competitively selected to present their research in Baltimore and Toronto at communication conferences.
Drummond, Associate Professor of Speech, will present two papers at the 73rd Annual International Communication Association Conference in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in May 2023. Both papers are co-authored with Satveer Kaur-Gill, Postdoctoral Research Associate, TDI, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth, and Emily Zhang '23, Undergraduate Research Assistant. The research is funded by the American Cancer Society, grant # RSG-18-017-01-CPHPS, Principle Investigator, Amber E. Barnato, Department of Medicine, Geisel, Dartmouth. The first paper, "Racial Differences in the End-of-Life Decision Making Experiences of Cancer Patients and Caregivers," describes the differences in expectations and communication strategies employed by Black and White patients and their caregivers in attempting to get the best care possible. The second paper, "Backstage and frontstage Provider Communication with White and Non-White Patients with Advanced Cancer: A Systems Perspective," utilizes observational data to describe differences in verbal and nonverbal provider communication before, during, and after encounters with White and non-White patients.
Compton, Professor of Speech, will present two papers at the Eastern Communication Association's annual conference in Baltimore, MD, in March 2023. One paper, "Inoculation Theory and Conspiracy, Radicalization, and Violent Extremism," co-authored with Kurt Braddock from American University, explores how inoculation theory guides interventions that reduce threats from terrorism and other forms of political violence. Another paper, "Inoculation Theory and Education, Teaching, and Learning," co-authored with John Cook from Monash University, reviews scholarship of inoculation theory and education, with special attention to how inoculation-based messaging enhances pedagogy, promotes education policy, and explores issues of information processing, memory, and learning.
Grushina, Senior Lecturer in Speech, will present "Speech—Your Personal Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)" as part of the "G.I.F.T.S.: Great Ideas for Teaching Students Public Speaking and Persuasion" panel at the Eastern Communication Association's annual conference in Baltimore, MD, in March 2023. The learning objectives for the assignment support student engagement with the most robust contemporary effort to define sustainability (United Nations SDGs) via personal goal-setting and communication of the value of these goals to the larger audience via memorable and impactful verbal and visual rhetoric. Grushina will present another G.I.F.T. at the 73rd Annual International Communication Association Conference in Toronto, Canada in May 2023.