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  • Professor, Communication
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Professional Service

  • Rhetoric Society of America. Role: Member. Budget Advisory Committee. 07/2020 - 06/2022
  • National Communication Association. President. 01/01/2020 - 12/31/2020
  • Arizona State University. Role: Reviewer. Program Review, Hugh Downs School of Human Communication. 02/2019 - 02/2019
  • NCA. 1st Vice President. 01/01/2019 - 12/31/2019
  • Western States Communication Association. Role: Reviewer. Communication, Identities & Difference Interest Group. 12/2018 - 12/2018
  • University of California. Role: Reviewer. Systemwide Review of UCLA Proposed Graduate Program in Communication. 09/2018 - 09/2018
  • Hong Kong University Press. Role: Reviewer. Proposal for New Book Series. 09/2018 - 09/2018
  • NCA. Role: Reviewer. Critical and Cultural Studies Division Distinguished Scholar Committee. 07/2018 - 07/2018
  • Association for Asian American Studies. Role: Member. Humanities/Cultural Studies (Media, Multidisciplinary, Performance) Award Subcommittee. 02/2018 - 02/2018
  • National Communication Association. 2nd Vice President. 01/01/2018 - 12/31/2018
  • National Communication Association. 2nd Vice President. 12/31/2017 - 12/30/2018
  • Ohio State University. Role: Reviewer. Proposal for New Book Series. 05/2017 - 05/2017
  • Ohio State University Press. Role: Member. Intersectional Rhetorics Series Advisory Board (Ed. Karma Ch├ívez). 01/2017 - present
  • NCA. 2nd Vice President (Elect). 01/01/2017 - 12/31/2017
  • National Communication Association. 2nd Vice President (Elect). 01/01/2017 - 12/31/2017
  • Journal of International and Intercultural Communication. Editorial Board Member. 01/2010 - 12/2019
  • University of Iowa. Role: Award Reviewer. Donald C. Bryant Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Scholarship in Rhetorical Studies, 2009, 2020. 01/2009 - present

Internal Service

  • Anti-Racism Task Force. Member, 07/2020 - present. Department service.
  • Academic Senate Advisory Committee on University Strategic Planning. Member, 07/2020 - 06/2021. University service.
  • Tenure and Promotion Reviewer, College of Fine Arts. Reviewer, 07/01/2020 - 09/15/2020. University service.
  • Search Committee, Chief Academic Officer and Dean of Faculty, Utah Asia Campus . Member, 01/2020 - present. University service.
  • Faculty Senate. Representative (elected), 08/15/2019 - present. University service.
  • Faculty Learning Community on Inclusive Teaching and Learning. Member, 01/2018 - present. University service.
  • Faculty Advisor, Television Analysis Club. Advisor, 08/01/2016 - present. University service.
  • Asia Campus Executive Committee. Member, 08/2015 - present. University service.
  • Global U Council. Member, 05/01/2015 - present. University service.
  • Transfer Process Working Group. Co-Chair, 07/2014 - 05/2015. University service.
  • Campus Climate Committee. Member, 08/2013 - present. University service.

Honors & Awards

  • Distinguished Scholar Award. Western States Communication Association, 03/2020
  • Research Fellow, 2019-2021. Hugh Downs School of Communication, Arizona State University, 07/2019
  • Douglas W. Ehninger Distinguished Rhetorical Scholar Award. National Communication Association, 11/2018
  • Distinguished Scholar in the Humanities Award. College of Humanities, University of Utah, 05/2018
  • Outstanding Article of the Year Award. International and Intercultural Division, National Communication Association, 11/2016
  • Distinguished Scholar Award. Critical and Cultural Studies Division, National Communication Association, 11/2015
  • Teachers on Teaching Award. National Communication Association, 11/2015
  • Distinguished Scholar Award, Rhetorical and Communication Theory Division. National Communication Association, 11/2015
  • Paul Boase Prize for Scholarship. School of Communication Studies at Ohio University, 02/2013
  • Visiting Professor. American University of Paris, 07/2012

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