Alumni, Faculty Connect at School-Sponsored Reception in San Francisco

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Dean David Kurpius Congratulates Alumni, Faculty, Students on AEJMC Awards and Research Papers

San Francisco (Aug. 19, 2015) — Several hundred Missouri School of Journalism alumni, faculty, students and friends attended a sponsored reception during the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

During the four-day meeting in San Francisco, members of the group presented 99 peer-reviewed papers – 11 of them having received top research awards.

In addition, 30 of the Missouri scholars served as moderators, discussants, panelists and workshop leaders. More than 1,600 scholars from the U.S. and abroad registered for the conference.

The School’s new dean, David Kurpius, congratulated the group for their many accomplishments. Fritz Cropp, associate dean for global programs, introduced Kurpius before the brief program.

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Associate Dean for Global Programs Fritz Cropp introduces Dean David Kurpius, left.

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Dean David Kurpius shares comments with those at the reception.

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Dean David Kurpius; Fritz Cropp, associate dean for global programs, Missouri; Hyojung Park, PhD ’11, Louisiana State; Edson Tandoc, PhD ’13, Nanyang Technological.

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Fritz Cropp, associate dean for global programs, Missouri; Earnest Perry, associate professor, Missouri.

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Dean David Kurpius; Marlene Neill, MA ’07, Baylor.

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Charles Self, MA ’71, Oklahoma; Frank Russell, doctoral student, Missouri.

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Marty Steffens, professor, Missouri; Berkley Hudson, professor, Missouri; Lynda Kraxberger, associate dean for undergraduate studies, Missouri.

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Jessica Freeman, PhD ’11, Wichita State; Mark Poepsel, BJ ’02, PhD ’11, Southern Illinois-Edwardsville.

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Lynda Kraxberger, associate dean for undergraduate studies, Missouri; Mallory Perryman, BJ ’09, MA ’14, Missouri.

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Tim Vos, associate professor, Missouri; Ryan Thomas, assistant professor, Missouri; Teri Finneman, PhD ’15, South Dakota State.

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Joonghwa Lee, PhD ’12, Middle Tennessee State; Soojung Kim, wife.

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Jeremy Shermak, online MA student, Missouri; Sarah Smith-Frigerio, graduate advisor, Missouri; Jessica Freeman, PhD ’11, Wichita State.

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Brant Houston, friend; Brian Steffens, director of communications, Reynolds Journalism Institute; Mike Jenner, professor, Missouri.

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Lynda Kraxberger, associate dean for undergraduate studies, Missouri; Brett Johnson, assistant professor, Missouri, and his wife.

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Daxton (Chip) Stewart, MA ’04, LLM ’07, PhD ’09, Texas Christian; Frank Russell, doctoral student, Missouri; Lee Wilkins, BJ ’71, Wayne State.

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Bruno Takahashi, Michigan State; Edson Tandoc, PhD ’13, Nanyang Technological; Joy Jenkins, doctoral student, Missouri.

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Erika Johnson, doctoral student, Missouri; Calli Breil, doctoral student, Missouri; Stephen Hill, friend.

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Randy Picht, executive director, Reynolds Journalism Institute; Charles Davis, Georgia; Stephanie Craft, MA ’90, Illinois; Carrie Brown, PhD ’08, CUNY.

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Troy Elias, Oregon; Heather Shoenberger, PhD ’14, Oregon.

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Marta Lukaovic, Wayne State; Heesook Choi, doctoral student, Missouri; Tatsiana Karaliova, doctoral student, Missouri.

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Jensen Moore, PhD ’07, Louisiana State; Keith Greenwood, associate professor, Missouri.

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Amy McCombs, professor, Missouri; Debra Mason, professor, Missouri; Christian Rozier, friend; Cristina Mislan, assistant professor, Missouri.

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Elizabeth Hendrickson, BJ ’94, MA ’05, PhD ’08, Ohio; Jeremy Littau, MA ’07, PhD ’09, Lehigh.

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Maria Len-Rios, PhD ’02, Georgia; friend Kris Leshner.

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Janice Hume, BJ ’81, MA ’95, PhD ’97, Georgia; Glenn Leshner, Oklahoma.

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Brian Dunleavy, online MA ’14, and wife.

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Mike Hoffman, online master’s student, Missouri; Joy Jenkins, doctoral student, Missouri.

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Erin Schauster, PhD ’13, Colorado-Boulder; Elizabeth Lance, MA ’11, Northwestern Qatar.

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Lee Wilkins, BJ ’71, Wayne State; Chad Painter, MA ’09, PhD ’12, Eastern New Mexico.

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Tom Johnson, Texas-Austin; Jane Singer, PhD ’96, City University London.

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David Black, friend; and Michael Fulhage, MA ’07, Wayne State.

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Jane and Keith Sanders, professor emeritus, Missouri; Sheri Broyles, MA ’81, North Texas.

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David Craig, PhD ’07, Oklahoma; Peter Gade, PhD ’99, Oklahoma; Jensen Moore, PhD ’07, Louisiana State.

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Adam Maksl, PhD ’12, Indiana-Southeast; Harsh Taneja, assistant professor, Missouri.

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Suzette Heiman, professor, Missouri; Katherine McComas, BJ ’90, Cornell.

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Margaret Duffy, professor, Missouri; Heesook Choi, doctoral student, Missouri.

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Peter Gade, PhD ’99, Oklahoma; Teri Finneman, PhD ’15; Yanfang Wu, doctoral student, Missouri.

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Alyssa Appelman, BJ ’08, MA ’09, Northern Kentucky; Steve Bien-Aime, Pennsylvania State.

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Jane Singer, PhD ’96, City University London; Andrew Mendelson, PhD ’97, Temple.

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Alecia Swasy, MA ’11, PhD ’14, Illinois; Randy Smith, professor, Missouri; Amy McCombs, professor, Missouri.

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Saleem Alhabash, MA ’08, PhD ’11, Michigan State; Patrick Ferrucci, PhD ’13, Colorado-Boulder.

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Edson Tandoc, PhD ’13, Nanyang Technological; Anastasia Kononova, PhD ’10, Michigan State.

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