This week, the International Communication Association (ICA) is hosting its annual conference in Phoenix, Arizona. It is my great pleasure to announce that Dr. Sandi W. Smith was elected to be a Fellow of the International Communication Association today.
The primary consideration for nomination to Fellow status is a documented record of scholarly achievement. Secondary consideration is given to such criteria as service to ICA and socially or professionally significant service to other publics such as business, government, education, etc.
Sandi has been with Michigan State University for 22 years. She has an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Southern California. She is the Director of the Health and Risk Communication Center and is a professor in the Communication Department. She currently teaches courses in persuasion, interpersonal communication and communication theory.
She also received the B. Aubrey Fisher Mentorship Award from the International Communication Association and has served as Chair of the Interpersonal Communications Division and was a member of the ICA Board of Directors.
Sandi’s extensive research has been funded by private foundations and government agencies. She’s worked on research involving behavioral health messages, such as persuading people to carry signed and witnessed organ donor cards and encouraging college students to consume alcohol moderately, if at all.
She won the Faculty Impact Award at the Celebration Award Ceremony, as well as the Teacher-Scholar and Distinguished Faculty Awards from MSU for the positive impact she’s had on students.
We are proud to honor her among the other Michigan State ICA fellows, including Chuck Atkin, Bradley S. Greenberg and Gerald R. Miller.
Michigan State University faculty and students have the greatest representation at the conference out of any university in the world. MSU has 32 faculty and 30 Ph.D. students attending and presenting cutting-edge research at this week’s conference.
Congratulations, Sandi, on this distinguished honor, and to CAS faculty and students for your exceptional research.
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