Bruno Takahashi, Assistant Professor in the School of Journalism and Department of Communication and Research Director of the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism has been elected to serve as Vice Chair of the Environmental Communication (EC) Division at the International Communication Association (ICA) beginning May 2015.
Takahashi, who says he is pleased to be recognized and appointed as EC Division Vice Chair, said, "It is one of the fastest growing divisions at ICA."
The ICA is an academic association for scholars interested in the aspects of human and mediated communication. The EC Division's goal is to expand research on human relationship with the environment through communication. Since its start in 2011, the division has expanded from 40 attendees to 230 members.
As Vice Chair, Takahashi will plan the submissions as well as the reviews of papers and presentations at the ICA annual conference.
He will serve two years as Vice Chair and then will move to the position of Chair for two more years. As Chair, he will head the ICA annual conference and represent the interest group on the ICA Board of Directors.
"I have been involved with the division since the beginning and know most of the people involved," said Takahashi, who also is involved with the International Environmental Communication Association, the National Communication Association's Environmental Communication Division and the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication's ComSHER (Communicating Science, Health, Environment and Risk) Division. He said his appointment as EC Division Vice Chair will help him build relationships with these groups.
"It also means that I will be able to influence the field not only with my research but also with my leadership," he said.
Takahashi said he is most looking forward to helping environmental communication interest grow and working with leading scholars around the globe.
"As someone from Latin America, I expect that my contacts and knowledge of the region will help grow the membership to incorporate people from other regions outside the United States and Europe," Takahashi said.
Takahashi will begin his role as Vice Chair on May 26, 2015, following the ICA annual conference in Puerto Rico.Share via these networks: