Faculty and Staff - Transcultural Communication

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    Dr Melissa A Johnson

    Professor

    Biography

    Melissa A. Johnson is a Professor in the Department of Communication, where she has taught since 1994. Dr. Johnson’s research explores international communication and ethnicity-related concepts in traditional media, digital media, and public relations. Of particular interest is the role of visual communication in international news. A current stream of research examines the role of ethnic museums and cultural centers in building relationships among various cultural groups in urban settings. Dr. Johnson teaches classes in the networked society, international and intercultural communication, research methods, and public relations. She holds a doctorate in mass communication research from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.

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    Dr Adriana de Souza e Silva

    Associate Professor

    Biography

    Adriana de Souza e Silva is Associate Professor at the Department of Communication at North Carolina State University (NCSU), and Director of the Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media (CRDM) program. Dr. de Souza e Silva’s research focuses on how mobile and locative interfaces shape people’s interactions with public spaces and create new forms of sociability. She teaches classes on mobile technologies, location-based games and Internet studies. Dr. de Souza e Silva is the co-editor and co-author of several books, including Net-Locality: Why location matters in a networked world (Blackwell, 2011 with Eric Gordon), Mobile interfaces in public spaces: Control, privacy, and urban sociability (Routledge, 2012 with Jordan Frith), and Mobility and locative media: Mobile communication in hybrid spaces (Routledge, 2014 with Mimi Sheller). She holds a Ph.D. in Communication and Culture from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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    Huiling Ding

    Associate Professor

    Biography

    Dr. Huiling Ding’s research focuses on how nation states and transnational communities coped with global epidemics such as HIV/AIDS, SARS, H1N1 flu, and Zika through mediated outbreak communication and health risk communication. Her publications examined rhetoric of health and medicine, digital rhetoric, social justice, financial communication, intercultural communication, workplace communication, scientific communication, and comparative rhetoric. Dr. Ding is the author of the award-winning book titled Rhetoric of a Global Epidemic: Transcultural Communication about SARS, which received National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) 2016 Best Book Award in Technical and Scientific Communication. In addition, her articles won the 2013 Nell Ann Pickett Award for Best Article in Technical Communication Quarterly and the 2008 Editor’s Pick New Scholar Award from Written Communication. She serves on the Research Committee of CCCC, the Executive Committee of Association of Teachers of Technical Writing, and editorial boards of leading journals such as Technical Communication Quarterly, Written Communication, and Rhetoric, Globalization, and Professional Communication.

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    Rebecca Ann Walsh

    Associate Professor

    Biography

    Rebecca Walsh's research focuses on theories of space and place, anthropocentrism and materiality, and transnationalism. She teaches classes on global modernism; transnational American Studies; world literature; and late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Anglo-American literature. She was recently elected Program Chair and has joined the Board of the Modernist Studies Association (2017-2020).

    She is author of the book The Geopoetics of Modernism (University Press of Florida, February 2015) and has guest-edited a special issue on global diasporas of the journal Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, in addition to publishing essays and articles on race, American empire, and feminist theory. She holds a Ph.D. in twentieth-century literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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    Dr Stephen B. Crofts Wiley

    Associate Professor

    Biography

    Stephen Wiley is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at North Carolina State University. He received his B.A. in Sociolgy and Anthropology at Swarthmore College, his master’s in Latin American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, and his Ph.D. in Communication Research at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Most recently, Wiley was a Fulbright Scholar and visiting faculty member at the Universidad de Concepción in southern Chile, where he carried out ethnographic fieldwork to see the effects of globalization on ordinary people’s sense of place in the city of Concepción in 2008 and 2012.