Northern Michigan University professor Jessica Thompson was inducted Nov. 12 as president of the Environmental Communication Division of the National Communication Association. The ceremony took place at the NCA national convention in Philadelphia, Pa.
“Being able to serve my discipline’s national organization at this level is great honor,” Thompson said. “I have had tremendous opportunities to network and connect with scholars across the country, and I am looking forward to representing NMU on a national platform.”
Thompson plans to increase digital connectivity and the ECD’s social media presence during her tenure.
The NCA advances communication as the discipline that studies all forms, modes, media and consequences of communication through humanistic, social scientific and aesthetic inquiry. The Environmental Communication Division is a multidisciplinary effort to support a broad audience of academics, professionals and practitioners in the sharing and building of theoretical, critical and applied scholarship addressing environmental communication in a variety of contexts. It is the premier scholarly environmental communication organization in the United States.
More than 5,000 scholars and practitioners attend the national convention and more than 300 belong to the Environmental Communication Division.