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37th Annual CCI Research Symposium Highlights Exceptional Scholarship

Research SymposiumThe 37th Annual College of Communication and Information Research Symposium featured a broad program of events encompassing many CCI scholars and their research work.

The Feb. 25 Symposium began with a poster session, followed by a panel on iGovernance and Social Justice. Chancellor’s Professor and BOV Professor Carol Tenopir then provided a presentation focused on the Use of Scholarly Research and reflecting on her four decades of research. 

CCI faculty shared research posters they had presented at other conferences during lunch. And three contributed paper sessions were held in the afternoon.  At the conclusion of the day, the following awards were presented.

Best PhD paper: “What employees think matters:  Examining the relationship between top leaders and the organization’s reputation.” Laura Lemon, PhD student  

Best Master’s paper: “Betting markets vs. opinion polling:  The 2014 Scottish referendum.” Jamie Greig, MS student  

Best Student/Faculty collaboration: “Message strategies in military advertising:  An application of Taylor’s Six-segment Message Strategy Wheel.” Sejin Park, PhD student, Zienab Shoieb, MS student, Ron Taylor, AdvPR professor  

Best Poster: “Seeing policy clearly:  A comparison of network analysis models on domestic partner benefits in Tennessee.” Erica Jenkins, MS student, Kimberly Douglass, IS assistant professor