Bradford Vivian, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Communication Arts & Sciences, Pennsylvania State University

Vivian’s research focuses on the rhetoric of public memory, witnessing, and political theory. He is the author of Commonplace Witnessing: Rhetorical Invention, Historical Remembrance, and Public Culture (Oxford University Press), Public Forgetting: The Rhetoric and Politics of Beginning Again (Penn State Press) and Being Made Strange: Rhetoric beyond Representation (SUNY Press).

Greg Dickinson, Ph.D. Chair and Professor, Department of Communication Studies, Colorado State University.

Dickinson’s scholarship focuses on the ways buildings and human landscapes engage viewers and users on questions of values, beliefs, and action. He is the author of Suburban Dreams: Building and Imagining the Good Life (University of Alabama Press) and co-editor of Places of Public Memory: The Rhetoric of Museums and Memorials (with Carole Blair and Brian Ott). He is the editor-elect of NCA’s Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies journal.

Barbie Zelizer, Ph.D.  Raymond Williams Professor of Communication and Director of the Scholars Program in Culture and Communication, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania

Zelizer’s research focuses on the cultural dimensions of journalism, specifically on collective memory, journalistic authority, and journalist images in times of crisis and war. She is the author of About to Die: How News Images Move the Public (Oxford University Press).

Davis Houck, Ph.D. Fannie Lou Hamer Professor of Rhetorical Studies in the College of Communication & Information at Florida State University

Houck’s research interests include rhetorical theory and criticism, presidential rhetoric, the Black Freedom Movement, and historiography and archival research. He is the co-editor of a two-volume book, Rhetoric, Religion, and the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1965, and a founding member of the Emmett Till Memory Project.