Amy Jordan, Ph.D., associate director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, has been elected President Elect-Select of the International Communication Association, the leading international organization devoted to scholarship in the field of communication. Dr. Jordan will assume the presidency of the ICA, which has 4,700 members in 86 countries, in 2015.
“I’m thrilled to have this opportunity to serve ICA, and I will work hard to ensure that the association continues to promote the centrality of communication research to the pressing social debates of our time,” Dr. Jordan said.
Dr. Jordan, who has been active in the ICA as chair of the Children, Adolescents, and Media division, ran on a platform that included an emphasis on outreach to scholars in underrepresented countries, a greater role for mentoring, and increasing the visibility of communication scholarship, especially by translating research for a non-academic audience.
“All of us at the Annenberg Public Policy Center are delighted that Amy will be bringing her vision and dedication to this important role in one of the field’s premier professional associations,” said Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center.
Dr. Jordan, director of APPC’s Media and the Developing Child program, is an adjunct professor of communication at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, where she teaches courses on media policy, media effects, and children and media.