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New CSaB Secretary Nominees (Term 2021 – 2023)

Two great members of the ICA Communication Science and Biology Interest Group have been nominated for the position of Secretary: Xinyi Wang, PhD student at the Annenberg School for Communication at UPenn, and Rob Potter, Professor and Director of the Institute for Communication Research at Indiana University. 

This position is a two-year term and starts at the end of #ICA21. The election is currently live on the ICA website. To help you make an informed voting decision, we would like to introduce you to our nominees:

Xinyi Wang
Xinyi Wang is a first-year doctoral student at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. She studies communication and media effects in the context of health and mental wellbeing. With the secretary position, she hopes to learn more about the breadth of research within the Communication Science & Biology Interest Group and future plans that expand it to a new horizon. She would not only help facilitate routine tasks but also participate in social promotion activities that engage current members and attract potential new members from ICA.

Rob Potter
I’m a Professor of Communication Science at the Media School at Indiana University, Bloomington where I’m also a member of the Cognitive Science Program and the Program in Neuroscience.  My research focuses on attention and emotional response to audio in mediated messages.  Most of my experiments utilize peripheral nervous system measures (ECG, GSR, EMG) but I also have published work using central nervous system measures (EEG and fMRI).  For these reasons, I feel like CSAB is a natural place for my work at ICA.  It certainly has become a focus of my curiosity as a research consumer when attending ICA. Plus, the momentum that the previous/current leadership group has developed is really impressive.  I can’t remember the last time I went to an ICA business meeting that was as engaging as the one “in” Australia.  I’d love to help build on that energy and increase the word about CSaB. I am interested in the role as secretary so that I can of the interest group in order to learn more about members’ work and to help build the momentum generated by past leadership. Also, believe it or not, I enjoy taking minutes during meetings.

The deadline to vote for the new secretary is October 15! Please follow this link to vote for the new secretary if you haven’t already: 

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