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Job Searching, Autism and Innovation Among Topics Presented by Faculty, Students

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Next month, a senior honors student majoring in business administration-marketing and finance will be among the Titans at the 41st annual Marketing Educators’ Association Conference, ”Enhancing Marketing Education Through Technology and New Methodologies,” April 6-8 in San Diego.

Han Tran, whose faculty mentor is Steven Chen, associate professor of marketing, will be presenting “Social Media Usage Among College Undergraduates: Is Job Searching a Priority?”

Also being presented is “Innovations: Retain the Best; Toss Out the Rest” by marketing faculty members Susan Cadwallader, Chiranjeev Kohli, Olga Di Franco, Chris Kondo and Matt Lancellotti. Di Franco also will serve as a session chair for a paper presentation on intercultural business communications.

Representing the College of Communications and the Communicative Disorders Program at the March 16-18 California Speech-Language-Hearing Association convention in Pasadena:

  • Phillip Weir-Mayta, assistant professor of human communication studies; and graduate students Allison Paff, Joshua Stockton ‘16 (B.A. communicative disorders) and Crystal Munoz ‘16 (B.A. communicative disorders), “Speech Motor Learning and the Influence of Motor Learning Principles”
  • Terry Saenz, professor of human communication studies, co-authored “SLP and Interpreter/Translator Collaboration: A Survey and Clinical Implications” and was a co-presenter with HyeKyeung Seung on “Hot Topics From the CSHA Diversity Committee.” Saenz also was a panelist on “So You Want to Write for CSHA Magazine!”
  • Seung joined senior Jamie Bui, Ngoc Nguyen and graduate student Allison Ko in presenting “Screening Vietnamese-American Children for Autism Risk.”
  • Kristofer Brock, assistant professor of human communication studies, “Aided Language Modeling for an AAC User: A Push-In Speech Camp Model”
  • Brock with seniors Monica Franco-Mora and Neymi Suarez, “Do Animations Facilitate Understanding of Graphic Symbols in Children With Autism?”