Patricia Moy Elected to ICA Presidency

Patricia Moy headshot 2016-5579_icaUW Department of Communication Professor Patricia Moy was elected last month as Vice-President/President-Elect of the International Communication Association (ICA). Moy is the first UW faculty member to serve in this role; she will assume her responsibilities as Vice President after next year’s annual conference in San Diego.

Moy, whose work focuses on public opinion and political communication, is the Christy Cressey Professor of Communication, adjunct professor of political science, and Associate Vice Provost for Academic and Student Affairs at the UW. She has been an active member of ICA, serving as head of its Political Communication Division and chairing a number of division- and association-wide committees. Earlier this year, she was elected an ICA Fellow in recognition of her scholarly contribution to the field of communication.

Moy has held key leadership positions in other professional associations, including the American Association for Public Opinion Research, the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, and the American Political Science Association. She is finishing her term as president of the World Association for Public Opinion Research, and is a fellow and past president of the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research. Moy currently serves as editor of Public Opinion Quarterly and Oxford Bibliographies in Communication.

In her candidate statement, Moy wrote of her “great appreciation of communication scholarship, unflagging commitment to collaboration, and unwavering dedication to individual and collective excellence.” She plans to focus her efforts on further internationalizing the association, enhancing the visibility and impact of communication scholarship, and fostering professional-development opportunities. “In many respects,” says Moy, “I am inspired by what I see happening here in the department and at the UW.”

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