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WSCA's leadership includes two branches: Executive Council and Legislative Assembly. The Legislative Assembly, composed of representatives from the Association's various membership groups, is WSCA's principal policy-making body. The Executive Council is the Association's administrative branch, executing policies adopted by the Legislative Assembly.



Rodney Reynolds


California Lutheran University
Educational Effectiveness & Institutional Research
60 West Olsen Road #2300
Alumni Hall 126
Thousand Oaks, CA  91360

Rodney A. Reynolds (Ph.D., Michigan State University) served as a professor of Communication for many years before moving into university administration. He has recently been at California Lutheran University. He is a former editor of Communication Reports (Volumes 26-28). His research interests are mainly in message processing, interpersonal communication, and research methods (predominantly measurement). A current emphasis is on communication strategies and effects in educational settings (specifically on the acceptance and use of evaluative feedback). As an administrator, Rodney is active in urging constructive dialogue about accreditation processes.


Marnel Niles Goins


Marymount University
School of Design, Arts, and Humanities

Marnel Niles Goins (Ph.D. Howard University) is Associate Dean of the School of Design, Arts, and Humanities at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. Previously, she was Professor of Communication at California State University, Fresno, where she taught sources in Small Group Communication and Organizational Communication. She has a special interest in racial and gender dynamics in organizational settings. Marnel has also served as President of the Organization for Research on Women and Communication (ORWAC) and as a member of NCA’s Executive Committee.

Christina Granato Yoshimura

First Vice-President

University of Montana
Department of Communication Studies
Liberal Arts 301
Missoula, MT 59812

Christina G. Yoshimura (Ph.D. Arizona State University) is Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Montana. She focuses her research on how various subsystems of the family communicate as they engage external systems; including workplaces, schools, and the justice system. She also maintains a focus on applied communication skills and mental health, using her degrees in communication studies and her licensure in clinical mental health to engage in research and teaching on and off campus at the intersection of interpersonal communication and mental health.



Shinsuke Eguchi

University of New Mexico
Dept of Communication & Journalism
MSC 03 2240
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001 USA

Pronouns: They/Them/Theirs

Shinsuke Eguchi (Ph.D., Howard University) is Associate Professor of Critical Intercultural Communication in the Department of Communication and Journalism at the University of New Mexico. Their research interests focus on global and transcultural studies, queer of color critique, race, gender and intersectionality, Asian/Pacific/American studies, and performance studies. They teach courses in intercultural communication, gender and communication, theorizing culture and communication, and qualitative research design and analysis. They currently serve as an officer for International Communication Association's (ICA) LGBTQ Studies Interest Group and National Communication Association's (NCA) International and Intercultural Communication Division.



Brian Heisterkamp

California State University San Bernardino
Department of Communication Studies
5500 University Parkway
San Bernardino, CA 92407
Brian L. Heisterkamp (Ph.D., Arizona State University) is professor in the Department of Communication Studies at California State University, San Bernardino. His research interests involve the relationship between social action and social structures and the manner in which conversation can be examined to understand mediator behavior, conflict, and interpersonal relationships, particularly gay and lesbian relationships. Currently, he is examining disputant storytelling during community mediation. He is also examining the memorable messages individuals convey regarding work-family balancing. He teaches courses in conflict and mediation; relational communication; nonverbal communication; research methods; and various graduate seminars.


Heather Hundley

Middle Tennessee State University
Department of Communication Studies
1301 East Main Street #200
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
(615) 898-2412

Heather Hundley is Department Chair and Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Middle Tennessee State University. From 2010 to 2011 she served as the President of the Western States Communication Association. She earned her B.A. and M.A. at California State University, Sacramento, and her Ph.D. from the University of Utah. Her research interests include mass media, gender, sport, cultural studies, and issues of identity.


Her areas of teaching comprise media and culture, media history, media law, media production, feminist theories, qualitative/interpretive methods, and visual communication. She has published in journals such as Communication Reports, Visual Communication Quarterly, and Journal of Intergroup Relations among others. Her books include Rhetorical Theory: An Introduction (2018, co-authored with Dr. Timothy Borchers), Mediated Moms (2016, co-edited with Dr. Sara Hayden), Views from the Fairway (2010, co-authored with Dr. Andrew Billings), and Examining Identity in Sports Media (2010, co-edited with Dr. Andrew Billings). She is currently finishing a book, Dangerous Dames: Representing Female Empowerment in Postfeminist Media (2019) Dr. Roberta Chevrette and Dr. Hillary Jones. 

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