Ronald L. Jackson II, a professor of communication at the University of Cincinnati, was recently elected second vice president of the National Communications Association (NCA). The NCA is the world’s largest academic organization dedicated to the study of the everyday practice of communication. As second vice president, Dr. Jackson is scheduled to become president of the organization in 2017.
In accepting the appointment, Dr. Jackson said that “communication is the lifeblood of humanity. Without it we would have no such thing as culture, media or a society. The NCA’s advocacy for competent, ethical and mindful communications extends to issues such as literacy, social justice, healthcare and institutional effectiveness.”
Dr. Jackson holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Cincinnati. He earned a Ph.D. in rhetoric from Howard University in Washington, D.C. He is the co-editor of Black Comics: Politics and Representations (Bloomsbury Academic, 2013).