Annenberg Professor Barbie Zelizer becomes President of ICA


Barbie Zelizer, Ph.D., the Raymond Williams Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication, has become President of the International Communication Association (ICA), the academic association dedicated to all aspects of studying, teaching, and application of human communication. Professor Zelizer took on her new role during the ICA conference in Chicago May 22-25.

Professor Zelizer becomes the third member of the Annenberg faculty to be elected to the Board of ICA. Both Joseph N. Cappella, Ph.D., the Gerald R. Miller Professor of Communication, and Klaus Krippendorff, Ph.D., the Gregory Bateson Professor of Communication, have served as President of ICA.

In addition to her teaching responsibilities at Annenberg, Professor Zelizer also runs the Annenberg Scholars Program in Culture and Communication. A former journalist, Professor Zelizer spent many years covering news in the Middle East for Reuters, before obtaining her Ph.D. from Annenberg in 1990.