Faculty Members Have Papers Accepted for Conference


Drs. John and Roberta Ray of Montana Tech’s Liberal Studies Department have had papers/presentations accepted for the annual National Communication Association (NCA) Convention to be held in Orlando, Florida this fall.

Dr. John W. Ray has had a paper accepted entitled "Parliamentary Procedure and the Building of a Community." Dr. Roberta K. Ray has had a paper accepted entitled: "Parliamentary Procedure: A Key to Community Involvement." Both papers discuss the role of parliamentary procedure in allowing a community to develop, function and make decisions.

Both will also be presenting their work/research for the panel: "Building COMMunity through Assessment: Variations and Adaptations of the Competent Speaker Speech Evaluation form for Assessing Public Speaking" which is sponsored by the Communication Assessment Division of NCA. Currently, there are institutional, state and regional mandates to assess public speaking competencies.

Dr. Roberta Ray teaches classes at Montana Tech in communications and is the author of the text "The Power of Listening." Dr. John Ray teaches courses in political science and communications at Montana Tech and is the current national president of the Commission on American Parliamentary Practice.