connexions • international professional communication journal ensures an international editorial board to carry out blind reviews of the submitted manuscripts, guide the growth and development of the journal, and promote the overarching area of international professional communication.

Editorial Board

The editorial board is composed of Co-editors, Reviewers, Associate Editors, Section Editors (i.e., Interview Editors), and Assistants to the Editors: Video Editor and Web Content Manager.


Rosário DurãoNew Mexico Tech, United States

Kyle MattsonUniversity of Central Arkansas, United States


Technical Editor

James Kalmbach, Professor of English Emeritus, Illinois State University, United States


Section Editors

Interview Editors

Quan Zhou, Metropolitan State University, United States



Godwin Agboka, University of Houston – Downtown, United States

Amparo Hurtado AlbirAutonomous University of Barcelona, Spain

Frank Austermühl, Aston University, United Kingdom

Heloisa Gonçalves BarbosaFederal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (professor emerita)

Barbara BonnekessenPittsburg State University, United States

Deborah BosleyUniversity of North Carolina at Charlotte, United States (professor emerita)

Lynne BowkerUniversity of Ottawa, Canada

Richard BrandtTexas Tech University, United States 

Lynn Burley, University of Central Arkansas, United States

Rebecca Burnett, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States

Jody Byrne, SAP Ireland, Ireland

Kelli Cargile Cook, Texas Tech University, United States

Marjorie Davis, Mercer University, United States

Daniel Dejica, Polytechnic University of Timisoara, Romania

Ramón Escamilla, University of Central Arkansas, United States

Julie Ford, New Mexico Tech, United States

Mahmoud Galander, Qatar University, Qatar

Yves Gambier, University of Turku, Finland

Vijai N. Giri, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India

Catherine Gouge, West Virginia University, United States

Carlos A. M. Gouveia, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Maggie Griffin Taylor, New Mexico Tech, United States

Ana Hermida Ruibal, University of Vigo, Spain

John R. Hayes, Carnegie Mellon University, United States (professor emeritus)

David Katan, University of Salento (Lecce), Italy

Manuel Lima,, United States

Bernadette Longo, New Jersey Institute of Technology, United States

Laura McGrath, Kennesaw State University, United States

Ricardo Muñoz Martín, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

Sushil K. Oswal, University of Washington Tacoma, United States

Carlos Castilho Pais, Open University, Portugal

Marta Pacheco Pinto, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Regina Queiroz, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

Hermínio Duarte Ramos, New University of Lisbon, Portugal (professor emeritus)

Janice (Ginny) Redish, Redish & Associates, Inc., United States

Rich Rice, Texas Tech University, United States

Hanna Risku, University of Graz, Austria

Alexandra Assis Rosa, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Aimee Kendall Roundtree, Texas State University, United States

Debopriyo Roy, University of Aizu, Japan

Jaime Sánchez, University of Chile, Chile

Karen Schriver, KSA Communication Design & Research, Inc., United States

Kerstin Severinson-Eklundh, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden (professor emerita)

Steve Simpson, New Mexico Tech, United States

Ali Simsek, Anadolu University, Turkey

David Sless, Australian National University, Australia; Communication Research Institute, Australia

Alcinda Pinheiro de Sousa, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Clay Spinuzzi, University of Texas at Austin, United States

Huatong (Hannah) Sun, University of Washington Tacoma, United States

Anne Surma, Murdoch University, Australia

Jean Vanderdonckt, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium

Iris Varner, Illinois State University, United States (professor emerita)

Sue Walker, University of Reading, United Kingdom

Sean Zdenek, University of Delaware, United States


Associate Editors

Carol Barnum, UXFirm United States

Karen Bennett, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Luis Carriço, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Margarita Correia, University of Lisbon, Portugal

João Ferreira Duarte, University of Lisbon, Portugal (professor emeritus)

António Fidalgo, University of Beira Interior, Portugal

Charles Kostelnick, Iowa State University, United States

Teresa Malafaia, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Vicente Montalt Resurreccion, University Jaume I, Spain

David RussellIowa State University, United States

Helena Sousa, University of Minho, Portugal

Kirk St. Amant, Louisiana Tech University, United States

& University of Limerick, Ireland


Editorial Board Roles and Responsibilities

Co-Editors. The C0-editors guide the direction for the journal, and are responsible for all aspects of publication associated with maintaining connexions • international professional communication journal. The responsibilities of the Co-editors include:

  • Defining the overall strategic direction for the journal.
  • Actively soliciting manuscripts for the journal.
  • Maintaining regular communications with members of the Editorial Board to discuss the journal review policies and procedures and the direction of the publication.
  • Serve as liaison to authors.
  • Coordinating journal production.

Reviewers. Reviewers ensure the quality of the manuscripts in the topic, or topics for which they were invited. The responsibilities of Reviewers include:

  • Reviewing articles according to the journal’s criteria.
  • Promoting the journal among the communities it serves.
  • Encouraging the submission of high-quality manuscripts for the journal in the area for which they have been invited.
  • Respecting confidentiality, declaring conflicts of interest, and notifying the Editor if, for any reason, they are not able to carry out their reviewing responsibilities.
  • Notifying the Editor if they are the author, or co-author of a manuscript submitted for consideration.

Associate Editors. Associate Editors guide the growth and development of the journal in the topic, or topics for which they were invited. The responsibilities of Associate Editors include:

  • Aiding the Editor by participating in the editorial process.
  • Suggesting themed issues.
  • Contributing editorials.
  • Encouraging the submission of high-quality manuscripts for the journal in the area for which they have been invited, by personally contacting authors and assisting with outreach.
  • Consolidating the journal’s reputation among the communities it serves.
  • Identifying reviewers to become part of the reviewer database.

Editorial Assistant & Video Editor. The Editorial Assistant & Video Editor assists with the smooth running of the journal’s online content. The duties of the Editorial Assistant include:

  • Helping to ensure that the online content is informative and appealing.
  • Advocating for seamless and efficient operation of online platforms.
  • Searching for new online content, and producing (writing, proofing and editing) that content, as needed.
  • Assisting in updating the information displayed on the website.
  • Post-production of video interviews.
  • Designing and distributing journal advertisements for volunteer internship and non-internship opportunities.

connexions • international professional communication journal (ISSN 2325-6044) is edited by Rosário Durão and Kyle Mattson, and hosted by the Department of Communication, Liberal Arts, and Social Sciences at New Mexico Tech and the School of Communication at the University of Central Arkansas. © 2012–2016 (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).