Student to Present at International Communication Association Conference


posted March 13, 2017

A paper by a Pitt-Johnstown student and her professor will be among those presented at the International Communication Association's Annual Conference.

Amy RestauriAmy Restauri, an undergraduate communication student and a U.S. military veteran, and Dr. Patty Wharton-Michael, an Associate Professor of Communication, authored the pap "Cross-Cultural Conflict: Examining Cultural Identities and Influence During Forced Cohabitation in U.S. Military Organizations." The effort was accepted for presentation at the International Communication Association's Annual Conference to be held in in San Diego, CA in May 2017. 

Restauri is a communication major with a minor in Business. Her academic goal is to be on the Dean’s List each semester. Her career goal is to obtain a PhD and continue researching. Amy spent 13 years in the military and worked for the Department of Defense as a logistic manager. She is inspired by some of the experiences she had in these environments. This is Amy’s first research project.

The paper, "Cross-Cultural Conflict: Examining Cultural Identities Attitudes in Forced Cohabitation in the United States Military" was presented at the Pennsylvania Communication Association Annual Conference in its early stages.

Restauri has now co-authored this research with Dr. Wharton-Michael.