Dr. Sandra Metts, Professor Emerita in the School of Communication at Illinois State University, will be inducted into the Central States Communication Association’s (CSCA) Hall of Fame in April 2013.
The CSCA Hall of Fame recognizes the highest level of service to the association through mentoring of fellow members, fulfilling the responsibilities of various offices at the interest group and/or association level, regular participation on conference panels as a presenter or respondent, and/or advancing the mission of the association through scholarship and other means.
Dr. Metts has served CSCA throughout her lengthy membership with the association and her long career at Illinois State University. She served as Vice-President and program planner in 1997-1998 and President in 1998-1999.
Since her first publication in 1985 on the newly discovered area of emotion in interpersonal communication, Dr. Metts has published over 20 empirical articles and more than 50 chapters in scholarly books and encyclopedias. She is also highly visible at regional, national, and international conventions with over 150 competitively selected papers, 25 of which have won top scholarship awards.
Dr. Metts will travel to Kansas City, Missouri to be formally inducted into the Hall of Fame during the annual CSCA convention.