Frisby Named Editor of Basic Communication Course Annual

A release published by the Basic Communication Course Annual. 

(May 7, 2019) - The leadership of the Basic Communication Course Annual (BCCA) is pleased to announce Brandi Frisby of the University of Kentucky as its next editor, beginning with Volume 33. Dr. Frisby is currently Associate Professor in the School of Information Science at the University of Kentucky.

A longtime member of the editorial board of the BCCA, Dr. Frisby earned her Ph.D. from West Virginia University in 2010. Since then, she has been actively involved in basic communication course administration, service, and research. She served as Basic Course Director at the University of Kentucky, has been involved in the Basic Course Divisions of ECA, CSCA, and NCA, and helped to co-plan the 2015 Basic Course Directors Conference held in Lexington, KY.

A scholar in the area of the basic course, communication pedagogy, and instructional communication, Dr. Frisby has published in outlets including Basic Communication Course Annual, Communication Education, Communication Methods and Measures, Communication Studies, Communication Research Reports, Communication Reports, Qualitative Research Reports in Communication, Communication Teacher, Computers and Education, and The Handbook of Instructional Communication: Rhetorical and Relational Perspectives, among others.

Dr. Frisby will be the second editor of the BCCA since its move to a digital platform published through the University of Dayton. All prior editions can be viewed and downloaded at no cost at

Dr. Frisby will author a call for manuscripts for the journal which will be available in early spring 2020. All submissions will be made through the journal's website.

We congratulate Dr. Frisby and look forward to her stewardship of the journal these next three years!