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Faculty Awards

Department of Communication Studies Faculty are recipients of numerous awards, including the following:

Analisa Arroyo

  • Top Paper Award (Co-Authored), Health Communication Division, National Communication Association, 2014

Barbara Biesecker:

  • Francine Merritt Award, Women's Caucus and Feminist and Women's Studies Division, National Communication Association, 2013
  • Distinguished Scholar Award, The Rhetorical and Communication Theory Division, National Communication Association, 2011
  • John I. Sisco Excellence in Teaching Award, Southern States Communication Association, 2011
  • Douglas Ehninger Distinguished Rhetorical Scholar Award, The National Communication Association, 2007
  • Finalist. Outstanding Young Investigator Award, Rhetorical and Communication Theory, National Communication Association, 1997
  • Presidential Citation for Outstanding Service. National Communication Association. 1996
  • Special Spotlight Vice Presidential Panel on "The Scholarship of Barbara Biesecker," The Southern States Communication Association Annual Conference. Norfolk, Virginia. 1994

Celeste Condit:

  • Faculty Excellence Award, University of Georgia, Graduate Forum, 2021
  • Faculty Excellence Award, University of Georgia, Graduate Forum, 2006
  • Carroll C. Arnold Distinguished Lecturer, National Communication Association, 2004
  • National Communication Association Distinguished Scholar, Elected 2002
  • Douglas Ehninger Distinguished Rhetorical Scholar Award, The National Communication Association, 1998

Kelly Happe:

  • NCA Diamond Anniversary Book Award, National Communication Association, 2014
  • NCA Golden Anniversary Monograph Award, National Communication Association, 2014
  • Best Dissertation of the Year, Women's Studies Program, University of Pittsburgh, 2003
  • Andrew Mellon Pre-doctoral Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh, 1999-2000
  • Cultural Studies Fellowship, Cultural Studies Program, University of Pittsburgh, 1998-1999
  • Selected for American Debate Tour of Israel, Committee for International Discussion and Debate, National Communication Association, November 1995

Tina Harris:

  • Religious Communication Association Scholar of the Year, 2011
  • Southern States Communication Association Outreach Award, 2010.
  • Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professorship, University of Georgia, 2010
  • 2001 Image Award, University of Georgia Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
  • Recognition of Scholarship and Publication, African American Communication and Culture Commission and the Black Caucus, National Communication Association, 1999

Thomas Lessl:

  • Book of the Year, Religious Communication Association, 2012
  • Article Award, Religious Communication Association, 2010
  • Article Award, Religious Communication Association, 2005
  • Excellence in Teaching, University of Georgia Student Government, 2004
  • Karl Wallace Memorial Award, 1989.

Jennifer Monahan:

  • Creative Research Medal for Innovative Research on Alcohol and Interpersonal Behavior, University of Georgia, 2007
  • Board Member, Center for Health and Risk Communication. 2006
  • Fellow, Behavioral Health Sciences Institute, The University of Georgia. 2005
  • Distinguished Monograph Award (Co-Authored), Applied Division, National Communication Association, 1998

Edward Panetta:

  • Friend of Oxford Award, 2011
  • Sandy Beaver Teaching Award, University of Georgia, 2010
  • Glen R. Pelham National Debate Coach of the Year, 2007
  • NDT/CEDA Southeastern Policy Debate Coach of the Year, 2004
  • National Communication Association, Political Communication Division, Top Paper 2001

Jennifer Samp:

  • Top Paper (Co-Authored), Interpersonal Communication Division, National Communication Association, 2011
  • Top Paper (Co-Authored), Interpersonal Communication Division, Southern States Communication Association, 2010
  • Faculty of the Year Award, Graduate Student Association, Department of Speech Communication, University of Georgia, 2009
  • Top Paper (Co-Authored), Interpersonal Communication Division, National Communication Association, 2006
  • Outstanding Female Faculty Award, Presented by the University of Oklahoma Women’s Outreach Center, 2001

Jiyeon So

  • Top Paper Award (Co-Authored), Health Communication Division, National Communication Association, 2014

Roger Stahl:

  • Faculty Department Graduation Speaker, Elected by Student Body, Spring Commencement 2007
  • Edwin Earle Sparks Graduate Fellowship, Penn State University, 2003
  • Graduate Scholar Award, Penn State University, 2000-2001
  • Masters Degree Awarded with Distinction, Northern Illinois University, 2000

Belinda Stillion Southard:

  • Indiana University Overseas Conference Fund Award, International Conference on Rhetorical Citizenship, 2008.

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