UPDATE: Assistant Professor Lindsey Anderson will receive the NCA Communication and Aging Division's Outstanding Article Award for "An Examination of Nurses' Intergeneration Communicative Experiences in the Workplace: Do Nurses Eat Their Young?," that appeared in Communication Quarterly.

UPDATE: Associate Professor Damien Pfister and Assistant Professor Carly Woods will receive the NCA Visual Communication Division's Outstanding Article of the Year Award for "The Unnaturalistic Enthymeme: Figuration, Interpretation, and Critique after Digital Mediation," that appeared in Argumentation & Advocacy.

Three Terps will receive national awards from the National Communication Association at the NCA convention in November.

Doctoral alumna Lisa Corrigan (Ph.D., 2006) will receive the Diamond Anniversary Book Award, given to the most outstanding scholarly book(s) published during the previous two years. Dr. Corrigan will receive the award for her book Prison Power: How Prison Influenced the Movement for Black Liberation (University Press of Mississippi, 2016). In Prison Power, Corrigan explores connections between the rise of mass incarceration and the Civil Rights Movement to consider how tensions of confinement and emancipation shaped activists' visions of freedom. Professor Corrigan's study underscores how policies of mass incarceration effectively target people of color and how America may begin to reimagine productive relations across difference in our diverse society. Corrigan is an associate professor of Communication and Director of the Gender Studies Program at the University of Arkansas.

Ph.D. student Yvonne Slosarski will receive the Stephen E. Lucas Debut Publication Award, an award that seeks to encourage and reward new scholars in the communication discipline. It aims to identify and hold up for praise a contribution to the discipline by an author or authors publishing their first scholarly book or monograph. Slosarski will receive the Lucas Award for her article “Jamming Market Rhetoric in Wisconsin's 2011 Labor Protests,” published in Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies 13 (2016): 250-268. The selection committee noted that "Yvonne Slosarski’s  article makes a significant contribution to the discussion about culture jamming and politics and does so in a compelling and approachable way. Slosarski achieves a careful balance between rhetorical analysis and theoretical discussion and the piece is timely, original, and sophisticated. As such, it should appeal to a wide readership within (and outside of) communication studies." 

Doctoral alumnus Michael Steudeman (Ph.D., 2016) will receive the Gerald R. Miller Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award, presented to most outstanding dissertations completed in the discipline of Communication. He will receive the award for his dissertation entitled “The Educational Imaginary in Radical Reconstruction: Congressional Public Policy Rhetoric and American Federalism, 1862-1872." The committee noted that Dr. Steudeman's project "embodies the best qualities of scholarship in rhetorical histories. It vivifies the post-Civil War debates on education for contemporary audiences, producing a dissertation of interest for both those embedded in that historical juncture and those who are not." In the last five years, three graduates from the department's doctoral program have received the Miller Award, a record that leaves Maryland unrivaled by any other doctoral program in the nation. Steudeman is a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Memphis.

In addition, the following Terps will appear on Top Paper panels at the upcoming NCA Convention:

  • Lindsey Anderson, Top Papers, Communication & Aging Division
  • Luke Capizzo, Top Student Papers, Public Relations Division
  • Victoria Ledford, Top Papers, Basic Course Division
  • Nathaniel Stoltz, Top Student Papers, Argumentation & Forensics Division (2 papers)

For a complete list of Terps@NCA, 2017, click here.


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