1979 NCA Award Winners

NCA Award Winners by Year

Scholarship Awards

Franklyn S. Haiman Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Freedom of Expression

  • Nickie Fleener, “‘The Worst Case of Racial Equality He Ever Saw’: The Supreme Court, Motion Picture Censorship, and the Color Line,” Free Speech Yearbook 18 (1979): 1-15.

Gerald R. Miller Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Awards

  • Kathleen Reardon, University of Massachusetts. “Conversational Deviance: A Developmental Perspective,” (Vernon Cronen, advisor).
  • Joseph Folger, University of Wisconsin. “The Communicative Indicants of Power, Dominance and Submission,” (Joseph Cappella, advisor).
  • Donald Rubin, University of Minnesota. “Development in Syntactic and Strategic Aspects of Audience Adaptation Skills in Written Persuasive Communication.” (Gene L. Piche, advisor).

Golden Anniversary Book Award

  • Charles R. Gruner, Understanding Laughter: The Workings of Wit & Humor (Nelson Hall, 1978).

James A. Winans-Herbert A. Wichelns Memorial Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Rhetoric and Public Address

  • Don Burks, ed. Rhetoric, Philosophy and Literature: An Exploration (Purdue University Press, 1978).

Karl R. Wallace Memorial Award

  • Kurt W. Ritter


Service Awards

Robert J. Kibler Memorial Award

  • John Bowers

Samuel L. Becker Distinguished Service Award

  • Douglas Ehninger