1981 NCA Award Winners

NCA Award Winners by Year

Scholarship Awards

Charles H. Woolbert Research Award

  • Robert Scott, “On Viewing Rhetoric as Epistemic.” Central States Speech Communication Journal 18 (1967): 9-17.

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

  • Janice E. Schuetz, “Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s Approach to the Philosophy and Function of Free Expression,” Free Speech Yearbook 20 (1981): 69-77.

Gerald R. Miller Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Awards

  • Eric Weisman, Temple University. “The Rhetoric of Holocaust Survivors: A Dramatistic Perspective,” (James Chesebro, advisor).
  • Earl Creps, III,  Northwestern University. “The Conspiracy Argument as Rhetorical Genre,” (David Zarefsky, advisor). 
  • Nicky J. Stoyanoff, Michigan State University. “An Examination of the Relationship between Social Structural Factors, Complexity of the Information Environment, Individuals’ Processing Style, and Cognitive Structure,” (Edward L. Fink, advisor).

Golden Anniversary Book Award

  • George A. Kennedy, Classical Rhetoric and its Christian and Secular Tradition from Ancient to Modern Times (University of North Carolina Press, 1980).
  • Susan B. Shimanoff, Communication Rules: Theory and Research (Sage, 1980).

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

  • Paul Boase, Rhetoric of Protest and Reform (Ohio University Press, 1980).

Karl R. Wallace Memorial Award

  • Scott Jacobs


Service Awards

Robert J. Kibler Memorial Award

  • No award given

Samuel L. Becker Distinguished Service Award

  • Loren Reid