1985 NCA Award Winners

NCA Award Winners by Year

Scholarship Awards

Charles H. Woolbert Research Award

  • Michael Leff & G. P. Mohrmann, “Lincoln at Cooper Union: A Rhetorical Analysis of the Text.” Quarterly Journal of Speech 60 (1974): 346-458; and “Lincoln at Cooper Union: A Rationale for Neo-Classical Criticism.” Quarterly Journal of Speech 60 (1974): 459-467.

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

  • Thomas Tedford, Freedom of Speech in the United States (Southern Illinois University Press, 1985).

Gerald R. Miller Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Awards

  • Kathy Lynn Harbert, The Pennsylvania State University. “A Neuropsychological Framework for the Assessment of Competing Theories of Rhetoric as Epistemic,” (Gerard A. Hauser, advisor).
  • Lester Clarence Olson, University of Wisconsin. “Emblems of American Community: A Study in Rhetorical Iconology,” (Edwin Black, advisor). 
  • Roger C. Pace, The Pennsylvania State University. “The Role of Communication in Consensus Formation: A Descriptive Analysis of Interaction Differences between High and Low Consensus Groups,” (Herman Cohen, advisor).

Golden Anniversary Book Award

  • Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Packaging the Presidency (Oxford University Press, 1984).

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

  • Thomas O. Sloane, Donne, Milton and the End of Humanist Rhetoric (University of California Press, 1985).

Karl R. Wallace Memorial Award

  • John Poulakos


Service Awards

Robert J. Kibler Memorial Award

  • Dennis S. Gouran

Samuel L. Becker Distinguished Service Award

  • Wilbur S. Howell