1992 NCA Award Winners

NCA Award Winners by Year

Teaching Awards

Donald H. Ecroyd Award for Outstanding Teaching in Higher Education

  • Donald P. Cushman, State University of New York, Albany

Marcella E. Oberle Award for Outstanding Teaching in Grades K-12

  • Thomas Kaye

Wallace A. Bacon Lifetime Teaching Excellence Award

  • Carroll C. Arnold


Scholarship Awards

Charles H. Woolbert Research Award

  • G. Thomas Goodnight, “The Personal, Technical, and Public Spheres of Argument.” Journal of the American Forensics Association 18 (1982): 214-227.

Douglas W. Ehninger Distinguished Rhetorical Scholar Award

  • Jane Blankenship

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

  • Paul Siegel, “Masson v. New Yorker: Journalists Look at their Own Craft,” Free Speech Yearbook 30 (1992): 56-73..

Gerald R. Miller Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Awards

  • Stephen D. O'Leary, Northwestern University. “Reading the Signs of the Times: A Topical and Dramatistic Analysis of the Logic of Apocalyptic Advocacy,” (G. Thomas Goodnight, advisor).
  • Becky L. Omdahl,  University of Wisconsin. “Exploration of Cognitive Appraisal Approaches to Emotion as a Basis for Decoding Accuracy and Empathy,” (Joseph Cappella, advisor).
  • James T. West, University of Utah. “Discursive Practices and Relations of Power: A Qualitative Study of Intimate Violence,” (Leonard Hawes, advisor).

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

  • Lester C. Olson, Emblems of American Community in the Revolutionary Era: A Study in Rhetorical Iconology (Smithsonian Institution Press, 1991).

Karl R. Wallace Memorial Award

  • Kathryn M. Olson

Lilla A. Heston Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Interpretation and Performance Studies

  • Dwight Conquergood


Service Awards

Robert J. Kibler Memorial Award

  • Wilmer Linkugel

Samuel L. Becker Distinguished Service Award

  • Malcolm O. Sillars