2009 NCA Award Winners

NCA Award Winners by Year

Teaching Awards

Donald H. Ecroyd Award for Outstanding Teaching in Higher Education

  • James W. Chesebro, Ball State University

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

  • Valerie A. Goff Whitecap

Michael and Suzanne Osborn Community College Outstanding Educator Award

  • David Kosloski, Clark College

Wallace A. Bacon Lifetime Teaching Excellence Award

  • Mary Francis HopKins


Scholarship Awards

Bernard J. Brommel Award for Outstanding Scholarship or Distinguished Service in Family Communication

  • John Caughlin, University of Illinois

Charles H. Woolbert Research Award

  • Joseph Walther, “Computer Mediated Communication: Impersonal, Interpersonal and Hyperpersonal Interaction.” Communication Research 23 (1996): 3-43.

Diamond Anniversary Book Award

  • Karlyn Kohrs Campbell & Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Presidents Creating the Presidency: Deeds Done in Words. (University of Chicago Press, 2008).

Donald P. Cushman Memorial Award

  • Abigail Selzer King, Purdue University, “Drawing Paul Revere as a Klansman: Image, Rhetoric, and Anachronistic Arguments for Legitimacy” & Bryan McCann, Marian University, "Genocide as Representative Anecdote: Crack Cocaine, the CIA, and the Nation of Islam in Gary Webb’s ‘Dark Alliance’”

Douglas W. Ehninger Distinguished Rhetorical Scholar Award

  • Bonnie J. Dow

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

  • Erik Ugland, “Demarcating the Right to Gather News: A Sequential Interpretation of the First Amendment,” Duke Journal of Constitutional Law and Public Policy 3 (2008): 113-189.

Gerald M. Phillips Award for Distinguished Applied Communication Scholarship

  • Katherine Miller

Gerald R. Miller Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Awards

  • Kevin Coe, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. “Words of War: Presidential Rationales for Military Action from World War II to Iraq,” (Scott Alhaus, advisor).
  • Rivka Syd Eisner, University of North Carolina. “Re-Staging Revolution and Remembering Toward Change: National Liberation Front Women Perform Prospective Memory in Vietnam,” (Della Pollock, advisor).

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

  • Karlyn Kohrs Campbell & Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Presidents Creating the Presidency: Deeds Done in Words (University of Chicago Press, 2008).

James L. Golden Outstanding Student Essay in Rhetoric Award

  • Jaclyn Howell, University of Kansas

Karl R. Wallace Memorial Award

  • Jeffrey Bennett

Leslie Irene Coger Award for Distinguished Performance

  • Daniel W. Heaton

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

  • Bernadette Marie Calafell

Mark L. Knapp Award in Interpersonal Communication

  • Howard Giles


Service Awards

Robert J. Kibler Memorial Award

  • Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz

Samuel L. Becker Distinguished Service Award

  • Herbert W. Simons