Communication Ethics Division

Interest Group Awards

Listed here are awards given by the Interest Group to its members. Interests Groups are smaller communities within NCA's large membership that provide a range of resources including networking opportunities, Annual Convention programming, leadership opportunities, awards, and specialized information dissemination channels, among others.

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Top Single-Author Book of the Year Award

Year Award Winner
2023 Yael Warshel, Experiencing the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Children, Peace Communication and Socialization (Cambridge University Press, 2022)
2022 Ronald C. Arnett, Communication Ethics and Tenacious Hope: Contemporary Implications of the Scottish Enlightenment
2021 Margaret Mullan, Seeking Communion as Healing Dialogue: Gabriel Marcel’s Philosophy Today;
2020 Alexandra C. Klarén, On Becoming Neighbors: The Communication Ethics of Fred Rogers 
2018 Ryan S. Bisel, Organizational Moral Learning: A Communication Approach
2017 Ronald C. Arnett, Levinas's Rhetorical Demand: The Unending Obligation of Communication Ethics (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2017)
2016 David Gunkel, Of Remixology: Ethics and Aesthetics After Remix (MIT 2016)

Top Journal Article of the Year Award

Year Award Winner
2023 Clint G. Graves & Leland G. Spencer, “Against Knowing: The Rhetorical Structure of Epistemic Violence,” published in Southern Communication Journal in 2022.
2022 Deborah Eicher-Catt, "Peirce, Dewey, and the Aesthetics of Semioethics: Felt Qualities, Embodied Intensities, and the Precarity of Relational Fulfillment" published in The American Journal of Semiotics in 2021.
2021 Leda Cooks,"The Communicative Ethics of Racial Identity in Dialogue"
2019 Andrew Tinker, "Communication Ethics and Rejection of Paternalism in John Stuart Mill's On Liberty" Communication Quarterly 67.3
2018 Kevin Healey and Richard Potter, "Coding the Privileged Self: Facebook and the Ethics of Psychoanalysis 'Outside the Clinic'"
2017 Scott R. Stroud, "Rhetoric, Ethics & the Principle of Charity," Language and Dialogue 7.1(2017), 26-44.
2016 Paula Tompkins, “Acknowledgement, Justice, and Communication Ethics,” Review of Communication 15(2015), 240-257.

Top Paper Award

Year Award Winner
2021 Andrew Tinker,"On the Ethics of Legal Advertising: Commerce and the Professions in Bates v. State Bar of Arizona"
2020 Craig T. Maier, "‘Let Me Walk With You’: Communicative Coaching and Communication Administration at the Crossroads"
2019 Miles Coleman, "Moral Luck and the Communicative Wrongdoing of Machines"
2018 Elizabeth S. Parks, "Ethical Listening across Difference: Inviting Hope for Sustainable Hospitality"
2017 Alexandra Klaren, "Becoming Dialogical: An Inquiry into the Communication Ethics Origins of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood"
2016 Leda Cooks, “Intercultural Communication, Ethics and Activism Pedagogy”

Top Student Paper Award


Year Award Winner
2020 Branden Ingersoll,"Unintended Consequences of Political Polarization: A Call for Dialogic Ethics"
2019 Austin Hestdalen, "Neighbors and Strangers: A Communication Ethics for the City"
2018 Benjamin Aaron Firgens, "Taking Technology Ethically: Dependency, Care and the Possibilities of Sustainable Rhetorics"
2018 Joel Lansing Reed, "Fomenting Extremism: Producin Polarization in Opposing Primaries and the Ethics of Political Advertising
2017 David impellizzeri, "Recovering the Self and Practical Reason: Charles Taylor at the Intersection of Communication Eithcs, Rhetoric, and Hermeneutics"
2016 Margaret Mullan, “Hope and History Rhyme: Other-ways of Remembering and Forgetting in Northern Ireland”

Top Edited Book

Year Award Winner
2019 Michael J. Hyde, The Interruption That We Are: The Health of the Lived Body, Narrative, and Public Moral Argument (Studies in Rhetoric/Communication)
2018 Susanna, Priest, Jean Goodwin, and Michael F. Dahlstrom, Ethics and Practices in Science Communication

Leadership & Service Recognition Award

Year Award Winner
2023 Kati Sudnick
2020 Janie Harden Fritz
2019 Michelle A. Leavitt
2018 John H. Prellwitz

Teaching Award

Year Award Winner
2023 Leeanne M. Bell McManus
2020 Leandra H. Hernández
2019 Melba Vélez Ortiz
2018 Kevin Healy