2007 NCA Award Winners

NCA Award Winners by Year

Teaching Awards

Donald H. Ecroyd Award for Outstanding Teaching in Higher Education

  • Kathleen J. Turner, Davidson College

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

  • Tina Winings

Michael and Suzanne Osborn Community College Outstanding Educator Award

  • Tasha Van Horn, Citrus College

Wallace A. Bacon Lifetime Teaching Excellence Award

  • Larry Schnoor


Scholarship Awards

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

  • Leslie A. Baxter, University of Iowa

Charles H. Woolbert Research Award

  • Thomas K. Nakayama & Robert L. Krizek, “Whiteness: A Strategic Rhetoric.” Quarterly Journal of Speech, 81 (1995): 291-309.

Diamond Anniversary Book Award

  • Trevor Parry-Giles, The Character of Justice: Rhetoric, Law, and Politics in the Supreme Court Confirmation Process. (Michigan State University Press, 2006).

Donald P. Cushman Memorial Award

  • Andy J. Merolla, The Ohio State University, “Modeling Relational Continuity in Distance Relationships”

Douglas W. Ehninger Distinguished Rhetorical Scholar Award

  • Barbara Ann Biesecker

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

  • John Durham Peters, Courting the Abyss: Free Speech and the Liberal Tradition (University of Chicago Press, 2005).

Gerald M. Phillips Award for Distinguished Applied Communication Scholarship

  • Julia T. Wood

Gerald R. Miller Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Awards

  • Ann Neville Miller, University of Georgia. “Self-Disclosure of HIV Seropositivity in Nairobi, Kenya: Targets, Methods and Motivations,” (Donald L. Rubin, advisor).
  • Dave Tell, The Pennsylvania State University. “The Politics of Public Confession: Expressivism and American Democracy,” (Rosa Eberly, advisor).

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

  • Phaedra C. Pezzullo, Toxic Tourism: Rhetorics of Pollution, Travel, and Environmental Justice (University of Alabama Press, 2006).

James L. Golden Outstanding Student Essay in Rhetoric Award

  • Theresa A. Donofrio, University of Maryland  

Karl R. Wallace Memorial Award

  • Ekaterina V. Haskins

Leslie Irene Coger Award for Distinguished Performance

  • Lynn C. Miller

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

  • Jacqueline Taylor


Service Awards

Robert J. Kibler Memorial Award

  • David Henry

Samuel L. Becker Distinguished Service Award

  • William F. Eadie