Numerous faculty receive recognition for research and appointments to editorial boards | Communication Studies
August 29, 2011

Numerous faculty receive recognition for research and appointments to editorial boards

Dr. Karen Anderson and Ms. Frances May's (UNT Librarian) article "Does the method of instruction matter?: An experimental examination of information literacy instruction in online, blended, and face-to-face classrooms", was selected by as "LIRT's Top Twenty" library instruction articles of 2010. Each year a national committee, Library Instruction Round Table, selects the top twenty articles in the library science discipline based on quality of writing, usefulness of research, and stimulating ideas. The project was the result of an interdisciplinary collaboration that began in 2005 when Dr. Anderson and Ms. May met to discuss the information literacy needs of COMM 1010 students. The project was funded by the Blended Learning Project Grant and Quality Enhancement Project Grant, Dr. Anderson was award.

Dr. Suzanne Enck-Wanzer has received the 2011 Organization for Research on Women and Communication (ORWAC) Research Development Grant for her project entitled "Living Their Stories: Interrogating Cycles of Victimization, Incarceration, and Healing." According to ORWAC, the grant is "designed to assist feminist scholars completing research or creative projects that privilege and advance understandings about the intersectionality and complexity defining women's lives. Broadly speaking, submitted projects are those that chart new ground in disciplinary knowledge about women and gender; that offer insights about the challenges and negotiations confronted by women in light of intersecting identities; and/or that favor the voices, experiences, discourses, performances and lives of women."

Dr. Jay Allison has assumed a three-year term as Editor of the National Review Board. On August 1, Dr. Jay Allison became Editor of the Performance Studies Division's National Review Board (NRB). The NRB, recognized by the National Communication Association, operates as the equivalent of a peer-reviewed journal for creative scholarship. Department chairs or their delegates who would like a peer-review of a faculty member's creative work, contract with the editor to find a qualified scholar to attend the performance and write a detailed critique for inclusion in the faculty member's tenure and/or promotion dossier.

Dr. Brian Richardson was invited to serve as an Editorial Board Member for the academic journal Management Communication Quarterly (MCQ). MCQ is generally considered the top organizational communication research outlet. According to the Sage Publication website, "MCQ publishes conceptually rigorous, empirically-driven, and practice-relevant research from across the organizational and management communication fields and has strong appeal across all disciplines concerned with organizational studies and the management sciences." The journal has an impact factor of 1.109, and is ranked 16th out of 67 journals in Communication Studies.