2019 ABC Award Winners

Margaret Baker Graham Research Grant

Sponsored by the C.R. Anderson Foundation

Doreen Hanke, Texas A&M International University
Can Employees Motivate Themselves? The Link Between Peer Motivating Language and Employee Outcomes

Member Awards

ABC Rising Star Award

Sponsored by SAGE Publications

Andrew Quagliata, Cornell University

Distinguished Member

Sponsored by ABC

Debbie DuFrene, Stephen F. Austin State University

Fellow of the Association

Sponsored by ABC

Marcel Robles, Eastern Kentucky University
Ronald Dulek, University of Alabama

Bernadine P. Branchaw Spirit of ABC Award

Sponsored by ABC

Marsha Bayless, Stephen F. Austin State University

Honorary Member Award

Sponsored by ABC

Robyn Dubinsky

Meada Gibbs Outstanding Teacher-Scholar Award

Sponsored by ABC

Kristen Lucas, University of Louisville

Kitty O. Locker Outstanding Researcher Award

Sponsored by McGraw-Hill Higher Education and ABC

Yan Jin, Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication - University of Georgia

Francis W. Weeks Award of Merit

Sponsored by ABC

Sushil Oswal, University of Washington, Seattle

Award for Excellence in Communication Consulting

Sponsored by Association of Professional Communication Consultants (APCC) and ABC

Curtis Newbold, Westminster College

Distinction in the Practice of Diversity and Inclusion Award

Sponsored by Peter Cardon

Clive Muir, ThinkCraftSolve

Publication Awards

Distinguished Book on Business Communication

Sponsored by ABC

Kristen Getchell, Babson College
Paula Lentz, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
Rhetorical Theory and Praxis in the Business Communication Classroom

Outstanding Article of the Year BPCQ

Sponsored by Mary Ellen Guffey and Dana Lowey

Sarah Rosol & Dale Cyphert, University of Northern Iowa
Profiling Potential Plagiarizers: A Mastery Learning Instructional Technique to Enhance Competency

Outstanding Article of the Year IJBC

Sponsored by Kathy Rentz

Patricia Sias & Kaylin Duncan, The University of Arizona
Not Just for Customers Anymore: Organization Facebook, Employee Social Capital, and Organizational Identification

Outstanding Article on Business Communication in Non-ABC Journal

Sponsored by ABC

Clarice S.C. Chan, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Proposing and Illustrating a Research-Informed Approach to Curriculum Development for Specific Topics in Business English

Outstanding Dissertation Award

Sponsored by Special Friend of ABC

Lorraine Yao, City University of Hong Kong
Intercultural Communicative Competence in China-Based Corporations: An Analysis of Chinese Professionals' Perceived Communicative Needs, Challenges, and Strategies 
Ph.D. Dissertation, City University of Hong Kong

Best Paper for Proceedings

Dale Cyphert, Northern Iowa University
Visual Persuasions: Presentations in the Era of Big Data

Business Communication Impact Award

Sponsored by Marshall School of Business, USC

Gail Fann Thomas, Naval Postgraduate School
Roxanne Zolin, Noble International Business School
Jackie Hartman
The Central Role of Communication in Developing Trust and its Effect on Employee Involvement
Published in the International Journal of Business Communication

Student Awards

Outstanding Student Writer

Sponsored by Barbara Shwom

    • 1st place: Daniel Hodges, University of Louisville
    • 2nd place: Sara Romney, Brigham Young University
    • 3rd place: Miranda Matthews, Suffolk University

Graduate Student Travel Awards

Sponsored by ABC and Sustaining Members

Doreen Hanke, Texas A&M International University
Mollie Hartup, Kent State University
Samuel Head, Ohio State University
Shelley Hepler, University of Kansas
Yaqian Jiang, University of Southern Florida
Lauren Ashley Malone, Iowa State University
Amalia Merino, University of Texas at Austin
Jeremy Rosselot-Merritt, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Craig (C.P.) Moreau, Carnegie Mellon University
Ruby Kirk Nancy, East Carolina University
Lindsay Neufer, Purdue University
Mason Pellegrini, Purdue University
Nupoor Ranade, North Carolina State University
Amaly Santiago, University of South Florida
Hua Wang, Michigan Technical University
Ryan Wold, University of Minnesota Twin Cities