2015 Award Winners

Marty Baker Graham Research Grant

Sponsored by the C.R. Anderson Research Fund

Recipient: Ashley Hall, Stephen F. Austin State University

Member Awards

Fellow of the Association

Sponsored by ABC

Recipient: Peter Cardon, University of Southern California

Bernadine P. Branchaw Spirit of ABC Award

Sponsored by ABC

Recipient: Geert Jacobs, Ghent University

Meada Gibbs Outstanding Teacher Award

Sponsored by ABC

Recipient: Amy Newman, Cornell University

Distinguished Member Award

Sponsored by ABC

Recipient: Roger Conaway, TEC de Monterrey

Kitty O. Locker Outstanding Researcher Award

Sponsored by McGraw-Hill Higher Education and ABC

Recipient: Jeanine Warisse Turner, Georgetown University

Francis W. Weeks Award of Merit

Sponsored by ABC

Recipient: Jolanta Aritz, University of Southern California

Award for Excellence in Communication Consulting

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

Recipient: Sana Reynolds, Baruch College, City University of New York

Ambassador Award

Sponsored by ABC

Recipient: Rudi Palmieri, University of Liverpool

Honorary Member

Sponsored by ABC

Recipient: Skip Walter, The TAI Group

Publication Awards

Distinguished Publication on Business Communication

Sponsored by ABC


Sushil Oswal, University of Washington, Tacoma/Seattle

Lisa Meloncon, University of Cincinnati

Outstanding Article of the Year BPCQ

Sponsored by Mary Ellen Guffey and Dana Lowey


Melvin Washington, Howard University

Ephraim Okoro, Howard University

Peter Cardon, University of Southern California 

Outstanding Article of the Year IJBC

Sponsored by Paula Lentz and Kathy Rentz

Recipient: Maria Vernuccio, Sapienza University of Rome

Outstanding Dissertation Award

Sponsored by Special Friend of ABC

Recipients: Minna Logemann, Aalto University

Pearson Award for Innovation in Teaching with Technology

Sponsored by Pearson

Recipient: Alisa Agozzino, Ohio Northern University

Business Communication Impact Award

Sponsored by Marshall School of Business, USC


Deanna Geddes, Temple University

Susan M. Kruml, Millikin University

Student Awards

Outstanding Student Writer

Sponsored by Jim Dubinsky, Mary Munter, and Barbara Shwom


1st place: Audrey Wilson, Northern Kentucky University

2nd place: Katherine Shaw, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

3rd place: Taylor York, Stephen F. Austin State University

Student Case Writer

Sponsored by ABC

Recipient: Susan L. Luck, Pfeiffer University

Graduate Student Travel Awards

Sponsored by ABC and Sustaining Members


Ashley Hall, University of Texas at Tyler
Ashley McNatt, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Becky Morrison, Virginia Tech
Carlos Osuna, University of Southern California
Danica Schieber, Iowa State University
Danielle Ka Lai Lee, City University of Hong Kong
Matt Baker, Iowa State University
Prabin Lama, Virginia Tech
Stephen Carradini, North Carolina State University
Vincent Robles, Iowa State University