2018 ABC Award Winners

Marty Baker Graham Research Grant

Sponsored by the C.R. Anderson Foundation

Erin Brock Carlson, Purdue University
Mapping Metis: Tracing the Work of Regional Transformation in Appalachia

Member Awards

ABC Rising Star Award

Sponsored by SAGE Publications

Erika Darics, Aston University

Fellow of the Association

Sponsored by ABC

Lisa Gueldenzoph Snyder, North Carolina AT&T State University

Bernadine P. Branchaw Spirit of ABC Award

Sponsored by ABC

Andy Wysor, U.S. Army
Maryann Wysor, Georgia State University

Meada Gibbs Outstanding Teacher-Scholar Award

Sponsored by ABC

Janis Forman, UCLA

Distinguished Member Award

Sponsored by ABC

Kathryn C. Rentz, University of Cincinnati

Honorary Member Award

Sponsored by ABC

Marcos O. Bacelis, Inter-cultural business consultant

Kitty O. Locker Outstanding Researcher Award

Sponsored by McGraw-Hill Higher Education and ABC

Charles Kostelnick, Iowa State University

Francis W. Weeks Award of Merit

Sponsored by ABC

Giuliana Garzone, Università IULM – International University of Languages and Media

Award for Excellence in Communication Consulting

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

Rita Owens, Boston College

Distinction in the Practice of Diversity and Inclusion Award

Sponsored by Peter Cardon

Junhua Wang, University of Minnesota - Duluth

Publication Awards

Distinguished Publication on Business Communication

Sponsored by ABC

Bertha Du-Babcock, City University of Hong Kong
Business Communication Research and Theory Development in Asia: Past, Present, and Future Prospects

Outstanding Article of the Year BPCQ

Sponsored by Mary Ellen Guffey and Dana Lowey

Elizabeth Tomlinson, West Virginia University
Enhancing Student Learning Through Scaffolded Client Projects

Outstanding Article of the Year IJBC

Sponsored by Kathy Rentz

Deborah Andrews, University of Delaware
A Space for Place in Business Communication Research

Outstanding Dissertation Award

Sponsored by Special Friend of ABC

Matthew Baker, Brigham Young University
Contextual Information, Answerabiity and the Logical Construction of Social How-To Questions
PhD Dissertation, Iowa State University

Best Paper for Proceedings

C.P. Moreau, Carnegie Mellon University
Creating a Marketplace Space (CAMS): A Discourse Analysis of 10 Business Pitches from a High-Stakes, Reality TV Show

Business Communication Impact Award

Sponsored by Marshall School of Business, USC

Marcel M. Robles, Eastern Kentucky University

Student Awards

Outstanding Student Writer

Sponsored by Maryann and Andy Wysor and Barbara Shwom

    • 1st place: Kylan Rutherford, Brigham Young University
    • 2nd place: Claudia Hebert, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
    • 3rd place: Jasmine Dias, Suffolk University

Student Case Writer

Laura Barrett, University of Kansas

Graduate Student Travel Awards

Sponsored by ABC and Sustaining Members

Bowen Gao, Ohio University
Brandon Pytel, University of Cincinnati
Brandy Mmbaga, University of Tennessee
Bremen Vance, Iowa State University
Cana Uluak Itchuaqiyaq, Utah State University
C.P. Moreau, Carnegie Mellon University
Doreen Hanke, Texas A&M International University
Erica Bourland, Midwestern State University
Hua Wang, Michigan Technological University
Jason Tham, University of Minnesota
Kathleen Hardesty, Texas Tech University
Katlynne Davis, University of Minnesota
Krista White, Kent State University
Laura Hazelton Jones, IUPUI
Mary Zink, Cal Southern University
Patrick Danner, University of Louisville
Ruby Kirk Nancy, East Carolina University
Samantha Cosgrove, Iowa State University
Sara Doan, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Thomas Scott Randall, Texas Tech University
Yao Yao, City University of Hong Kong