2021 ABC Award Winners

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Member Awards

ABC Rising Star Award

Sponsored by SAGE Publications

Stephen Carradini, Arizona State University

Distinguished Member

Sponsored by ABC

Barbara Davis, University of Memphis
Almut Koester, Vienna University of Economics and Business

Fellow of the Association

Sponsored by ABC

Janis Forman, University of California, Los Angeles

Honorary Member Award

Sponsored by ABC

Saint Lowman, University of Maine at Presque Isle

Kitty O. Locker Outstanding Researcher Award

Sponsored by McGraw-Hill Higher Education and ABC

Yeonkwon Jung, Kansai Gaidai University

Francis W. Weeks Award of Merit

Sponsored by ABC

Bertha Du-Babcock, Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages

Award for Excellence in Communication Consulting

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

Jenny Morse, Colorado State University

Distinction in the Practice of Diversity and Inclusion Award

Sponsored by Peter Cardon

Sushil Oswal, University of Washington
Zsuzsanna Palmer, Grand Valley State University

Innovation in Teaching with Technology Award

Sponsored by Amy Newmann

Sean Trainer, University of Florida

Ambassador Travel Award

Sponsored by ABC

Clark Barwick, Indiana University

Publication Awards

Distinguished Book on Business Communication

Sponsored by SAGE

Andrew Herrmann
The Routledge International Handbook of Organizational Autoethnography

Outstanding Article of the Year BPCQ

Sponsored by Mary Ellen Guffey and Dana Lowey

Sally O. Hastings, Sandra Aponte, Esther Valverde, Catherine Gristock, Rebecka Fraser, Michelle Missigman, Jordan Bicasan, & Luisa Rosas
University of Central Florida

Nonverbal Communication and Writing Deficiencies of Graduates: Research by Undergraduates for

Outstanding Article of the Year IJBC

Sponsored by Kathy Rentz and Paula Lentz

Danielle LaGree, Brian Houston, Margaret Duffy, & Haejung Shin
University of Missouri

The Effect of Respect: Respectful Communication at Work Drives Resiliency, Engagement, and Job Satisfaction among Early Career Employees

Outstanding Article on Business Communication in Non-ABC Journal

Sponsored by ABC

Junhua Wang
University of Minnesota, Duluth

Genre Change in the Online Context: Responding to Negative Online Reviews and Redefining an Effective
Genre Construct on Amazon.com

Outstanding Dissertation Award

Sponsored by Special Friend of ABC

Rebecca Van Herck, 
Ghent University

Dear Customer, you’ve got mail: A closer look at discourse moves, discursive legitimation, and the effects of interpersonal strategies in email responses to customer complaints.

Business Communication Impact Award

Sponsored by Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California

Peter Cardon, University of Southern California
Bryan Marshall, Georgia College

The Hype and Reality of Social Media Use for Work Collaboration and Team Communication
Published in the International Journal of Business Communication