Outstanding Dissertation Award Winners

2018

Matthew Baker, Brigham Young University
"Contextual Information, Answerability, and the Logical Construction of Social How-to Questions"

2017

Kathryn Meier, University of Delaware
"Deconstructing DuPont Discourse: How Storytelling Shaped the Identity and Reputation of an American Enterprise"

2016
Karin Goettsch, University of Minnesota
"Understanding Intercultural Communication on Global Virtual Teams:  Exploring Challenges of Language, Culture, Technology, and Collaboration"

2015
Minna Logemann, Aalto University
"Strategic Change Under Construction:  Role of Strategy Narratives"

2014
Ewa Kusmierczyk, Victoria University of Wellington
"'The Only Problem is Getting the Job' - Multimodal Analysis of Job Interviews in New Zealand"

2013
Jacob Rawlins, University of Louisville (degree-Iowa State University)
"Building Consensus: Workplace Myth-Building as a Unifying Rhetorical Strategy"

2013
Mathew Sharp, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (degree - Virginia Tech)
"Organizational Identity-Power in Practice: The Rhetorics of University Identity"

2012
Colin Clark, The University of New South Wales (degree - Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
“Communication Competence in Call Centre Agents: A Multi-Method Study of Solidarity Building and Conversation Control on Agent Performance”          

2011
Michael J. Meredith, University of North Carolina (degree - Bowling Green State University, Ohio)
“An Examination of Individual Differences in Communication-Related Social Cognitive Structures in Association with Selling Effectiveness"

2010
Christopher Toth, Iowa State University
"Child's Play: Investigating the Genre of Toy Safety Recall Notices"

2009
Elizabeth de Groot, Radboud University Nijmegen
"English Annual Report in Europe: A Study on the Identification and Reception for Genre Characteristics in Multimodal Annual Reports Originating in the Netherlands and in the United Kingdom"

2008
Linda Burak Gretton, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
"The Rhetorical Helix of the Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Industries: Strategies of Transformation through Definition, Description, and Ingratiation"

2007
Rebecca Pope Ruark, Iowa State University
"Challenging the Necessity of Organizational Community for Rhetorical Genre Use: Community and Genre in the Work of Integrated Marketing Communication Agency Writers"