The Public Address Division of NCA solicits nominations for the Marie Hochmuth Nichols Award honoring outstanding published scholarship in public address. The award will be presented at the business meeting of the Public Address Division in Philadelphia, in November 2016. Scholarship published in 2015 is eligible for consideration. The Award recognizes individuals who have made significant scholarly contributions to the study of public address.
Marie Hochmuth Nichols (right) was the 55th President of the Speech Association of America (now the National Communication Association) in 1969, editor of the Quarterly Journal of Speech from 1962 to 1965, and recipient of the Speech Communication Association’s Distinguished Service Award in 1976. Her scholarship concentrated on rhetorical theory, as she introduced the field to Kenneth Burke and I. A. Richards, and the criticism of public address. A list of previous Nichols Award recipients may be viewed at the PAD awards web site.
To be considered for the award, nominated authors must be members of the Public Address Division. Single and co-authored, peer-reviewed scholarly books, originally written in English or translated into English from other languages, are eligible for this award.
Nominations must include: (1) a letter of nomination that identifies the scholarly work, specifies the publisher and the publication date, and provides a detailed rationale for why the work should receive the award and (2) three copies of the work being nominated. These materials cannot be returned.
The criteria to be used in selecting the recipient include (1) the importance of the work in extending or altering our understanding of public address and/or rhetorical practice; (2) originality; (3) quality of research; (4) intellectual creativity; and (5) quality of writing.
Members of the Awards Committee who feel that they are unable to be impartial in judging any nominee will recuse themselves from discussion of that nominee.
Deadline for receipt of materials is March 31, 2016.
Send nomination materials to:
Professor Leah Ceccarelli
Department of Communication
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-3740
Submissions for NCA’s 102nd Annual Convention willl open on January 18, 2016. The convention theme is Communication’s Civic Callings.
Read PAD Vice Chair Jennifer Mercieca’s report on planning for the 2016 convention here: 2015 Vice Chair Elect Report.
The PAD Nominating Committee announces the following slate for the 2015 PAD elections. Please attend the PAD business meeting, Friday, 11/20 at 2:00 pm in Brasilia 3, Rio Conference Center. Winners noted in bold/italics.
Vice Chair Elect
Lisa Flores (University of Colorado, Boulder)
John Lynch (University of Cincinnati)
Maegan Parker Brooks (Willamette University)
Leslie Harris (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Michelle Yang (University of Maryland)
Cara Finnegan (University of Illinois)
Johanna Hartelius (University of Pittsburgh)
Sara Vanderhaagen (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)
Nichols Award Committee (vote for two)
James Darsey (Georgia State University)
Davis W. Houck (Florida State University)
Belinda A. Stillion Southard (University of Georgia)
Dave Tell (University of Kansas)
PAD Nominating Committee (vote for five)
Bryan Amsden (Clayton State University)
Jeff Bennett (University of Iowa), Chair
Adina Cheree Carlson (Arizona State University)
Emily Crosby (University of Pittsburgh)
Amanda Edgar (University of Memphis)
Stephen Heidt (Florida Atlantic University)
Kevin E. Johnson (Cal State Long Beach)
Jaclyn Nolan (University of Georgia)
Carly S. Woods (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
Nathan Atkinson (Georgia State University)
NCA Nominating Committee
Kelly Jakes (Wayne State University)
Tiffany Lewis (CUNY Baruch College)
2015 PAD Award Winners are:
Wrage-Baskerville Award (top contributed paper)
Maegan Parker Brooks, Willamette University, “Embracing the Interruptive Voice: Rhetoric, Race, and Public School Deliberation.”
Robert Gunderson Award (top contributed student paper)
Paul McKean, University of Illinois, “Constituting an Economy of Heroes: The Rehabilitation of an Economic Idiom in Ronald Reagan’s 1981 Economic Recovery Campaign.”
Marie Hochmuth Nichols Award
Shawn J. Parry-Giles, University of Maryland, for Hillary Clinton in the News: Gender and Authenticity in American Politics (University of Illinois Press).
Benson-Campbell Dissertation Research Award
Michael J. Steudeman, University of Maryland
Top Paper Panelists, with Vice-Chair Lisa Keränen
From vice-chair Lisa Keränen: a keyword density analysis of the 198 PAD survey responders’ top self-reported keyword terms describing their areas of expertise. “Rhetoric” and “rhetorical” are not included. Click on the image to see the results.
Updates from the Chicago business meeting of the Public Address Division:
2014 PAD Chair’s Report–Kari Anderson
2014 PAD Vice Chair’s Report–Leah Ceccarelli
Vice-Chair Leah Ceccarelli has put together an excellent slate of panels for this year’s convention. A complete list of PAD panels may be found here.
The Public Address Division Business Meeting will be held on Friday, November 21 at the 100th Annual Convention of NCA.
Time: 9:30 am
Place: Hilton Hotel, Grand Ballroom, 2nd Floor
For the meeting agenda, click here.
For the minutes from the 2013 PAD Business Meeting, click here.
The PAD Election Ballot is located here.
The PAD Nominating Committee has announced the ballot for 2014
- Jay Childers
- Jennifer Mercieca
Nominating Committee (five will be elected, and the top vote getter becomes the chair)
- Nathan Atkinson
- Kundai Chirindo
- Lisa Corrigan
- E. Johanna Hartelius
- Tracey Quigley Holden
- Brandon Inabinet
- Alyssa Samek
- Don Waisanen
- Carly Woods
- Michelle Murray Yang
Nichols Award Committee (top two vote getters are elected)
- Tasha Dubriwny
- Jason Edwards
- Danielle Endres
- Brad Vivian
Benson Campbell Dissertation Award Committee
- Jason Edward Black
- Charles E. Morris III
NCA Nominating Committee
- Nathan Crick
- Greg Dickinson
Winans-Wichelns Award Committee
- Robin E. Jensen
- Thomas Lessl