2015 PAD Ballot

NCA 2015 Convention

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)

Benson-Campbell Committee
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)

PAD Announces 2015 Award Winners

2015 PAD Award Winners are:

W-B Winner 2015Wrage-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)
RG Winner 2015Paul 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

MHN Winner 2015Shawn J. Parry-Giles, University of Maryland, for Hillary Clinton in the News: Gender and Authenticity in American Politics (University of Illinois Press).

B-C Winner 2015Benson-Campbell Dissertation Research Award

Michael J. Steudeman, University of Maryland



Top Paper Panelists 2015

Top Paper Panelists, with Vice-Chair Lisa Keränen

What We Study?

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.


PAD Election Ballot, 2014

2014 Convention Webpage Banner

The PAD Nominating Committee has announced the ballot for 2014

Vice Chair-Elect

  • 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

PAD Announces 2014 Award Winners

2014 PAD Award winners are:

Wrage-Baskerville Award (top contributed paper)

PAD W-B WinnersBrian Ott, Hamilton Bean, and Kellie Marin, University of Colorado-Denver, “Securitization in the Era of Control Society: Modulating Mood and Message at The CELL.”

Robert Gunderson Award (top contributed student paper)

PAD RG WinnerCourtney Travers, University of Illinois, “The Presence of Aesthetic Pasts: The Rhetorical Invention of Jacqueline Kennedy in Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue.

Marie Hochmuth Nichols Award

PAD MHN WinnerLeah Ceccarelli, On the Frontier of Science: An American Rhetoric of Exploration and Exploitation (Michigan State University Press).

Benson-Campbell Award

PAD B-C WinnerElizabeth Gardner, University of Maryland