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Department of Communication Studies Wins Major University Teaching Awards

The department of Communication Studies continued its tradition of excellence in teaching as the university honored three of its instructors with major teaching awards.

Dr. Larry Grossberg, the Morris Davis Distinguished Professor of Communication and Cultural Studies, is this year’s recipient of the Mentor Award for Lifetime Achievement, honoring career contributions to teaching, learning and mentoring beyond the classroom.  In a more than 35-year career Dr. Grossberg has directed around 50 Ph.D. dissertations and 30 M.A. theses, and has taught 35 different graduate seminars, among many other accomplishments.

Dr. Chris Lundberg, Associate Professor of Rhetoric, was honored with the J. Carlyle Sitterson Freshman Teaching Award, given to instructors who exemplify excellence in teaching first year students. Chris’s First Year Seminar, “Think, Speak, Argue,” is an extremely popular and highly regarded course on campus.

Raphael Ginsberg, Ph.D. student in the department, is the recipient of the Tanner Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching by Graduate Teaching Assistants.  Each year this award recognizes the teaching accomplishments of five graduate students from around the university.  Raphael is the latest in a long list of communication studies graduate students who have received this honor.

Please join us in congratulating these fabulous instructors for their richly deserved awards!

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