Rhetoric profs win major awards at conference

Dr. Jason Hannan, © Rachel Berg

Dr. Jason Hannan, © Rachel Berg

Two UWinnipeg professors from the Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications recently returned from the National Communication Association (NCA) conference in Philadelphia, PA, bringing home an award each. NCA is the largest scholarly association in North America devoted to the study of communication, receiving nearly 5,000 submissions each year.

Dr. Jason Hannan received the Top Journal Article Award by the Philosophy of Communication Division for his article, Moral Discourse Without Foundations: Habermas and MacIntyre on Rational Choice, published in Communication Theory.

“For Jason’s essay to be  was acknowledged as the top paper in his competitive division for the second year in a row is a remarkable, maybe unparalleled, accomplishment,” said Dr. Jaqueline McLeod Rogers, (Chair, Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications), and fellow award winner. “It speaks to the cutting edge and the depth of his scholarly work.”

Rogers, received an award for top paper by the Urban Communication Foundation for her paper entitled City Planning as Civic Calling and More: McLuhan’s Search for Pattern and Meaning in Urban Networks.

Jaqueline McLeod Rogers, ©UWinnipeg

Jaqueline McLeod Rogers, © UWinnipeg

“I am very proud of the accomplishments of Dr. McLeod Rogers and of Dr. Hannan,” said Dr. Glenn Moulaison, UWinnipeg Dean of Arts. These significant awards will surely bring well-deserved attention to their scholarship.”

The National Communication Association (NCA) advances communication as the discipline that studies all forms, modes, media, and consequences of communication through humanistic, social scientific, and aesthetic inquiry. NCA serves scholars, teachers, and practitioners of communication by enabling and supporting their professional interests in research and teaching. Dedicated to free and ethical communication, NCA promotes the widespread appreciation of the importance of communication in public and private life, the application of competent communication to improve the quality of human life and relationships, and the use of knowledge about communication to solve human problems.

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