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Publication, Teaching, and Service Awards

As active scholars, a large number of department staff members have been involved with a range of international refereed journals as editors and reviewers. Professor Ted Zorn edited the Management Communication Quarterly, a top journal in the field, from 2001-03 and Associate Professor is the editor of the Journal of International and Intercultural Communication.

A number of staff members have guest-edited special issues of major journals including Journal of Public Relations Research, Public Relations Review, Australian Journal of Communication, Business Communication Quarterly and PRism. Staff members also sit on the editorial boards of a wide range of communication journals.

The scholarly work of MCOM staff has been international recognised and is widely cited.

Some of the top international awards won by staff include:

1.   Article of the Year Award from the Intercultural Communication Division, International Communication Association, 2013: Oetzel, J. G., McDermott, V., Torres, A. B., & Sanchez, C. (2012). The impact of individual differences and group diversity on group interaction climate and satisfaction: A test of the effective intercultural workgroup communication theory. Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, 5, 144-167.  doi: 10.1080/17513057.2011.640754

The Frederic M. Jablin Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Organizational Communication Division of the ICA to Ted Zorn (2007) and Shiv Ganesh (2012).

The Book of the Year Award (edited category) of the NCA's Organizational Communication Division to Steve May, George Cheney, and Juliet Roper's edited volume on The Debate over Corporate Social Responsibility (Oxford University Press) in 2007.

The Book of the Year Award (edited category) of the NCA's Communication Ethics Division to George Cheney, Steve May, and Debashish Munshi's edited volume The Handbook of Communication Ethics (Routledge) in 2011.

The PRIDE Award for the Outstanding Book of the Year awarded by the NCA's Public Relations Division to David McKie and Debashish Munshi's research book Reconfiguring Public Relations: Ecology, Equity, and Enterprise (Routledge) in 2007.

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