Kathy Bradshaw. Associate professor Kathy Bradshaw has been named the book editor of “Journalism History.” She was the top choice of the current editor and the two assistant editors. Bradshaw has also been elected to the AEJMC Committee on Professional Freedom & Responsibility. She will begin a three-year term in October.
Oliver Boyd-Barrett. Professor Oliver Boyd-Barrett travelled from Cyprus to Singapore to Barcelona to South Korea to present his research. [READ MORE]
Tori Ekstrand. In November, associate professor Tori Ekstrand presented “Revealing John Doe: The Origins and Culture of Anonymous Speech in U.S. Law” as part of the Scholars and Artists in Residence Lecture Series of BGSU’s Institute for the Study of Culture and Society. Ekstrand was a Fellow at ICS during the fall semester where she worked on a book-length study of the history, culture and law of anonymous speech in the U.S.
Seth Oyer. Assistant professor Seth Oyer’s poster at AEJMC won third place for visual design out of approximately 100 entrants. More recently, Oyer was named a recipient of an Ohio 2010 Faculty Innovator Award. Ohio Chancellor Eric D. Fingerhut announced the awards that recognize college, university, and adult career center faculty who leverage technology and employ alternative learning materials in their courses. Awardees were recognized on the floor of the General Assembly on May 25.
Terry Rentner. The associate professor was named a Master Teacher Award finalist this year. This means she was in the top five of all faculty members nominated. Though she didn’t get it, Rentner said she was thrilled to have been nominated and to have made it that far.Rentner received a grant from the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Service for $25,00 bringing her total number of grants to 17. Rentner has also turned her research into two refereed chapters this year: “Tobacco use and college students: ‘No more ifs, ands, or butts’ social norms campaign” in “Talking Tobacco,” and “A study of ethical dilemmas in international alcohol-reduction social marketing health campaigns” in International Communications and Ethics. Finally, Rentner is also completing my second year as director of the School of Media Communication and said she would like to visit more alumni this coming fall.
Dave Sennerud. Dave Sennerud, whose background is in new media, joined the faculty this year as an instructor. [READ MORE]
Kelly Taylor. Kelly Taylor was promoted to lecturer status. Taylor has been a full-time instructor in the department for 12 years and was recently recognized by the university for 15 years of service.