Patrice Buzzanell, Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of South Florida and Endowed Visiting Professor for the School of Media and Design at Shanghai Jiaotong University, recently received the 2021 Samuel L. Becker Distinguished Service Award from the National Communication Association (NCA).
Given annually, the award honors a lifetime of outstanding service to the association and to the profession. Dr. Patrice Buzzanell has served NCA and the discipline of Communication for over 35 years. Dr. Buzzanell has served on the NCA Research Council, the NCA Publications Council, and the NCA Doctoral Education Committee. Dr. Buzzanell also served as the Scholar-in-Residence for NCA’s Institute for Faculty Development, as co-organizer of the Mid-Career Scholars Writing Retreat, and as a facilitator for the 2017 Legacy Training and Professional Development Series. Further, Dr. Buzzanell has served as president of the International Communication Association (ICA), the Council of Communication Associations, and the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender. Dr. Buzzanell has produced over 211 refereed journal articles and chapters and four co-edited books.
“NCA’s annual awards honor Communication scholars’ teaching, scholarship, and service,” NCA Interim Executive Director Linda Taliaferro, CAE, said. “NCA is proud to recognize Dr. Buzzanell’s significant contributions to the Communication discipline with this award.”
Dr. Buzzanell’s award was presented on November 20 at the NCA 107th Annual Convention in Seattle, WA. For more information about NCA’s awards program, visit their website.