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Faculty News: Taylor, Childers, Martinez, Wright, Teeter, Hendrickson, Evans, D’Arcy, Pjesivac, Imre

Ron TaylorProfessor Ron Taylor (AdvPR) was given the American Academy of Advertising’s Charles H. Sandage Excellence in Teaching Award at the American Academy of Advertising’s 2013 Annual Conference in Albuquerque, N.M., Apr. 4-7. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to advertising teaching. He is the seventh individual to receive the Sandage Award since it was created in 1996.
Assistant Professor Courtney Childers (AdvPR) was featured in a Wall Street Journal article. The article includes a link to a video of Childers discussing UT’s success in incorporating mobile in the classroom via a video-recorded presentation for the American Academy of Advertising Conference.
Childers also received an award for best paper in the Journal of Current Issues and Research in Advertising (along with her two co-authors, Tom Reichert and Len Reid). The title of the paper is “How Sex in Advertising Varies by Product Category: An Analysis of Three Decades of Visual Sexual Imagery in Magazine Advertising.”
CCI Doctoral student Nate Evans was one of four students worldwide to win a $2,000 American Academy of Advertising Dissertation Proposal Award.
CCI Doctoral student Denae D’Arcy and JEM Assistant Professor Mike Martinez won first place in the Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Law & Policy Division’s 2013 national paper competition for their paper “Setting the Record Straight:  Citizens First Amendment Right to Video Police in Public.” The winners were announced at the BEA Convention held in Las Vegas, Apr. 7-10.
CCI Doctoral students Ivanka Radovic Pjesivac and Iveta Imre won second place in the BEA News Division’s 2013 national paper competition for their paper “Believing the News: The Effects of Type of Journalist and Type of Sources on Reporter Credibility, Article Credibility, and Organizational Credibility.”  Awards were presented at the BEA Convention in Las Vegas.
CS Assistant Professor Courtney Wright’s paper, “A Typology of Students’ Reasons for Not Discussing Disappointing Grades with Instructors,” received the “Top Paper” award from the Southern States Communication Association’s (SSCA) Instructional Development Division. The paper was presented on the division’s “Top Paper” panel at the 2013 SSCA Convention in Louisville, KY, April 10-14.
JEM Professor Dwight Teeter’s book The Devil and His Due: James Gordon Bennett is now a live, multimedia book available on the iBookstore. JEM 499 student David Doyle assisted with the design of the book and added many of the multimedia features. JEM Professor Ed Caudill also appears in two of the book’s videos talking about the importance of the Penny Press.
This is the 10th book in the Tennessee Journalism Series:
Assistant Professor Elizabeth Hendrickson (JEM) was the invited speaker at the Apr. 9 meeting of the Chancellor’s Associates. Her presentation, “Digital discovery and social norms: Why being first isn’t always best” focused on teaching Millennials about emerging technology and managing uncertainty. It was based on her experiences teaching the JEM capstone course “Media Business and the Future of Journalism.” Members of the Chancellor’s Associates are a diverse group of business, professional and community leaders who meet monthly with the Chancellor and other UT administrators to learn as much as possible about UT’s rich and diverse program offerings. This group plays an important role in  helping to articulate UT’s mission, vision, goals, and plans to the greater Knoxville community.