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November/December 2018: Faculty/Staff News

Faculty Staff News November December 2018CS Assistant Professor DJ Woo’s dissertation, “To transfer or not to transfer, that is not the question: How experts communicate about their knowledge in long-term stakeholder collaboration,” received its third award on November 14, 2018 at the National Communication Association annual convention.  All of her dissertation awards are listed below.

  • Gerald R. Miller Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award, National Communication Association
  • Gerardine DeSanctis Dissertation Award, Organizational Communication and Info. Systems Division, Academy of Management
  • The Lancaster Dissertation Award, Graduate Division of University of California, Santa Barbara

SIS Professor Bharat Mehra has been named the inaugural EBSCO Endowed Chair of Social Justice and Diversity in the University of Alabama’s School of Library and Information Studies (see As a result, he will be leaving UT at the end of December after 13 years of service to SIS and CCI.
Donna Silvey (BS/BA ’77), CCI communication specialist, will retire December 31, 2018 after eight years of service to CCI, SIS and UT.