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Three win 2012 ICA honors

Three School of Communication Department of Communication Studies faculty members have been named among the winners of the annual International Communication Association (ICA) Awards.

Paul Leonardi, assistant professor, is the recipient of the Young Scholar Award. The award honors one scholar each year whose career is no more than seven years past the Ph.D., on the strength of published work, productivity, rigor of research produced, and the promise of existing work to served as a springboard for continuing scholarship. Leonardi is the Allen K. and Johnnie Cordell Breed Junior Chair of Design in the McCormick School of Engineering and also teaches in the Kellogg School of Management. Leonardi also recently won the Ascendant Scholar Award from the Western Academy of Management.

Janice Radway, the Walter Dill Scott Professor of Communication, won the ICA Fellows Book Award for Reading the Romance: Women, Patriarchy, and Popular Literature (University of North Carolina Press, 1984). The award recognizes books that have “stood the test of time” in contributing to the scholarship of communication and social sciences. Radway also teaches gender studies and American studies in the Weinberg School of Arts and Sciences.

Ellen Wartella, Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani Professor in Communication, was awarded the Applied/Public Policy Research Award for her ongoing studies of children, media, and health. The award honors a systematic body of research in communication studying a particular applied or policy problem for the betterment of society. Wartella also has appointments in the School of Education and Social Policy and the Weinberg School.