Research News | Fall 2020

December 3, 2020

We recognize the research publications, honors, and awards of our faculty on this evolving post. Check back often to see just what our faculty have been up to this past semester.

Distinguished Article | Skye Wingate
Currently an assistant professor, Dr. Wingate received the 2020 Distinguished Article Award from the National CommunicationAssociation’s Social Cognition Division. Her article, “Victims’ Goal Understanding, Uncertainty Reduction, and Perceptions in Cyberbullying: Theoretical Evidence from Three Experiments,” was recently published in the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, one of the top journals in the discipline.

The National Communication Association (NCA) serves to advance Communication “as the discipline that studies all forms, modes, media, and consequences of communication through humanistic, social scientific, and aesthetic inquiry” ( As our national organization, this top honor for our faculty is celebrated as an amazing step into a career of important scholarly contributions to the discipline.

Book Release | Greg Cranmer

Greg Cranmer received the Sue DeWine Book Award from the National Communication Association’s Applied Communication Division. His book, Athletic Coaching: A Communication Perspective, was recently published by Peter Lang.

As outline on, this text “provides a foundation for a communicative perspective of coaching in an effort to better understand and promote coach effectiveness. As part of this effort, this book conceptualizes coaching as a communicative endeavor, provides a framework from which to understand coaching effectiveness, and explicates four common perspectives (i.e., instructional, organizational, group, and interpersonal) utilized by communication scholars to examine coaching. Moreover, this book forwards a scholarly agenda for building a holistic framework of coaching and increasing the applied value of coach communication scholarship via methodological and theoretical considerations.”  The text is available today and open and accessible to all audiences including students, scholars and coaches.




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