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Patrice M. Buzzanell

Please join me in congratulating Patrice Buzzanell, Distinguished Professor in the Brian Lamb School of Communication who holds a courtesy appointment in the School of Engineering Education, for being awarded the Distinguished Scholar Award by the National Communication Association (NCA). Patrice also received the B. Aubrey Fisher Award for Outstanding Mentoring from the International Communication Association (ICA) in June 2016.

Patrice is the editor of four books-- Cases in organizational and managerial communication: Stretching boundaries (2017 with J. Fyke and J. Faris), Distinctive Qualities in Communication Research (2010 with D. Carbaugh), Gender In Applied Communication Contexts (2004 with H. Sterk and L. Turner), and Rethinking Organizational and Managerial Communication from Feminist Perspectives (2000)--and author of more than 180 articles and chapters in communication and interdisciplinary outlets. She also has published numerous engineering education proceedings and encyclopedia entries. Her published work is in journals such as Human RelationsCommunication Monographs, and Human Communication Research.

Patrice served as the president of the International Communication Association (ICA), Council of Communication Associations and the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language and Gender (OSCLG). She was named ICA Fellow in 2011. In 2010, she was honored to deliver the NCA Carroll C. Arnold Distinguished Lecture, Seduction and Sustainability: The Politics of Feminist Communication and Career Scholarship, documenting the need for change in institutions of higher education and posing possibilities for greater inclusion. Patrice served on NCA research, publication, and doctoral education boards and on the advisory boards for the Oxford Research Encyclopedia and the Global Media Institute of Shanghai Jiaotong University. She also served as editor of Management Communication Quarterly and associate editor for and editorial board member of over two dozen journals and handbooks.

At Purdue, Patrice has received awards for her discovery, learning, and engagement. Among these are the 2014 Provost’s Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award, the Violet Haas Award, the Helen B. Schleman Gold Medallion, the Horizons Faculty Mentor Recognition Award, and the W. Charles and Ann Redding Faculty Fellowship. She has been honored nationally and internationally with the 2014 Velux Faculty Research Fellowship from Copenhagen Business School, NCA's Francine Merritt Award, ICA's Fredric M. Jablin Award for Outstanding Contributions to Organizational Communication, ICA's Teresa Award for the Advancement of Feminist Scholarship, and OSCLG's Teacher-Mentor Award.

Congratulations Professor Buzzanell!

David's Signature

David A. Reingold
Justin S. Morrill Dean
College of Liberal Arts