Departmental Graduate Awards Archive

 


 

2015-16 Graduate Student Awards

I. Association Awards

a. Top Papers International Communication Association, Fukuoka, Japan

II. Fellowships & Awards

a. Graduate Division Continuing Student Fellowships

  • Kristin Hocevar, Graduate Division Dissertation Fellowship, $7,500

b.  Research and Travel Grants

  • Scott Banghart, ICA Academic Senate Travel Grant, $1,400 (Japan)
  • Scott Banghart, ICA Department Presentation Travel Grant, $700
  • Becky Robinson, ICA Academic Senate Travel Grant, $1,400 (Japan)
  • Becky Robinson, ICA Department Presentation Travel Grant, $700
  • Britney Craighead, ICA Department Presentation Travel Grant, $700
  • Nicole Zamanzadeh, ICA Department Presentation Travel Grant, $700
  • Matt Giles, ICA Department Presentation Travel Grant, $700
  • Aubrie Adams, ICA Department Presentation Travel Grant, $700

III. Departmental Awards

  • DaJung (DJ) Woo, James J. Bradac Award for Graduate Researcher of the Year, 2015-16.
  • Spencer Nicholls, Edwin Schoell Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2015-16.
  • Scott Banghart, George McCune Dissertation Fellowship, 2016-17.
  • Spencer Nicholls, Outstanding Graduate Student Service Award, 2015-16.

IV. Placement

  • Richard Huskey, Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University

 


2014-15 Graduate Student Awards

I. Association Awards

a. Top Papers International Communication Association, Puerto Rico

II. Departmental Awards

  • Kimberly Walsh McDermott, James J. Bradac Award for Graduate Researcher of the Year, 2014-15.
  • Becky Robinson, Edwin Schoell Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2014-15.
  • Richard Huskey, George McCune Dissertation Fellowship, 2015-16.
  • Aubrie Adams, Outstanding Graduate Student Service Award, 2014-15.

III. Placement

  • Marko Dragojevic, Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky

 


2013-14 Graduate Student Awards

I. Association Awards

a. Top Papers International Communication Association, Seattle, WA

II. Fellowships & Awards

a. Graduate Division Continuing Student Fellowships

  • Scott Banghart, Dean’s Advancement Fellowship, $7,500

III. Departmental Awards

  • Marko Dragojevic, James J. Bradac Award for Graduate Researcher of the Year, 2013-14.
  • Audrey Abeyta, Edwin Schoell Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2013-14.
  • Ariel Hasell, George McCune Dissertation Fellowship, 2013-14.
  • Richard Huskey, Outstanding Graduate Student Service Award, 2013-14.

IV. Placement

  • Anne Merrill, Assistant Professor, Penn State University
  • Christopher Seaman, Survey Research Analyst, University of California, Santa Barbara

2012-13 Graduate Student Awards

I. Association Awards

a. Top Papers International Communication Association, London, U.K.

  • Marko Dragojevic, The reference frame effect: An intergroup perspective on language attitudes. Intergroup Communication Division, Top Paper Award (with H. Giles), 2013.
  • Jody Jahn, The communicative construction of safety in wildland firefighting.  Org Comm Division, W. Charles Redding Dissertation Award (with K. Myers & L. Putnam), 2013.

II. Fellowships & Awards

a. Graduate Division Continuing Student Fellowships

  • Emily Dahlen, Dean’s Advancement Fellowship, $6,000 (Spring 2013).
  • Susana Peinado, Dean’s Advancement Fellowship, $6,000 (Spring 2013).
  • Ethan Hartsell, Dean’s Fellowship, $18,000, 2013-14.

b.  External Fellowships

  • Audrey Abeyta, SAGE Sarah Miller McCune Fellow, $5,000, Summer 2012.
  • Lisa Leombruni, Jacob K. Javits Fellowship, $30,000 annually, 2011-2015.
  • Shardé Davis, Fellow, Mustard Seed Foundation, Harvey Fellows Program, $48,000, 2012-13.

c.  Research and Travel Grants

  • Jessica Gasiorek, Humanities and Social Science Research Grant, $ 2,000, 2012-13.
  • Anne Merrill, Humanities and Social Science Research Grant, $ 2,000, 2012-13.

d. Awards, Honors, etc.

  • Stephanie Robbins, UCSB Academic Senate Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, 2013.
  • Katlyn Roggensack Gangi, Fiona Goodchild Award, For Excellence in graduate student mentoring of undergraduate research, 2013.

III. Departmental Awards

  • Andrew Zhang, James J. Bradac Award for Graduate Researcher of the Year, 2012-13.
  • Stephanie Robbins, Edwin Schoell Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2012-13.
  • Andrew Zhang, George McCune Dissertation Fellowship, 2012-13.
  • Eric Zackrison, Outstanding Graduate Student Service Award, 2012-13.

IV. Placement

  • Cia Bates DeMartino, Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, California Lutheran University
  • Jessica Gasiorek, Assistant Professor, University of Hawaii
  • Ryan Fuller, Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
  • Jody Jahn, Assistant Professor, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Justin Lipp, Instructional Designer, Educational Technology Services, UC Berkeley
  • Stephanie Robbins, Assistant Professor, Ohio University
  • Jiyeon So, Assistant Professor, University of Georgia
  • Amber Westcott-Baker, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland

 

 


2012-13 Graduate Student Awards

I. Association Awards

a. Top Papers International Communication Association, London, U.K.

  • Marko Dragojevic, The reference frame effect: An intergroup perspective on language attitudes. Intergroup Communication Division, Top Paper Award (with H. Giles), 2013.
  • Jody Jahn, The Communicative Construction of Safety in Wildland Firefighting.  Org Comm Division, W. Charles Redding Dissertation Award (with K. Myers & L. Putnam), 2013.

II. Fellowships & Awards

a. Graduate Division Continuing Student Fellowships

  • Emily Dahlen, Dean’s Advancement Fellowship, $6,000 (Spring 2013).
  • Susana Peinado, Dean’s Advancement Fellowship, $6,000 (Spring 2013).
  • Ethan Hartsell, Dean’s Fellowship, $18,000, 2013-14.

b.  External Fellowships

  • Audrey Abeyta, SAGE Sarah Miller McCune Fellow, $5,000, Summer 2012.
  • Lisa Leombruni, Jacob K. Javits Fellowship, $30,000 annually, 2011-2015.
  • Shardé Davis, Fellow, Mustard Seed Foundation, Harvey Fellows Program, $48,000, 2012-13.

c.  Research and Travel Grants

  • Jessica Gasiorek, Humanities and Social Science Research Grant, $ 2,000, 2012-13.
  • Anne Merrill, Humanities and Social Science Research Grant, $ 2,000, 2012-13.

d. Awards, Honors, etc.

  • Stephanie Robbins, UCSB Academic Senate Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, 2013.
  • Katlyn Roggensack Gangi, Fiona Goodchild Award, For Excellence in graduate student mentoring of undergraduate research, 2013.

III. Departmental Awards

  • Andrew Zhang, James J. Bradac Award for Graduate Researcher of the Year, 2012-13.
  • Stephanie Robbins, Edwin Schoell Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2012-13.
  • Andrew Zhang, George McCune Dissertation Fellowship, 2012-13.
  • Eric Zackrison, Outstanding Graduate Student Service Award, 2012-13.

IV. Placement

  • Cia Bates DeMartino, Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, California Lutheran University
  • Jessica Gasiorek, Assistant Professor, University of Hawaii
  • Ryan Fuller, Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
  • Jody Jahn, Assistant Professor, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Justin Lipp, Instructional Designer, Educational Technology Services, UC Berkeley
  • Stephanie Robbins, Assistant Professor, Ohio University
  • Jiyeon So, Assistant Professor, University of Georgia
  • Amber Westcott-Baker, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland

2011-12 Graduate Student Awards

I. Association Awards

a. Top Papers International Communication Association, Boston, MA, May 26-30, 2011

  • Anne Casillas, Uncertainty and communal coping in a natural disaster. Interpersonal Communication Division, Top Three Paper Award (with T.D. Afifi and W. Afifi).
  • Amanda Denes, Unintentional disclosures: Exploring how altered cognitive states influence perceptions of the risks and benefits of disclosing. Interpersonal Communication Division, Top Student Paper.
  • Chris Seaman, The secondary effects doctrine since Alameda: An empirical re-examination of laws limiting first amendment protection. Communication Law & Policy, Top Three Paper (with D. Linz).

b. Western Region Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, San Francisco, April 14-17, 2011

  • Amanda Denes, The importance of sexual communication:  Exploring conversations during and after sexual activity. Clinical Division, Top Student Presentation Award.

c. Western States Communication Association, Monterey, CA, February 19-21, 2011

  • Amanda Denes, Communicating for sex: Problematic narratives of consent and desire in the pickup artist community.  Organization for Research on Women and Communication, Top Student Paper.

II. Fellowships & Awards

a. Graduate Division Continuing Student Fellowships

  • Desiree Aldeis, Dean’s Advancement Fellowship, $6,000 (Summer 2011).
  • Melissa Bator, Dean’s Advancement Fellowship, $6,000 (Summer 2011).
  • Melissa Bator, Dean’s Fellowship, $18,000, 2011-12.
  • Amanda Denes, President’s Dissertation Year Fellowship, $18,000, 2011-12.
  • Bernadette Gailliard, Graduate Research Mentorship Program Fellowship, $18,000, 2011-12.

b.  External Fellowships

  • Shardé Davis, SAGE Sarah Miller McCune Fellow, $5,000, 2010-11.
  • K.K. Holland, COMPASS Annenberg Fellowship, $7,000, Summer 2011.
  • Lisa Leombruni, Jacob K. Javits Fellowship, $30,000 annually, 2011-2015.
  • Susana Peinado, Fellow, Health Communication Doctoral Seminar, the Cancer Communication Research Center and the National Cancer Institute, Denver, CO, 2011.

c.  Research and Travel Grants

  • Shardé Davis, DIGSSS Research Support Grant, $400, Summer 2011.
  • Amanda Denes, Humanities and Social Science Research Grant, $ 2,000, 2011-12.
  • Amanda Denes, Graduate Collaborative Research Grant, Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, $850; Santa Barbara Pro-Choice Coalition, $1,000, 2010-2011.
  • Katy Pearce, Doctoral Student Travel, Association for Internet Researchers, Gothenburg, Sweden, $1,030, 2010-2011.
  • Theresa de los Santos, DIGSSS Travel Grant, International Communication Association, Boston, MA, $400, 2011.
  • Amber Westcott-Baker, Humanities and Social Science Research Grant, $1,500, 2011-12.

d. Awards, Honors, etc.

  • Courtney Davis, Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation Scholarship, $1,000, 2011.
  • Amanda Denes, UCSB Stough Prize, Feminist Studies Department. Biology as consent: Problematizing the scientific approach to women’s bodies, 2011.
  • Amanda Denes, National Communication Association, Doctoral Honors Seminar Participant at North Dakota State University, July 26-29, 2011.
  • Mikaela Marlow, Outstanding Dissertation Award, Race, power, and language criticism. International and Intercultural Division, International Communication Association, 2011.
  • Stephanie Robbins, Top Thesis of the Year, Gr8 textpectations:  An examination of the role of need for closure in parental anxiety, Interpersonal Communication Division, International Communication Association, 2011.
  • Mary Brinson, Lynda Lee Kaid Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Political Communication Division of the National Communication Association.  Her dissertation, Muslims in the media:  Intercultural consequences of an Islamophobic media system, was directed by Professor Michael Stohl, 2011.

III. Departmental Awards

  • Amanda Denes, James J. Bradac Award for Graduate Researcher of the Year
  • Stephanie Robbins, Edwin Schoell Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • Andrew Zhang, George McCune Dissertation Fellowship, 2011-2012

IV. Placement

  • Grace Anderson, Assistant Professor, Intercultural Communication, Samford University
  • Beverly Bondad-Brown, Instructional Designer, Zeacom, Inc.
  • Ryan Medders, Assistant Professor, California Lutheran University
  • Katy Pearce, Foreign Affairs Research Analyst, U. S. Department of State
  • Abigail Prestin, Cancer Research Training Award Post-Doctoral Fellow, Health Communication and Informatics Research Branch of the National Cancer Institute