Nicole Zamanzadeh wins 2020 ICA’s Communication and Technology division Dordick Dissertation Award

Award Recipient: 

Nicole Zamanzadeh

Award Date: 

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Nicole Zamanzadeh won a 2020 ICA’s Communication and Technology division Dordick Dissertation Award.

The Dordick Dissertation Award honors the memory of Prof. Herbert S. Dordick (1925-1998), a distinguished telecommunications engineer, public/urban policy researcher and intellectual, teacher and mentor. The Dordick Dissertation Award recognizes the most outstanding doctoral dissertation in the area of communication and technology completed and defended in the preceding year (in 2020, two dissertations were honored in this way). In the words of the nominator, “the theoretical and conceptual issues include an identification of measurement weaknesses in media effects that spill over into media multitasking research, a mature conceptualization of the importance of an iterative and literature-based approach to theory and measurement development and validation, the corresponding need for an item response theory approach to measurement, an identification of the central arguments in what processes shape and are evoked by media multitasking, iterative feedback between measurement and theory, and the resulting development of both a theory and valid measurement of media multitasking intensity.”