Ronald E. Rice Wins 2015 International Communication Association’s Steven H. Chaffee Career Achievement Award

Award Recipient: 

Ronald E. Rice

Award Date: 

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Ronald E. Rice won the International Communication Association’s Steven H. Chaffee Career Achievement Award (2014-2015), to be presented at the annual conference, Puerto Rico, May 2015. The award honors a scholar (or small group of collaborating scholars) for a sustained contribution to theoretical development or empirical research related to communication studies over an extended period. The selection committee favors research that is innovative, asks conceptually rich questions, and elaborates new theoretical possibilities and/or compelling directions for empirical investigation. The body of work should comprise multiple publications and should have inspired second-generation work among a large number of other scholars. Rather than recognizing publication productivity or direct involvement in ICA, the award is designed to acknowledge the long term significance for communication studies of the recipient's scholarship. Most nominees are members of the discipline and belong to ICA, but other scholars are eligible, regardless of current membership or department affiliation. The winner has the option to present their research at the following year's ICA conference.  For full story, see