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Communication professor receives award from Southern States Communication Association


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Stephanie Ricker Schulte, Professor of Communication

Stephanie Ricker Schulte, professor and president of the Communications Department at the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, was named the 2022 recipient of the Michael M. Osborn Teacher-Scholar Award from the Southern States Communications Association.

The Osborn Award honors members of the SSCA who “have balanced professional careers, having achieved excellence in teaching, scholarship and service”. Schulte’s research explores how political practices, industry norms, and cultural products shape the communication technologies many of us use every day. Ron Warren, Associate Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Communication, noted, “During his nearly 15 years with our faculty, Dr. Schulte’s research has been internationally recognized as some of the best in the fields of communication. communication and American studies.

In addition to his widely acclaimed book Cached: Decoding the Internet in Global Popular Culture (NYU Press, 2013), Schulte has published articles in various leading journals, including International communication journal, European Journal of Cultural Studies, Journal of Television and New Media, Journal of Transnational American Studies, Mass communication and society, Feminist studies, American behavioral scientist, Communication review, American studies and Journal of New Media and Culture.

Schulte is the fifth person from the Department of Communication at the University of Alberta to win this award. Previous winners are Tom Frentz (1997), Janice Rushing (2001), Myria W. Allen (2019) and Stephen A. Smith (2021).

About the Southern States Communications Association (SSCA): Our goal is to promote the study, criticism, research, teaching and application of the artistic, humanistic and scientific principles of communication. SSCA, a non-profit organization, exists solely for educational, scientific and literary purposes.