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University of Minnesota professor Karlyn Kohrs Campbell receives national award for teaching

November 16, 2010

University of Minnesota communication studies professor Karlyn Kohrs Campbell has been selected as the 2010 recipient of the Donald H. Ecroyd Award for Outstanding Teaching in Higher Education by the National Communication Association (NCA).

“Professor Campbell’s excellence as a teacher is evident at all levels of instruction,” said Edward Schiappa, professor and chair of the Department of Communication Studies. “She teaches freshman seminars for 18-year-olds, large lecture undergraduate survey courses, introductory graduate classes on rhetorical theory and criticism, and advanced doctoral seminars, all with equal enthusiasm, energy and excellence.”

Campbell is a nationally recognized scholar of feminist and presidential rhetoric. She has won every major NCA research award there is -- some of them more than once. Her excellence as a scholar-teacher has been recognized many times over, making this particular award the logical summation of a storied career as an educator. The Ecroyd Award for Outstanding Teaching in Higher Education is given to honor an NCA member who exemplifies superlative teaching in higher education.

“Karlyn is a fantastic advisor, mentor and teacher,” said communication studies graduate student Rebecca Kuehl. “Her class was one of the best courses I have ever taken; it was incredibly challenging, forced me to write a lot in a short amount of time and increased my interest in historical presidential public address. She is incredibly supportive of graduate students and is a kind and wonderful person.”

Campbell was selected by her peers for this prestigious honor, which will be presented to her during NCA’s Annual Convention, held Nov. 14-17, in San Francisco, Calif. The recipient of the award will receive a plaque and a cash award from the Donald H. Ecroyd Award Fund and will serve on the award selection committee the following year. NCA is the oldest and largest communication association in the United States, and only presents a limited number of awards every year.

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Karlyn Kohrs Campbell is a nationally recognized scholar of feminist and presidential rhetoric.

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