Michael Bugeja, professor in the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, has been awarded the title of Iowa State University Distinguished Professor. Bugeja is the first professor in journalism and mass communication at Iowa State to earn this distinction.
Dara Wald, assistant professor, was selected as the 2019 recipient of the Cassling Innovation Award by the Iowa State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Wald was recognized for her extensive collaboration with faculty and students in several disciplines across campus and her innovative approach to research and education.
Erin Wilgenbusch, senior lecturer, has been named the recipient of the 2019 Ruth W. Swenson Award for Outstanding Advising by Iowa State University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. She will be honored at the LAS Fall Convocation September 9, 2019, at the ISU Memorial Union.
Assistant Professor Jan Lauren Boyles has been elected to serve as vice chair of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s Council of Divisions. In this position, she will also begin a four-year term on AEJMC’s Board of Directors.
The Iowa Communication Association presented its 2018 Outstanding Adjunct Teacher Award to Sherry Berghefer, a senior lecturer in the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication. The award recognizes effectiveness in teaching, demonstrated through outstanding evaluations, innovative teaching strategies, exceptional learning standards, proof of student learning and service to the department.
According to a study of political advertising for the 2016 Iowa caucuses led by Associate Professor Jay Newell, the candidates who spent more on TV ads generally received more support on caucus night, but this does not suggest a candidate can buy an election.
Joel Geske, associate professor in advertising, is the first recipient of the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication’s Allen Essman Faculty Fellowship made possible by Iowa State alumna, Denise Essman (marketing, 1973). The inaugural Faculty Fellowship rewards an advertising professor who has demonstrated excellence in their profession.
“Social Media and Political Campaigning Around the World” addresses the complexities of social media content, its use and the effects on political campaigns, both in the United States and internationally.