A MasonCOMM team of current and former faculty and students has been recognized by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC.) The team’s “Great Ideas for Teaching” research paper and presentation won both a GIFT award and publication in the fall issue of the Journal for Public Relations Education.
“Teaching audience analysis through worksheets: Approaching audience analysis as qualitative research,” was presented at AEJMC’s recent annual meeting by Julia Hathaway, Ph.D., who completed her graduate studies at Mason and is now a post-doctoral researcher at the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science. The paper’s authors include long-time MasonCOMM faculty, now retired and an adjunct, Katherine Rowan, Ph.D., and adjunct professor Suzanne Lowery Mims, M.A.
Also on the team is Karen Akerlof, who worked as a research assistant for MasonCOMM’s Center for Climate Change Communication while she completed her graduate studies. Another team member is Elizabeth Duesterhoft, who is one of Akerlof’s students in Mason’s Department of Environmental Science and Policy.
October 14, 2021