C&IS Celebrates Achievement at 2022-2023 Faculty and Staff Awards

May 12, 2023

On May 8, the College of Communication & Information Sciences held its annual Faculty and Staff Awards in the Hotel Capstone ballroom. The luncheon celebrated all faculty and staff achievements over the last twelve months, as well as promotions, awards and acknowledgements.  


Promoted to Associate Professor: 

Dr. Caroline Parsons, Communication Studies 

Promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure: 

Dr. Laura Lemon, Advertising & Public Relations 

Dr. Chandra Clark, Journalism & Creative Media 

Dr. Matthew Barnidge, Journalism & Creative Media 

Promoted to Full Professor: 

Dr. Kenon Brown, Advertising & Public Relations 


2023 Stepping Up Awards 

Dr. Darrin Griffin, Communication Studies 

Dr. Michael Bruce, Journalism & Creative Media 

Dr. Jamie Naidoo, School of Library & Information Studies 

Dr. Matthew VanDyke, Advertising & Public Relations 


Knox Hagood Awards 

Doctoral Student: Amy Ritchart 

Staff: Tamika Hewitt-Payne 

Faculty: Dr. Josh Pederson 


C&IS Board of Visitors Awards 

Research Excellence: Dr. Scott Parrott 

Teaching Excellence: Dr. Adam Brooks