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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Dr. Rodriguez receives Mentor Award for 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Rodriguez who received the Mentor Award for 2016. On January 28th, eight faculty and staff members were honored with this award during the 30th annual Academic Mentor Awards recognition ceremony. This award is given to faculty and staff whose academic leadership for their students extends beyond the classroom. Each mentor was nominated by an Ashland University student and was presented an engraved silver plate during the ceremony.

Dr. Rodriguez was nominated by Megan Salatino. Salatino is a senior triple majoring in Health and Risk Communication, Public Relations and Strategic Communication, and Sport Communication. Students nominated faculty or staff members using the criteria of history of their relationship, how they benefited academically, how their personal development has been enhanced by their mentor, and what impact the mentor has had on the student's progress at the University.

Dr. Rodriguez is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Studies with a specialization in Sport Communication.  She joined the Department of Communication Studies in the fall of 2012.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Dr. Deleasa Randall-Griffiths Publishes Book Chapter

Dr. Deleasa Randall-Griffiths, associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies, published a book chapter titled "Navigating Courses: The Impact of Visual Impairment on the Teacher-Student Relationship in Communication Classrooms." 

Her co-author, Kelsey Nicolay, graduated from Ashland University in 2013, double majoring in Communication Studies and French. The book, titled Discourse of Disability in Higher Education: Narrative-Based Research for Social Change, was edited by Dr. Ahmet Atay (College of Wooster) and Dr. Mary Ashlock (University of Louisville) and published by Peter Lang.