2020 Award Winners


Dwight L. Freshley Outstanding New Teacher Award

Caroline E. Sawyer, University of South Carolina Beaufort

John I. Sisco Excellence in Teaching Award

Todd Lee Goen, Christopher Newport University

Janice Hocker Rushing Early Career Research Award

Lyndsey Aloia, University of Arkansas

T. Earle Johnson-Edwin Paget Distinguished Service Award

Roseann Mandziuk, Texas State University 

Michael M. Osborn Teacher-Scholar Award

Rick Cherwitz, University of Texas

Robert Bostrom Young Scholar Award

Katie Scott, University of Georgia

Rose B. Johnson SCJ Article Award

Timothy Worley, Pennsylvania State University

Lindsey Aloia, University of Arkansas

Franklin Shirley Award

Annebelle Klein, Transylvania University

J. Donald Ragsdale Mentor Award

Sean Patrick O'Rourke, Sewanee: The University of the South

Outreach Award

Srivi Ramasubramanian, Texas A&M

Minority Recruitment and Retention Award


Suzanne Osborn Community College Award

Nakia Welch, San Jacinto College

91st Annual Convention

April 5-9, 2021

Hosted Virtually

Norfolk, VA

92nd Annual Convention

April 6-10, 2022

Hyatt Recency Greenville

Greenville, SC

93rd Annual Convention

April 12-16, 2023

Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront

St. Petersburg, Florida

94th Annual Convention

April 3rd - 7th, 2024

Embassy Suites

Frisco, TX

95th Annual Convention

April ???, 2025

Hilton, Norfolk The Main

Norfolk, VA



                                                             91st Annual Convention                                                             

Virtual Convention/April 5th-9th, 2021

                                                                             ***Program Draft Link***

Scholar Tribute: In Loving Memory Shawn Long


UNCC Tribute (Click link to read)


SSCA congratulates our members for their achievements at the recent NCA convention. We're proud of our great members for their hard work and their institutions for their dedication to SSCA!

Outstanding Dissertation Award: African American Communication and Culture Division

  • Keven Rudrow, Resistive Black Masculinities: Race, Masculinity, and the Hip-Hop Sensibilities of Black Popular Culture

Book of the Year Award from the Critical/Cultural Studies Division at NCA 

  • Amanda Nell Edgar, Culturally Speaking: The Rhetoric of Voice in a Mediated Culture


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