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Release: March 10, 1999
National group awards dissertation prize to UI graduate
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A University of Iowa graduate has won the 1998 Gerald
R. Miller Outstanding Dissertation Award from the National Communication
Association. David Cheshier, who is now an assistant professor of communication
at Georgia State University, was one of only three young scholars nationwide
to achieve this distinction.
Cheshier's dissertation, titled, "The Rhetorical Constitution of
Late Twentieth Century American Public Spheres," was completed under
the direction of Bruce Gronbeck and Michael-Calvin McGee, both UI professors
of communication studies.
The National Communication Association is the oldest and largest scholarly
society for communication professionals.