Faculty Awards and Honors

Kelly Donnellan, MFA

2016, College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts: Service to Students Award

2016, Fellow, Television Academy Foundation Faculty Seminar

2013, Wayne State University Dean's Creative/Research grant for creative projects: PTSD 365



Stine Eckert, Ph.D.

   2016, Harriet Dowdell Bantz, Sandra Petronio & Charles R. Bantz Faculty Research Award, Department of Communication, Wayne State University 

2016, Donna Allen Award for Feminist Advocacy, CSW-AEJMC CSW (Commission on the Status of Women), AEJMC (Association of Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)

 2016-2017, Faculty Competition Award for Graduate Research Assistantship for Arts and Humanities, Wayne State University

2016, Faculty Summer Research Graduate Assistantship Award, Department of Communication, Wayne State University

2015-2016, Lilian Lodge Kopenhaver Fellowship Award, Florida International University

2015-2016, Humanities Center Resident Fellow, Wayne State University

2015, Faculty Summer Research Graduate Assistantship Award, Department of Communication


Katheryn C. Maguire, Ph.D.

2017, Recipient, President's Award for Teaching Excellence

2017-2018, Recipient, Competitive Graduate Research Assistantship in the Arts and Humanities, Graduate School, Wayne State University

Recipient, Dean's Creative Research Grant, College of Fine, Performing, and Communication Arts, Wayne State University

2014, Recipient of the B. Aubrey Fisher Award, sponsored by the Western States Communication Association, for the lead-authored publication entitled, "To be so connected, yet not at all:" Relational presence, absence, and maintenance in the context of a wartime deployment

2013, Recipient of the Outstanding Article Award from the Family Communication Division of the National Communication Association for the co-authored publication entitled, Hurtful family environments: Links with individual and relationship variables.


Rahul Mitra, Ph.D.

2016-2017, Faculty Fellow, "Next Generation" Humanities Faculty Mentoring Fellowship Team, Wayne State University.

2016, Resident Scholar, Humanities Center, Wayne State University

2014-2015, Visiting Fellowship, Institute of the North, Anchorage AK

2014-2015, Humanities Center Faculty Fellowship, Wayne State University


Shelly Najor Ph.D.

College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts: Service To Students Award

Recipient, Outstanding Teaching Award from the Detroit chapter of the Public Relations Society of America


Elizabeth Stoycheff, Ph.D.

2017, Scripps Howard Visiting Professorship

2017, College of Fine, Performing, and Communication Arts: Teaching Award

2013, AEJMC Promising Professor Awardee

Outstanding Article: Under surveillance: examining Facebook's spiral of silence effects in the wake of NSA internet monitoring


Dr. Kimmerly Piper-Aiken, Ph.D.

2015, College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts: Outstanding Teaching Award


Stephanie Tong, Ph.D.

2016, College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts: Outstanding Teaching Award


Fred Vultee, Ph.D.

2017, Outstanding Graduate Faculty Mentor