Rebecca Pope-Ruark wins awards from Association for Business Communication
The associate professor of English was honored for a paper published in the September 2012 issue of Business Communication Quarterly and for her overall contributions to the mission and membership of the association.
Associate Professor Rebecca Pope-Ruark received two awards in February - the Rising Star Award and the award for the Outstanding Article in Business Communication - from the Association for Business Communication.
Pope-Ruark received the awards at the 78th annual international conference of the association in New Orleans. Her article, "Exploring Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Approaches to Business Communication Research," appeared in the September 2012 issue of Business Communication Quarterly.
The Rising Star Award recognizes meaningful contributions to the mission and membership of the association and to the field at large through excellent teaching, research, and/or practical applications. The award is intended for members in good standing who have been active in the association for a maximum of 10 years.
Among her accomplishments, Pope-Ruark recently completed a term as a director at large on the aAssociation's Board of Directors. She has also facilitated conference seminars on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, chaired both the Graduate Studies Committee and the Marketing Committee, and served on the Association's Name Change Review Committee.
She was the inaugural winner of ABC's Doctoral Dissertation Award in 2007.
The Association for Business Communication is an international, interdisciplinary organization committed to advancing business communication research, education, and practice. Through its work, the association promotes excellence in teaching, advances knowledge within the discipline, prepares students for professional careers, and improves the overall quality of workplace communication.
The membership of ABC, like the field of business communication, is richly interdisciplinary, drawing members from such fields as management, marketing, English, speech communication, linguistics, and information systems. Membership also encompasses communication consultants and other business practitioners.