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March 24, 2008

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UT Tyler Professor Named Outstanding Researcher in Business Communication


Dr. Roger Conaway, professor of speech communication at The University of Texas at Tyler, was presented the Association for Business Communication - Southwest Region “Outstanding Researcher Award,” Dr. Alisa White, College of Arts and Sciences dean, announced.

The honor recognizes and encourages excellence in business communication research. Selection is based on conducted research that has made a significant contribution to business communication scholarship as evidenced by publications during the last three academic years.

Conaway is co-author of Results-Oriented Interviewing: Principles, Practices, Procedures, 1999 (Allyn & Bacon) and Communicating Globally: Intercultural Communication And International Business, 2007 with Sage Publishers. Conaway is currently president of ABC and has presented over 30 professional papers at international, national and regional conferences. In 2002 and 2007, he received the Irwin-McGraw-Hill Distinguished Paper Award from the Federation of

Business Disciplines.

With nearly 1,000 members, ABC is an international organization committed to fostering excellence in business communication scholarship, research, education and practice.

“I am honored by this esteemed group to be recognized with a research award. It was a competitive process with great colleagues. I give God the glory,” said Conaway.

The selection committee for this honor is composed of former recipients of the award.

Conaway, a member of ABC since 1989, also is a member of the International Listening Organization. He has served as UT Tyler Department of Communication chair, UT Tyler faculty senate president and president of ABC – Southwestern United States.

A Tyler native, Conaway holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Stephen F. Austin State University and a Ph.D. in interpersonal and public communication from Bowling Green State University in Ohio.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 70 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 6,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.

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