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2023AEJMCAlexandra Matthews, Jay Hmielowski1st2023 Collaborative Scholar AwardsPolarization by Examining Targeted Ideological Messaging
2023AEJMCAmy Jo Coffey, Chris DeFelice1stNew Audience Research Paper AwardNews for the Ages: An Examination of Trust Factors by Generational Cohort
2023AEJMCJuliana Fernandes1stAdvertising Division Distinguished Teaching Award
2023AEJMCRita Men1stHillier Krieghbaum Under-40 Award
2023BEA Festival of Media ArtsIman Zawahry1stBest of Competition: Faculty Film & VideoAmericanish
2023BEA Festival of Media ArtsTim Sorel1stBest of Competition: DocumentaryThe Heart of a Rose
2023ICA Global Comm and Social Change Div.Celeste Wagner1stBest DissertationMedia Coverage of Gender-Based Violence in Argentina and the US
2023PRWeek AwardsUFCJC Public Relations Department1stOutstanding Education Program
2023Ragan & PR Daily Communicators AwardsMarcia DiStaso1stPublic Relations Educator of the Year
2023UF College of Journalism and CommunicationsAllicia Bolen1stProfessional Advisor of the Year
2023UF College of Journalism and CommunicationsEric Esterline1stFaculty Advisor/Mentor of the Year
2023UF College of Journalism and CommunicationsFrank Waddell1stOutstanding Doctoral Mentor
2023UF College of Journalism and CommunicationsJieun Shin1stFaculty Research Award
2023UF College of Journalism and CommunicationsKasey Windels1stTeacher of the Year
2023UF College of Journalism and CommunicationsRobert Padovano1stAdjunct Teacher of the Year
2023UF College of Journalism and CommunicationsRoxane Coche1stFaculty Service Award
2022AEJMCJieun Shin1stEmerging Scholar Grant"News and User Engagemnet on Social Media"
2022AEJMCLinjuan Rita Men1stKrieghbaum Under 40 Award
2022AEJMCRoxane Coche, Eric Esterline2ndInternational Communication Teaching Award
2022AEJMCHarrison Hove3rdBest Practices Competition"Outside the Box"
2022Amelia Island Film FestivalIman Zawahry1stGrand PrizeAmericanish
2022American Academy of AdvertisingHuan Chen, Yang Feng1stAAA Research Fellowship Grant
2022Amerlia Island Film FestivalIman Zawahry1stGrand Prize and Best Narrative FeatureAmericanish
2022BEARoxane Coche1stResearch Grant1924 Paris Summer Olympics Study
2022Florida Magazine AssociationMoni Basu1stCharlie AwardDrivin' the Dixie Highway
2022Florida Magazine AssociationMoni Basu1stCharlie AwardDriving the Dixie Highway: Florida's Dream Road Turned to Dust
2022FPRA Gainesville ChapterMickey Nall1stJohn Detwiler Professional of the Year Award
2022Hispanic Public Relations AssociationPat Ford1stHPRA President’s ¡BRAVO! Award
2022IPRRCLinjuan Rita Men1stPlank Center Award for PR Leadership
2022Kopenhaven Center for Women in CommunicationRoxane Coche1stKopenhave Center Fellow
2022Moviemaker MagazineIman Zawahry1st25 Coolest Film Festivals Panel Member
2022National Association of Black JournalistsKalisha Whitman1stSalute to Excellence AwardBlack Thursday
2022NPR Science FridayCynthia Barnett1stOne of the Best Books of 2021The Sound of the Sea
2022PRNEWSNatalie Asorey1stPRNEWS Platinum Special Recognition AwardsPR Trainer/Educator of the Year
2022PRWeek U.S. AwardsCJC Public Relations DepartmentFInalistOutstanding Education Category
2022Public Relations Society of AmericaLinjuan Rita Men1stEducators Academy Summit Top Faculty Paper
2022Public Relations Society of AmericaMikey Nall1stGold Anvil Award for Lifetime Achievement
2022Sedona International Film FestivalIman Zawahry1stDirector's Choice Best Feature ComedyAmericanish
2022Sedona International Film FestivalIman Zawahry1stDirector's Choice Best Comedy FeatureAmericanish
2022Southeastern ConferenceClay Calvert1stFaculty Achievement Award
2022SPJ Florida Pro Sunshine State AwardsMoni Basu1stMagazine Serious FeatureDrivin' the Dixie Highway
2022SPJ Florida Pro Sunshine State AwardsMoni Basu, Jenna Alexander1stFood & Travel WritingThe Road Less Traveled
2022SPJ Florida Pro Sunshine State AwardsTed Bridis1stAdviser of the Year - Fresh Take Florida
2022Sundance Institute Iman Zawahry1stMomentum Fellowship
2022UF Center for European StudiesJohn Freeman2ndEurope Through Photography ContestBerlin, Germany
2022UF Center for Teaching ExcellenceHarrison Hove1stRising Star Award
2022UF College of Journalism and CommunicationsRobert Hughes1stAdjunct Teacher of the Year
2022UF College of Journalism and CommunicationsSpiro Kiousis1stOutstanding Doctoral Mentor Award
2022University of FloridaNatalie Asorey1stFaculry Advisor/Mentor of the Year
2022Washington, D.C. SPJ Pro ChapterFrank LoMonte1stDistinguished Service Award
2021 IRE 2021 AwardsHouston Harwood, Anna WilderFinalistSmall MarketThe Real Estate Agents Deal with Alachua School Board
2021AEJMCYu-Hao Lee, Fanjue Liu, Mo Chen1st Gene Burd Top Faculty Research PaperWho Should I Blame?
2021AEJMCFrank Waddell, Chelsea Moss3rd Top Paper Open Competition CategoryFake News in the Family
2021AEJMCMichael Hoefges Graduate Student Research Grant3rd Communication Theory and MethodologyMeasuring Sexist Stereotypes About Female Reporters
2021AI Ethics SummitJasmine McNealy100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics Selection
2021Asian Cinevision International Film FestivalIman Zawahry1stAudience AwardAmericanish
2021CAAN FestIman Zawahry1stAudience AwardAmericanish
2021Fellows of the American Bar AssociationFrank LoMonte Limited membership in prestigous group
2021Florida Magazine AssociationMoni Basu1stCharlie AwardIn Search of Spirits in Cassadaga
2021FPRA Gainesville ChapterSpiro KiousisWinner John S. Detweiler Professional of the Year
2021Heartland International Film FestivalIman Zawahry1stNarrative Feature Grand Prize/Audience AwardAmericanish
2021IPRRCRita Men, Yufan Qin, Renee Mitson1stPlank Center Award for PR LeadershipEngaging Startup Employees via Charismatic Communication
2021New York Asian Film FestivalIman Zawahry1stAudience AwardAmericanish
2021PRNEWSPublic Relations DepartmentEducation A-list
2021PRWeek U.S. AwardsCJC Public Relations DepartmentHon. Men. Education Program Category
2021Religion Communicators Council Moni Basu1st Wilbur AwardIn Search of Spirits in Casadaga
2021SPJ Florida Pro Sunshine State AwardsHarrison Hove1st Advisor of the Year
2021SPJ Florida Pro Sunshine State AwardsMoni Basu3rd Magazine Feature StoryIn Search of Spirits in Cassadaga
2021SPJ Florida Pro Sunshine State AwardsMoni Basu3rdFood & Travel WritingFood and Travel Collection
2021UF College of Journalism and CommunicationsHarrison HoveTeacher of the Year
2021UF College of Journalism and CommunicationsHerbert LoweFaculty Service Award
2021UF College of Journalism and CommunicationsIman ZawahryFaculty Advisor/Mentor of the Year
2021UF College of Journalism and CommunicationsKun XuFaculty Research Award
2021UF College of Journalism and CommunicationsLinda HonOutstanding Doctoral Mentor
2021University of FloridaClay Calvert1stTeacher/Scholar of the Year
2021University of FloridaClay Calvert1st 2020-2021 UF Teacher/Scholar of the Year
2021University of FloridaHarrison Hove1st2021 UF Undergraduate Teacher of the Year
2021University of FloridaBernell Tripp, Yewande O. AddieWinnerUF Research: Advancing Racial Justice Grant
2021University of FloridaLinda HonWinnerDoctoral Dissertation Advisor/Mentor Award
2021University of FloridaMoni BasuWinner2021 CJC Faculty Professional Summer Award
2021University of FloridaRyan VasquezWinner Division 3 Superior Accomplishment Award
2020AAF Gainesville Professional ADDY AwardsUF College of Journalism and Communications2ndAnnual Reports2019 Dean's Report
2020AEJMCJohn Freeman1st Creative Research CompetitionSpace Between Three
2020Arthur W. Page CenterL. Antovel, M. Burke, T Thai, J. Lowe, Pat Ford2ndPage Case Study Competition
2020Association for Business CommunicationCen "April" Yue, Rita Men, Mary Ann FergusonIJBC Outstanding Article of the YearExamining the Effects of Internal Communication and Emotion
2020BEARoxane CocheNew Faculty Research Grant
2020BEA Festival of Media ArtsTim Sorel1stFaculty Promotional/Music Video
World Pediatric Project: Small Child-Big Heart
2020College MagazineMoni Basu, Mike Foley, Dan Windels10 Most-Loved UF Professors List
2020GoogleJasmine McNealy1stAward for Inclusion Research
2020Journal of AdvertisingKasey Windels1stTop Reviewer Award
2020Journal of Media PsychologyFrank WaddellDistinguished Reviewer
2020Mass Communication and SocietyFrank WaddellTop Reviewer Award
2020Mass Communication and SocietyFrank Waddell1stTop Reviewer Award
2020NATAS Suncoast Student Production AwardsMadalin Stenzel, Parker BohnerWinnerShort-Form Fiction FilmThe Lead
2020National Council for the Training of JournalistsEric Esterline, Roxane CocheHon. Men.Innovation of the YearCJC and University of Brighton Virtual Collaboration
2020PRNEWSMarcia DiStaso2020 PRNEWS Top Women in PR
2020PRSA Educator AcademyLinjuan Rita Men, Jie Jin, Benjamin LynnTop Faculty Paper
2020University of FloridaJordan AlpertUF Excellence Award for Asst. Professors
2020University of FloridaYulia StrekalovaFirst-Generation Champions Award
2020University of FloridaHarrison Hove, Herbert LoweFinalistsUF Career Influencer Awards
2020University of Florida International CenterKun XuNamed Global Fellow
2020University of Florida International CenterHarrison Hove2ndFaculty, Staff, Alumni PhotoEerie Stillness from Bled, Slovenia
2020university of Florida Research FoundationCynthia Morton PadovanoWinner2020 UF Research Foundation Professor
2019AEJMCFrank Waddell1stMass Comm Quarterly Outstanding Article AwardCan an Algorithm Reduce Perceived News Bias
2019Arthur W. Page CenterLinda HonWinnerPaypal's Inconsistent Acceptable Use PolicyAntecedents and Outcomes of Corporate Political Advocacy
2019Hearst FoundationBrechner Center for Freedom of InformationWinnerHearst Foundation GrantData Deserts
2019IPRRCMoon Lee and Yufan "Sunny" Qin1stPRIME Research AwardAnalysis of Crisis Type and Response Strategies: US v. China
2019IPRRCRita Men, Julie O'Neil and Michelle Ewing1stPRSA Employee Communication Research AwardEffects of Internal Social Media Usage on Employee Engagement
2019IPRRCMary Ann Ferguson and Cen "April" Yue1st Brigham Young University Top Ethics PaperCorporate Social Irresponsibility and Responsibility on Consumer Outcomes
2019McGraw-Hill Huan ChenDistinguished Scholar Award
2019NATAS Suncoast Chapter Tim Sorel1stRegional Emmy AwardMy Kid is Not Crazy
2019NATPEAmy Jo CoffeyFaculty Fellowship
2019Pulitzer PrizeTed BridisFinalistNational ReportingTrump Administration's Migrant Family Separation
2019Religion Communicators Council Moni Basu1stWilber AwardA Gunman Killed His Brother. Now Farris Barkat is on an American Journey
2019UF College of Journalism and CommunicationsNorm LewisCox/Palm Beach Post Professor in New Media
2019UF FoundationWayne WantaPreeminence Term Professorship
2019University of FloridaAnn ChristianoWinnerUF Faculty Entrepreneurship Award
2019University of FloridaRoxane CocheWinnerUF Office of Teaching Excellence Rising Star Award
2018Assoc. for Marketing and Health Care ResearchCynthia Morton, Jon Morris1stBest Faculty Paper Effect of Nostalgia Cues in Sexual Health Advertising
2018EducationShiftMindy McAdamsEducationShift20 ListPart of Inugural List
2018Florida AP Professional BroadcastingRyan Vasquez1stRadio II: Public Affairs After Irma: What's Next for Florida
2018Fulbright Scholar ProgramNorm LewisFulbright Scholar AwardStudy Data Journalism in the Mid East
2018National Press Photographers AssociationFrank LoMonte1stAlicia Calzada First Amendment Award
2018Public Relations Society of AmericaMickey NallDavid Ferguson AwardFor Outstanding Contributions to PR Education
2018RTDNA Regional Edward R. Murrow AwardsRyan Vasquez1stExcellence in News DocumentaryFlorida After Irma
2018UF Academic AffairsFrank WaddellUF Excellence Award for Assistant Professors
2018UF College of Journalism and CommunicationsCarla FisherFaculty Research Award
2018UF College of Journalism and CommunicationsJon MorrisOutstanding Doctoral Mentor Award
2018UF College of Journalism and CommunicationsKim Walsh-ChildersFaculty Service Award
2018UF College of Journalism and CommunicationsRobyn GoodmanTeacher of the Year
2018UF Graduate Student CouncilKaty RobinsonGraduate Student Teaching Award
2018UF Office of Multiculutural and Diversity AffairsKatrice GrahamExcellence in Diversity Staff Award
2018UF Research FoundationTim SorelUF Research Foundatoin Professorship AwardThree Year Term
2017AEJMCFrank Waddell1stComm. Theory and Methodology Faculty Paper You Must Be This Anthropomorphic to Write the News
2017AEJMCHarrison Hove1stElectronic News Top Faculty PaperThe Local TV News Digital Footprint
2017AEJMCMoon Lee, Jung Won Chyn and Jungyun Won1stComm Technology Gene Burd AwardPromoting CSR programs/Activities Via Social Media
2017AEJMCClay Calvert2ndLaw and Policy Faculty PaperGag Clauses and the Right to Gripe
2017AEJMCJon Morris, Taylor Wen, Mark Sherwood, Alissa Meyer, Nicole Rosenberg2ndAdvertising Open Research PaperThe Psychological Processses of Mixed Valence Images
2017American Academy of AdvertisingEunice KimMary Alice Shaver Promising Professor Award
2017BEA Best of Festival AwardsTim Sorel1stFaculty Chair Award
2017BEA Best of Festival AwardsTim Sorel1stFaculty Long Form Video or Film DocMy Kid is Not Crazy
2017BEA Best of Festival AwardsTim Sorel1stBest of Festival Award for Faculty DocumentaryMy Kid is Not Crazy
2017Florida AP BroadcastersForrest SmithInaugural Legacy AwardHonoring 25 Years in Broadcasting
2017Fulbright Specialist ProgramAmy Jo CoffeyFulbright Specialists Roster
2017Institute for Public RelationsMila KhalitovaGrunig PRIME Research FellowshipPublic Relations Research
2017SPJ Sunshine State AwardsChris TotzkeFinalistBest VideoIn Rural Union County, Web Designer Finds New Life
2017UF Clinical and Translational ScienceYulia StrekalovaTranslational Pilot Program Grant“Stakeholder Engagement in Leukemia Genetic Research"
2017UF College of Journalism and CommunicationsCynthia Morton PadovanoDoctoral Mentor Award
2017UF College of Journalism and CommunicationsDeanna Pelfry2016-2017 Faculty Service Award
2017UF College of Journalism and CommunicationsJanice KriegerFaculty Reseach Award
2017UF College of Journalism and CommunicationsTed Spiker2016-17 Teacher of the Year
2017UF Excellence AwardCarla Fisher1 of 10Award for Assistant Professors
2017UF Graduate Student CouncilFrank Waddell1 of 2Outstanding Service by a Faculty Member
2017UF Online Educations Excellence AwardsJulie DoddInstitutional StrategyMultimedia Writing (JOU 3109)
2017UF Research FoundationClay CalvertResearch Professorship 2017-20
2017UF Term ProfessorshipsAmy Jo CoffeyFall 2017 - 3 Academic Years
2017UF Term ProfessorshipsClay CalvertSpring 2017 - 3 Calendar Years
2017UF Term ProfessorshipsCynthia Morton PadovanoFall 2017 - 3 Academic Years
2017UF Term ProfessorshipsKim Walsh-ChildersSpring 2017 - 3 Calendar Years
2017UF Term ProfessorshipsMoon LeeFall 2017 - 3 Academic Years
2017UF Term ProfessorshipsNorm LewisFall 2017 - 3 Academic Years
2017UF Term ProfessorshipsSylvia Chan-OlmstedSpring 2017 - 3 Calendar Years
2017UF Term ProfessorshipsTim SorelSpring 2017 - 3 Calendar Years
2017University of FloridaTed SpikerUF Undergraduate Teacher of the Year
2016Plank Center for Leadership in Public RelationsLinda Hon1stMentoring Educator Award
2016Plank Center for Leadership in Public RelationsRita Men1stScholar
2016Plank Center for Leadership in Public RelationsYu-Hao Lee1stAward for Assistant Professors
2016Public Relations Society of AmericaUF CJC TeamHon. Ment.Bateman Competition
2016UF College of Journalism and CommunicationsDavid OstroffDoctoral Mentor Award
2016UF College of Journalism and CommunicationsDeanna PelfryTeacher of the Year Award
2016UF College of Journalism and CommunicationsJames BabanikosFaculty Advising/Mentor Award
2016UF College of Journalism and CommunicationsKay Tappan Faculty Service Award
2016UF College of Journalism and CommunicationsRita MenFaculty Research Award
2016UF Research FoundationJon MorrisResearch Professorship 2016-2019
2015Broadcast Educator's AssociationJulian HernandezBest of FestivalKing Foundation Award
2015Public Relations Society of AmericaCJC Team1stBateman CompetitionFiserv
2015UF College of Journalism and CommunicationsAnn ChristianoTeacher of the Year
2015UF College of Journalism and CommunicationsKim Walsh-ChildersFaculty Research Award
2015UF Research FoundationJuan-Carlos MolledaUF Doctoral Mentor Award
2015University of FloridaAnn ChristianoUF Teacher of the Year
2015University of FloridaWayne WantaUF Research Professorship 2015-2018
2014UF Preeminence Scholar Janice Krieger
2014UF Preeminence Scholar Sriram Kalyanaraman
2014UF Research FoundationAmy Jo CoffeyUF Research Professorship 2014-2017
2013Society of Professional JournalitsCasey Kochey1stGraduate Student Teaching Award
2013Society of Professional JournalitsDave Carlson1stWells Memorial Key
2013UF Research FoundationMike Foley1stDistinguished Teaching in Journalism Award
2013UF Research FoundationSylvia Chan-Olmsted1stResearch Professorship 2013-2016
2012Fulbright ProgramMindy McAdamsFulbright Senior Scholar
2012RTNDA Murrow National AwardsUF CJC Team2nd
2012UF Research FoundationRon RodgersUF Research Professorship 2012-2015
2011UF Research FoundationCory ArmstrongUF Research Professorship
2011UF Research FoundationJuan-Carlos MolledaUF Research Professorship
2010University of FloridaCory ArmstrongUF Award for Assistant Professors
2010University of FloridaNorm LewisUF Undergraduate Teacher of the Year
2009University of FloridaMike FoleyUF Undergraduate Teacher of the Year