Friday, November 16, 2012

Shawn Long, chair of the Department of Communication Studies in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, is the 2012 recipient of the Outstanding Service Award from the African American Communication and Culture Division and the Black Caucus of the National Communication Association.

The award honors an individual who exemplifies excellence in service, in recognition of extraordinary works of service by an active NCA member, specifically with an impact on the livelihood of African Americans in academia and in the national and international black community. He will be presented the award during the NCA’s 98th annual convention in Orlando, Nov. 15-18.

“I am honored to be chosen for this recognition,” said Long, who is associate professor in communication studies and organizational science, a doctoral program offered in partnership with the Belk College of Business. “Service is an important component of my professional and personal life, and I am humbled that this organization would recognize me in such a way."

Long earned his doctorate in communication from the University of Kentucky and his Master of Public Administration and bachelor’s degrees from Tennessee State. His research interests include organizational communication, virtual work, virtual teams, diversity communication, health communication and qualitative research methods. He has authored numerous papers and two books, “Virtual Work and Human Interaction Research” and “Communication, Relationships and Practices in Virtual Work.”