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Routledge, Taylor & Francis is proud to be the official sponsor of the Routledge, Taylor & Francis Student Scholarships at the NCA’s Annual Convention. The scholarship fund will assist NCA Student Members with convention costs.

We have collated a list of past recipients of the Routledge, Taylor & Francis Student Scholarship, including articles written by them for you to read online for free (via this page only).

Find out more about the Student Scholarship here.

2018 Recipients

Stephen Berry, Arkansas State University
Kasey Foley, Penn State University
Fred Jenga, University of Texas
Lulu Peng, Penn State University



2017 Recipients

Franccesca Kazerooni, Cornell University
Nora Murphy, University of Maryland
Lingzi Zhong, University of Texas, Austin
Neha Sethi, Michigan State University

Political Myth as Strategic Communication: Analysis of Chinese Dream’s Rhetoric and English News Media’s Interpretation
International Journal of Strategic Communication
Lingzi Zhong & Juyan Zhang



2016 Recipients

Pedro Lara, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Dana Rogers, University of Connecticut
Emily Caldes, Penn State University
Jeffrey Nagel, Baylor University

Reducing unwarranted antibiotic use for pediatric acute otitis media: the influence of physicians' explanation and instruction on parent compliance with ‘watchful waiting’
Journal of Applied Communication Research
Erina L. MacGeorge, Emily P. Caldes, Rachel A. Smith , Nicole M. Hackman & Alyssa San Jose

Watchful Waiting for Cases of Pediatric Otitis Media: Modeling Parental Response to Physician Advice
Journal of Health Communication
Erina L. MacGeorge, Rachel A. Smith, Emily P. Caldes & Nicole M. Hackman

Toward Reduction in Antibiotic Use for Pediatric Otitis Media: Predicting Parental Compliance with “Watchful Waiting” Advice
Journal of Health Communication
Erina L. MacGeorge , Rachel A. Smith, Emily P. Caldes & Nicole M. Hackman



2015 Recipients

Arshia Anwer, Duquesne University
Soela Kim, University of Georgia
Patrick Seick, Eastern Michigan University
Lei Vincent Huang, Hong Kong Baptist University

Message fatigue: Conceptual definition, operationalization, and correlates
Communication Monographs
Jiyeon So, Soela Kim & Heather Cohen

How Message Fatigue toward Health Messages Leads to Ineffective Persuasive Outcomes: Examining the Mediating Roles of Reactance and Inattention
Journal of Health Communication
Soela Kim & Jiyeon So



2014 Recipients

Nicole Hudak, James Madison University
Garret Castleberry, University of Oklahoma
Becki Duly, Regis University
Scott Morton, University of Alabama

“Understanding” as Support for Emerging Adults Whose Parents Have Chronic Health Conditions: A Life-Span Communication Perspective
Journal of Family Communication
Charee M. Thompson, Andrew Frisbie, Nicole Hudak, Kristen E. Okamoto & Sarah Bell

In Pursuit of “queer-friendly” Healthcare: An Interview Study of How Queer Individuals Select Care Providers
Health Communication
Nicole Hudak & Benjamin R. Bates

“It’s Better to Be Depressed Skinny than Happy Fat:” College Women’s Memorable Body Messages and Their Impact on Body Image, Self-Esteem, and Rape Myth Acceptance
Health Communication
Valerie Rubinsky, Angela M. Hosek & Nicole Hudak



2013 Recipients

Navi Vernon, Indiana University Kokomo
Nicholas Riggs, University of South Florida
Elizabeth Cobban, Western Illinois University
Justin Lipp, University of California, Santa Barbara



2012 Recipients

Hillary Pennell, University of Missouri
Rachel Plotnick, Northwestern University
Amy Rothblum, Illinois State University
Daniel Kim, University of Colorado – Boulder

NEW: The effects of virtual racial embodiment in a gaming app on reducing prejudice
Communication Monographs
Elizabeth Behm-Morawitz, Hillary Pennell & Ashton Gerding Speno

Book Review: The rise and reason of comics and graphic literature: critical essays on the form, edited by Joyce Goggin and Dan Hassler-Forest
Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics
Hillary Pennell

Rubbing Readers the Wrong Way? Materiality and the Case of Ink Rub-Off
American Journalism
Rachel Plotnick

Touch of a Button: Long-Distance Transmission, Communication, and Control at World's Fairs
Critical Studies in Media Communication
Rachel Plotnick

Examining the Effects of MTV’s 16 and Pregnant on Adolescent Girls’ Sexual Health: The Implications of Character Affinity, Pregnancy Risk Factors, and Health Literacy on Message Effectiveness
Health Communication
Elizabeth Behm-Morawitz, Jennifer Stevens Aubrey, Hillary Pennell & Kyung Bo Kim

The effects of virtual racial embodiment in a gaming app on reducing prejudice
Communication Monographs
Elizabeth Behm-Morawitz, Hillary Pennell & Ashton Gerding Speno