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ECA Distinguished Teaching Fellows

Please email the nomination PDF directly to the chair, Rebecca M. Townsend ( by March 15, 2022.

The Eastern Communication Association (ECA) is now soliciting nominations for 2022 Distinguished Teaching Fellows recognition. The Teaching Fellows program recognizes a distinguished career of teaching excellence in the field of communication and is limited to colleagues who have active and ongoing service to ECA.

Potential candidates must be a living member of ECA at the time of nomination and have a minimum of ten (10) years of consecutive ECA membership. No more than 1% of the membership can be given this award in any given year. There are no self-nominations for the Distinguished Teaching Fellows.

  • The nomination is comprised of one (1) PDF file that includes the following information and materials:  
      1. The nominator’s letter of nomination,  
      2. The nominee’s current vitae,  
      3. up to five (5) letters of recommendation, and  
      4. representative supporting materials that suggest at least ten (10) years of excellent teaching activity (e.g., student evaluations, peer reviews, citations). 
  • All previous teaching fellows serve as the selection committee with nominations. 

Please email the nomination PDF directly to the chair, Rebecca M. Townsend ( by March 15, 2022

Rebecca M. Townsend, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Communication in the Humanities Department
Hillyer College Honors Program Director
University of Hartford

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