Awards to Communication Arts Faculty

Congratulations to award-winning Communication Arts colleagues Susan Zaeske and Kelley Conway.

Dean Gary Sandefur has announced that Professor Susan Zaeske (pictured at right) was selected to receive a Hamel Family Faculty Fellowship. Ten such awards were made across the College of Letters and Science in a highly competitive review of nominees from all L&S departments. Fellowship winners will receive five years of funding to support research and career development. The award recognizes Professor Zaeske’s outstanding career achievements in teaching, research, and service, and the high potential of her future research. The Hamel Family Faculty Fellowships were established through a generous gift to the College from George (BA ’80) and Pamela Hamel.

The Department is also proud to announce that Professor Kelley Conway (pictured at left) has won a 2008 Distinguished Teaching Award in an equally competitive review. Only 8-10 UW-Madison faculty are selected annually for this award from among the University’s many outstanding teachers. The award recognizes Professor Conway’s exceptional skills in the classroom as well her successful outreach initiatives. For example, Professor Conway has developed an innovative course to teach French cinema to UW students in residence in Paris, and she will be the Resident Director of the study-abroad program in Aix-en-Provence in 2008-09. Professor Conway joins Professors Steve Lucas, JJ Murphy, and Susan Zaeske among current Communication Arts faculty who have won the Distinguished Teaching Award.