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Communication Studies Faculty Receive National Awards

Faculty in the UNCW Department of Communication Studies have received awards recognizing excellence in research and service from the National Communication Association, the largest scholarly society in the communication discipline.

Deepak Rauniyar

A native of Nepal, Deepak Rauniyar has found his home at UNCW as a teacher and a filmmaker.

Heather Wilson ’05M

Art museums have always been a sanctuary for Heather Wilson ’05M. She hopes to create that same atmosphere for visitors to the Cameron Art Museum.

Coral Researchers Receive Global CORDAP Grants

Four UNCW faculty will receive nearly $2 million to advance their research to help save the world’s endangered coral reefs. The Coral Research and Development Accelerator Platform (CORDAP), a global organization formed by 17 of the Group of Twenty (G20) nations, awarded UNCW two of 14 grants totaling $18 million to fast-track worldwide research and development for coral conservation and restoration.  

Dr. Maia Butler Receives SAMLA Studies Book Award

Dr. Maia Butler, associate professor in the UNCW Department of English, is a recipient of a 2023 South Atlantic Modern Language Association Studies Book Award in the Edited Collection category.

Michaela Howells Receives Education Equity Award

Michaela Howells, associate professor in the Department of Anthropology, is the recipient of a 2023 Equity Award from the New Hanover County Office of Diversity and Equity.

Distinguished Professor, Noted Author Clyde Edgerton Honored for Life’s Work

Clyde Edgerton is the recipient of the 2023 John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities.

Daidone, Lidster Receive Spencer Grant

Dr. Danielle Daidone, assistant professor of Spanish, and Dr. Ryan Lidster, assistant professor of Japanese, in the Department of World Languages and Cultures, were awarded a $50,000 Spencer Foundation Small Research Grant on Education to develop a web-based platform for teaching second languages.

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