D. Clark Edwards Service Award

Clark Edwards, Ph.D., served on the faculty of the Department of Communication & Rhetorical Studies for over 20 years. Dr. Edwards, a combat veteran in the Vietnam War who went on to work in broadcast journalism prior to his academic career, earned his doctorate in Political Science. In the department's early years, Dr. Edwards taught journalism and served as faculty advisor to the Duquesne Duke. He led a number of formative initiatives in the department's growth and was a staunch defender of the good, most notably in cases that involved no personal benefit or advancement. He worked hard in the trenches of every unit with which he served, faithfully speaking hard truths when others remained silent. Dr. Edwards remained vigorous and insightful to the last, retiring less than a year before he died, having shaped and advanced the mission of the department and Duquesne University. He served well. Recipients include:

  • 2018 Mark Gardner
  • 2017 Andrew Tinker
  • 2016 Hannah Karolak
  • 2015 Johan Bodaski
  • 2014 Jeff Lohr
  • 2013 Dianne MacIntyre

Our graduate students also serve the discipline in national and regional capacities, as well as acting as editorial assistants for scholarly journals.

National and Regional Service:

  • Philosophy of Communication Division Secretary, Treasurer, Newsletter Editor, National Communication Association (NCA)
  • Communication Ethics Division Communication Director, National Communication Associate (NCA)
  • Conference Planners, National Communication Ethics Conference
  • Conference Planners, Biennial Philosophy of Communication Conference
  • Philosophy of Communication Interest Group Secretary, Eastern Communication Association (ECA)
  • Theory and Methodology Interest Group Secretary, Eastern Communication Association (ECA)
  • Local Arrangement Coordinator, Eastern Communication Association (ECA)

Editorial Assistants:

  • Journal of Communication and Religion
  • Listening: Journal of Communication Ethics, Religion, and Culture
  • Journal of the Association of Communication Administration