Tina M. Harris, who holds the Douglas L. Manship Sr.-Dori Maynard Race, Media, and Cultural Literacy Endowed Chair at the Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University, has been selected to receive the 2019 Robert J. Kibler Memorial Award from the National Communication Association. The award honors dedication to excellence, commitment to the profession, concern for others, vision of what could be, and acceptance of diversity and forthrightness. Dr. Harris will be honored at the association’s annual convention in Baltimore this November.
Professor Harris joined the Manship School’s faculty this past summer. She is an internationally renowned interracial communication scholar who studies and teaches on race, media representations and racial social justice. Dr. Harris was a professor in the department of communication studies at the University of Georgia. She joined the faculty there in 1998.
Professor Harris is the co-author of the textbook Interracial Communication: Theory Into Practice (Sage Publications, 2014, Third Edition). Her research interests include communication and pedagogy, diversity and media representations, and race and ethnic disparities and religious frameworks in health communication.
Dr. Harris holds a master’s degree from the University of Georgia and a Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky.