Call for Messing Faculty Award Applications

Sep. 8, 2016

Call for Messing Faculty Award Applications
The deadline for applications is Nov. 4.

The Office of the Provost and the Office of Academic Affairs are now accepting applications for the 2017 Wilma and Roswell Messing, Jr. Faculty Award.

Every year since 1977, the Messing Faculty Award has been presented to a full-time faculty member for international summer activity that strengthens the curriculum of the faculty member’s department or improves the teaching/learning relationship. The award will fund travel and activities in Summer 2017.

The 2016 Messing Faculty Award winner was Seoyeon (Celine) Hong, assistant professor in the Department of Communications and Journalism in the School of Communications.

During the summer, Hong, who teaches courses in media research and social media, attended the 66th International Communication Association (ICA) conference held in Japan. ICA is the largest academic association for scholars interested in the study, teaching and application of all aspects of human and mediated communication, with more than 4,500 members in 80 countries. She presented a paper titled “Game of Cues: The Interplay between Star Ratings, Number of Reviews, and Product Reviews in Online Shopping for Health Products.”

 “The Messing award brought the most precious experience during Summer,” said Hong. “By presenting my research project at the International Communication Conference held in Japan, I was able to meet scholars from all over the world and had a chance to learn current research agenda. Moreover, the trip provided an opportunity to promote Webster University which supports faculty members in many ways.”

The deadline for applications is Friday, November 4. For more information, view the full 2017 Wilma and Roswell Messing, Jr. Faculty Award call for proposals [PDF].

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