Dr. Casey Maugh, assistant professor of communication studies at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, was named the recipient of the Dwight L. Freshley Outstanding New Teacher Award presented at the Southern States Communication Association (SSCA) Conference in San Antonio, Texas.
The award honors SSCA members who have demonstrated teaching excellence early in their careers. Along with a nomination, two student letters of support and one faculty letter of support, nominees must teach courses in communication and have taught full-time within two and five years. Additionally, each nominee must submit a statement on his or her philosophy and practice of teaching.
Maugh’s primary research focuses on intercultural rhetoric and rhetoric of security surrounding globalization and government aid organizations. Along with her teaching and research, she has served as the director of the Gulf Coast Speaking and Writing Center at Southern Miss Gulf Coast.
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