Leslie J. Reynard, associate professor of communication at Washburn University will receive the Franklyn S. Haiman Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Freedom of Expression from the National Communication Association at the organization’s annual meeting in Orlando, Fla., in November.
The honor is in recognition of her article, “The Fire-Eaters Surrender to General Sherman: Savannah Newspapers 1864-65,” which was published in Free Speech Yearbook, vol. 45, in 2011.
This award, which recognizes outstanding published research on freedom of expression, is presented to authors of scholarship published over the prior three years, as determined by the copyright date. Selection is determined by the vitality and importance of the subject, the calculated impact of the study upon its audience, the quality of composition and the enduring value of the scholarship.
Reynard received a bachelor of science, a master of arts and a doctor of philosophy degrees from the University of Kansas. She joined the Washburn faculty in 2007.
Dena Anson, university relations, 785-670-1711