Awards & Media
Recognition & Honors since 2002
of the Kohrs-Campbell Prize in Rhetorical Criticism, for Executing Democracy, Volume 2: Capital Punishment and the Making of
2012 Winner (one of three), the UCD College of
Liberal Arts and Science’s Excellence in Research and Creative Activities
the Western States Communication Association’s 2012 Distinguished Teacher
the National Communication Association’s Golden Monograph Award, for best scholarly
article of the year, for “Communication, Social Justice, and Joyful
(one of many) of a PASS Award (Prevention for a Safer Society), given by the
National Council on Crime and Delinquency, for Challenging the Prison-Industrial Complex.
(one of three) of the University of Colorado’s Thomas Jefferson Award.
(one of two) of the Northwestern Communication Association’s Human Rights
Mention, the University of Illinois’s Excellence in Mentoring Graduate Students
the University of Utah’s Sterling McMurrin Distinguished Visiting Professor.
of the University YMCA’s Frederick Miller Award for Distinguished Volunteer
of the University of Illinois’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences’ Alumni
Discretionary Award, for distinguished service to the campus.
one of the University of Illinois’s Helen Corley Petit Scholars of Liberal Arts
and Sciences; this honor included a $7,500 research honorarium.
a Research Fellow of the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities; this
appointment included a one semester leave from teaching.
2002 Winner of the National Communication
Association’s Winans and Wichelns Memorial Award for Distinguished Scholarship
in Rhetoric and Public Address, for Democratic
Dissent & The Cultural Fictions of Antebellum America.
August 2, my research into U.S., China, and Tibetan political rhetoric was
featured on the University of Colorado “Newsroom” website, where David Kelly
posted “Professor Sees Little Chance for Tibetan Independence, But Hope Lies in
the Diaspora,” accessible at http://www.ucdenver.edu/about/newsroom/newsreleases/Pages/Tibetan-independence-looks-unlikely.aspx.
May14, I was the featured guest on The Real News.com, an independent, web-based
TV show, discussing the history and contemporary state of the death penalty.
The show is listed as “From Capital Punishment to Guns, Old Fears Weigh like a
Nightmare on Today's Debate,” and is archived online at http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=10184.
May 7, I was the host and featured speaker for “Lifers,” a roundtable
discussion, poetry reading, and theater performance regarding the
prison-industrial complex, as part of the Second Annual Art of Social Justice
Conference, on the UCD campus. The poetry readings and theater skits were based
on works published in Captured Words/Free
April 15, I was the invited guest on the More Talk Radio Show, discussing the
history and contemporary state of the death penalty. The show is archived
online at http://www.kboo.fm/content/moretalkradioon041513,
and was played throughout the state of Oregon, on that states’ NPR affiliate,
KBOO, on 90.7 FM in Portland, 91.9 in the Willamette Valley, and 100.7 in
and event host for “Who Won the Iraq War? Reflections on the 10th
Anniversary of the U.S. Invasion of Iraq,” featuring internationally-renowned
journalists Reese Erlich and Normon Solomon, April 8, on UCD campus.
March 28, I was the invited guest on the nationally-syndicated Leslie Marshall
Radio Show, discussing the history and contemporary state of the death penalty.
The show airs on stations in 38 states; a complete list of stations playing the
show, and an audio archive of the show, are both available online at http://www.lesliemarshallshow.com/.
March 27, I was the invited guest on MSNBC’s “The Cycle,” one of the nation’s
highest-rated daytime news shows, discussing the history and contemporary state
of the death penalty. The segment may be seen at http://video.msnbc.msn.com/the-cycle/51353170.
March 27, I was the invited guest on the Peter Werbe Radio Show (America’s
longest-running talk radio show!), discussing the history and contemporary
state of the death penalty. The show is archived online at www.peterwerbe.com, and was played throughout
the greater Detroit metro area on WCSX 94.7 FM and WMGC 105.1 FM; the show also
streamed online via WCSX 94.7 HD2 and WMGC 105.1 HD2.
March 4, I was the invited guest on the Matthew Filipowicz Radio Show,
discussing the history and contemporary state of the death penalty. The show is
archived online at http://matthewf.net/2013/03/07/episode-202-with-stephen-john-hartnett-and-lee-camp/,
and was played in Washington, D.C. on 1480 AM, “We Act Radio,” and in Grand
Rapids, Michigan, on 1680 AM and 95.3 FM, “Public Reality Radio.”
February 26, I was the invited guest on the Mischke ‘Til Midnight radio show,
broadcast across the U.S. Midwest and middle Canada on WCCO, 830 AM, the CBS
affiliate of Minneapolis. Conversation
addressed Executing Democracy, Vol. 2:
Capital Punishment & the Making of America, and the status of the death
penalty in America. The show can be accessed at http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/audio-on-demand/the-nite-show-mischke-til-midnight/#.
January 24, I was the invited guest on Scotty Ledger’s Dangerous Conversation
radio show, broadcast on the RadioIO online network. Conversation addressed Executing Democracy, Vol. 2: Capital
Punishment & the Making of America, and the status of the death penalty
and drug war in America. The show can be accessed at http://www.radioio.com/btls/2011/06/13/dangerous-conversation/.