James Kimble Receives Outstanding Dissertation Award

Posted: July 10, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Tara Laskowski

James Kimble, visiting assistant professor of communication, was given the prestigious Gerald R. Miller Outstanding Dissertation Award for 2001-02 by the National Communication Association (NCA). The award is presented to a scholar who has recently completed a dissertation on a communication-related product.

Kimble graduated with his Ph.D. in Communication in December 2001 from the University of Maryland. His project, “Mobilizing the Home Front: War Bonds, Morale, and the U.S. Treasury’s Domestic Propaganda Campaign, 1942-1945,” examined the efforts by the U.S. government to sell war bonds during World War II and the role these efforts played in mobilizing public morale.

According to NCA Award Committee Chair James Aune, “We had the toughest competition since I have been on the committee, but James Kimble’s dissertation was a unanimous first choice.”

Kimble earned his M.A. in Communication Studies from Kansas State University in 1991 and his B.S. in Education from the University of Nebraska in 1989. He came to George Mason in 1996 as an assistant coach for the forensics team and currently teaches various communication courses.

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