Top Paper Award Presented to FDU Communications Professor Gary Radford
Madison, NJ (November 27, 2006)—Gary Radford, PhD, was presented with a Top Paper Award from the National Communication Association (NCA) at their 92nd Annual Conference on November 17, 2006. His paper, “The Author Should Die: Semiotics and the Regime of Communication” was selected from a competitive national pool of entries as best paper submitted to NCA’s Semiotics and Communication Division in 2006.
Dr. Radford is a professor of communication and director of Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Masters program in Corporate and Organizational Communication. A native of England, he joined Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1999 after spending nine years working in the Department of Communication at William Paterson University. He teaches courses in Interpersonal Communication, Communication Theory, Communication Philosophy, and Corporate Communication, drawing on his unique background in semiotics and other European approaches to communication. An active and admired professor, he was named Becton College Teacher of the Year and received the Educational Opportunity Fund Outstanding Faculty Award in 2003, and was honored with the Distinguished Faculty Award in 2005.
Dr. Radford’s research focuses on philosophical and critical treatments of the communication process, using the work of the French philosopher Michel Foucault as a foundation. He has published four major books, written more than 20 articles for prestigious publications, and has made presentations at nearly 100 national and international conferences. He was a founding editor of The New Jersey Journal of Communication (now the Atlantic Journal of Communication) in 1993 and has been editor of the journal since 1995.
Dr. Radford earned his B.A. at Sheffield City Polytechnic (now Sheffield Hallam University) in Sheffield, England, graduating in the top 5% of his class. He received his M.S. from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and his Ph.D. from Rutgers.