Ph.D. students Elizabeth Housholder and Soyoon Kim have been named the winners of the 2013 Casey Award.
The award, named for SJMC's first director Ralph D. Casey, is given annually to Ph.D. students for outstanding dissertation research projects. The award allows students to fund the research required for dissertations.
Housholder's dissertation is titled, "Blocking the Bias: Testing the Effectiveness of Two-Sided Political Advertising in Overcoming Defense Motivated Responses to Politicians."
Kim's dissertation is titled, "Challenging Bipolarity in Persuasive Health Communication: Tests of the Activation Patterns and Consequences of the Avoidance-Approach Motivations Explaining Media Health Message Effects."