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Amber Roessner Receives National Award for Excellence in Teaching

Dr. Amber Roessner with her award at the 2017 AJHA convention.

Dr. Amber Roessner was awarded the 2017 National Award for Excellence in Teaching by the American Journalism Historians Association. She was recognized her use of experiential learning methods in teaching journalism and mass communication history, and her commitment to interdisciplinary work.

"I am truly humbled and honored to receive the American Journalism Historians Association's National Award for Excellence in Teaching," Roessner said. “We all know that journalists and all mass communications professionals play instrumental roles in our culture—as watchdogs, as storytellers, as keepers of memory, as liaisons between various publics, and as media historians and educators, we perform a crucial role in sharing with our students how our pasts inform our present circumstances and our future prospects.”

Roessner accepted her award at the association’s Sidney Kobre Teaching Awards Luncheon on Oct. 12, held at the William J. Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Arkansas.