AWARDS AND HONORS

 

2013 Kansas Public Health Association Virginia Lockhart Health Education Award

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2012 OSCLG Feminist Teacher-Mentor Award - Organization for the Study of Communication, Language and Gender.

2011 Wichita State University Excellence Award for Community Research

2011 Inductee, Wise Woman Council - Organization for the Study of Communication, Language and Gender – Award for excellence in leadership, scholarship and Mentoring

2011 Top Paper Award, National Communication Association, Feminist and Women’s Studies Division Ballard-Reisch, D.S., Ballard-Reisch, A., Siveria-Sater, J. (November 18, 2011). In the Transition from Childhood to Womanhood; Constructing Coming of Age Rituals in Contemporary U.S. American Culture. National Communication Annual Conference, New
Orleans, LA


2010 2nd place, Faculty Division, “Celebrate Aging Research at Wichita State University” poster competition, Faculty Division, WSU Regional Institute on Aging Ballard-Reisch, D.S., Bahner, C., Epp, M., Hale, L., Hanley, R., Kendrick, K., Rogers, M., Rogers, N., Archiopoli, A., Granville, M., Rozzell, B., Utah, C., Williams, K.S. & Radebaugh, T. Development of the Falling LinKS Toolkit: An example of a community-grounded health promotion initiative.

2010 “Champion against Hunger”, Numana Incorporated

2006 USAC fellowship, to teach in the University Studies Abroad Consortium program in Turin, Italy, July, 2007

2005 Woman of Achievement, Nevada Women’s Fund

2005 Award for the Outstanding Journal Special Issue in Applied Communication for “Advancing Consumer/Provider Health Communication Research” special issue - Patient Education and Counseling, 50 (1), 2003 – contributing author for Ballard-Reisch, D.S. & Letner, J.A. (June, 2003) Centering families in cancer communication research: Acknowledging the impact of support, culture and process on client/provider communication in cancer management.

2004 Mentor, Selected as faculty mentor by top geriatrics and gerontology graduate student – Teresa Sacks

2000 Top Paper Award, National Communication Association, Family Communication Division. Weigel, D.J. & Ballard-Reisch, D.S. The long-term effects of relational maintenance: Assessing the relationship between maintenance behaviors and marital satisfaction after one year.

Mentor, Selected as faculty mentor by top graduate in the College of Human and Community Sciences – Courtney Severino

1998 Top Paper Award, National Communication Association, Family Communication Division. Weigel, D. J. & Ballard-Reisch, D. S. The Use of Relational Maintenance Behaviors in Marriage: Comparing the Roles of Investment and Relational Dimensions.

1997 Top Paper Award, National Communication Association, Family Communication Division. Weigel, D. & Ballard-Reisch, D.S. Relational Maintenance and Marital Quality: A Test of Couple Models Using Paired Date.

5th Place Paper Award, National Communication Association, Family Communication Division. Weigel, D. & Ballard-Reisch, D.S. The Role of Relational Maintenance Similarity in Marital Satisfaction, Commitment and Love.

 

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