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COMS professor to speak at Colorado State as part of scholarly lecture series

Erin Roberts | Aug 2, 2012

COMS professor to speak at Colorado State as part of scholarly lecture series

ATHENS, Ohio (Aug. 2, 2012)—Dr. Raymie McKerrow, the Charles E. Zumkehr Professor of Speech Communication in the School of Communication Studies at Ohio University, will deliver the 7th Annual G. Jack Gravlee Lecture at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo., on Sept. 6.

McKerrow, who joined the faculty at OHIO in September 1995, is an accomplished critical rhetoricist, scholar and author. His many awards include a Lifetime Achievement Award in the Critical and Cultural Studies Division (National Communication Association, 2009,) the Douglas W. Ehninger Distinguished Rhetorical Scholar Award (NCA, 2006,) the Sigma Chi Eta Distinguished Service Award of Appreciation (NCA, 2006,) the Charles H. Woolbert Research Award (NCA, 2001,) and the Outstanding Service to the Discipline Award (American Communication Association, 1998.)

McKerrow is the author and co-author of more than 70 articles in such journals as the Quarterly Journal of Speech, Communication Monographs, Communication Quarterly, Southern Speech Communication Journal and the Central States Speech Journal. He is also the editor and co-author of 18 books, conference proceedings and instructional manuals.

McKerrow will speak at Colorado State University as part of a lecture series that is to bring eminent communication scholars to campus for presentations and interaction with students and faculty. The series is in honor of G. Jack Gravlee, a longtime Colorado State University professor and administrator.

For a more comprehensive list of McKerrow’s publications, awards and professional activities, visit

- Erin Roberts