Professor Wins Distinguished Senior Scholar Award from National Group

Posted On August 27, 2019
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ATLANTA–Professor of Communication at Georgia State University Dr. Carol Winkler has been recognized for her work by the National Communication Association and the American Forensic Association. Dr. Winkler has been awarded the Senior Scholar Award at the 2019 ALTA Summer Conference on Argumentation for her lifetime contribution to research in the study of argument. The conference brings together scholars both from the United States and abroad interested in all aspects of argumentation.

Dr. Winkler also leads the Transcultural Violence and Extremism (TCV) initiative at Georgia State University.

Her research focuses on communication and conflict, with a particular emphasis on presidential foreign policy rhetoric, argumentation and debate, visual communication, and online extremism.  Her book, In the Name of Terrorism (SUNY 2006), won the outstanding book award in political communication from the National Communication Association. Routledge published her most recent edited volume, Networking Argument, in November of 2019. The U.S. Department of Justice, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the Strategic Studies Institute and various private foundations have funded her research into various aspects of conflict and its solutions.

Dr. Winkler holds a Ph.D. in Public Communication from the University of Maryland.  She also earned a master’s degree in Speech Communication from Wake Forest University and a B.A. in English and Speech Communication from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She is past President of the American Forensics Association.