04/16/2013 09:17 AM
BATON ROUGE – James Honeycutt, LSU Distinguished Professor in the Department of Communication
Studies, was recently honored at the Southern States Communication Association annual
convention, held April 10-14 in Louisville, Ky. Honeycutt received the Outstanding
Scholar in Communication Theory award for his contributions to the knowledge and understanding
of communication theory.
Honeycutt has authored, co-authored and edited more than 100 publications in the area
of communication theory, including six books and more than 35 book chapters and encyclopedia
entries. His accomplishments span three decades, and he continues to receive accolades
nationally and internationally for his scholarship. For example, in 2011, he was recipient
of the LSU Senior Scholar Rainmaker Award in the Humanities & Social Sciences and
the LSU Distinguished Faculty Award in the Humanities & Social Sciences for scholarly
research. His Imagined Interactions Theory has generated countless publications and
Honeycutt is internationally known for his work in intrapersonal communication, cognition
and mental imagery known as imagined interaction, in which individuals rehearse and
replay encounters in their mind.
Honeycutt holds a Bachelor of Science degree in interpersonal communication and social
psychology from the University of Texas at Austin, a master’s degree in interpersonal
communication from Purdue University and a Ph.D. in family and relational communication
from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is the co-editor of Imagination,
Cognition, and Personality.
Established in 1928, the LSU Department of Communication Studies is one of the oldest
communication departments in the nation, granting the first communication Ph.D. in
the South. Today, the department continues the rich tradition of humanistic inquiry
by drawing from the insights of art, social science and philosophy to study the practice
of communication. To study communication at LSU is to explore how people form, maintain
and transform the symbolic environments they inhabit through rhetoric, performance
and communicative interactions. The department is committed to using scholarship to
inform and thereby improve practices of communication so as to enable the advancement
of culture. For more information, visit http://appl003.lsu.edu/artsci/cmstweb.nsf/index.
The LSU Department of Communication Studies is part of the LSU College of Humanities & Social Sciences. For more on the college, visit http://hss.lsu.edu/.
Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2013