Three LSU Manship School Faculty Members Awarded Top University Awards

April 27, 2021

BATON ROUGE— Three faculty members at LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication were honored with top university awards, underscoring the impact they make through their research, community service and dedication to teaching excellence at LSU. This marks the 10th consecutive year that Manship School faculty have been awarded with LSU’s prestigious University Faculty Awards.

Jinx C. Broussard was awarded the 2021 LSU Distinguished Faculty Award that recognizes LSU faculty members who have a sustained record of excellence in teaching, research, service or any combination of the three. Broussard is one of five faculty members across campus to receive this award. Broussard is the Bart R. Swanson Endowed Memorial Professor and an award-winning scholar who has taught public relations, strategic communication, media history and mass media theory at the Manship School for over 15 years.

Hyojung Park was awarded the 2021 LSU Alumni Association Faculty Excellence Award that recognizes LSU faculty members for outstanding teaching, research and/or service. Park was one of four faculty members across campus to receive this award. Park serves as the School’s Associate Dean of Research & Strategic Initiatives and Blue Cross/Blue Shield Louisiana Professor in Health Communication. Park joined the Manship School faculty in the fall of 2012 and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in public relations and strategic communication.

Ruth Moon was awarded the 2021 David J. Kriskovich Distinguished Professorship that recognizes one LSU faculty member from any discipline who has made contributions to promote democracy, rule of law and human rights in developing countries. Moon, who joined the Manship School faculty in the fall of 2019, serves as assistant professor in media and public affairs. Moon’s latest research article, which was published in Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly in January 2021, examines the metajournalistic discourse of Rwandan journalists and the impact of that discourse on their relationships.

Jinx Broussard

Jinx C. Broussard

Hyojung Park

Hyojung Park

Ruth Moon

Ruth Moon

View the full list of 2021 University Faculty Award recipients.

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LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication ranks among the strongest collegiate communication programs in the country, with its robust emphasis on media and public affairs. It offers undergraduate degrees in public relations, journalism, political communication, digital advertising and pre-law, along with four graduate degree programs: Master of Mass Communication, Ph.D. in Media and Public Affairs, Certificate of Strategic Communication and a dual MMC/Law degree. Its public relations students were recently ranked the #1 team in the nation, and its digital advertising and student media teams frequently earn national recognition.