Dr. Lester Olson Awarded 2016 Rhetoric Society of America Fellow

Dr. Lester Olson, Chair and Professor of the Department of Communication has been awarded the Rhetoric Society of America Fellow for 2016 for all of his contributions to the quality and quantity of his work with RSA. 

Fellows of the Rhetoric Society of America have produced scholarship in rhetorical studies that is remarkable for its quality and quantity, have participated in the work of the RSA, whether on the Board, on its committees, or in other capacities, and have worked to increase the visibility and influence of rhetorical studies through public lectures, teaching, advocacy, or other activities. Winners of the George E. Yoos Award, which automatically confers the status of Fellow, meet the criteria for Rhetoric Society Fellows and have made sustained contributions to the RSA which have improved the organization.