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Lois J. Einhorn


English, General Literature and Rhetoric


  • BA, MA, Pennsylvania State University
  • PhD, Indiana University

Research Interests

  • Rhetorical theory and criticism
  • organizational communication
  • Compassionate nonviolent communication
  • Communication
  • Ethics
  • Social Actions
  • Voices of diversity
  • Spiritual communication


  • The Robert Kibler Award
  • National Communication Association (2005). This award specifically was for "dedication to excellence
  • acceptance of diversity
  • concern for others
  • and forthrightness" as seen through "accomplishments in research
  • teaching
  • and service."
    Hero of Forgiveness
  • Reconciliation
  • and Peace Award
  • World Forgiveness Alliance (2004). Previous winners of this award include Mahatma Gandhi
  • Martin Luther King
  • Jr.
  • Nelson Mandela
  • and Desmond Tutu. The award is given to individuals who promote forgiveness as a way of creating a safer
  • more joyful
  • and more peaceful world.
    Distinguished Research Fellow- recognizing a lifetime of distinguished research (2000)-- youngest person to receive this lifetime award
  • earning it at age 47.
    Distinguished Teaching Fellow
  • Eastern Commnuication Association(1999)--youngest person to receive this lifetime award
  • earning it at age 46.
    Dean's Research Semester Award (1994)
    National Speaker's Association Outstanding Professor Award (1993)
    Everett Lee Hunt Award
  • Eastern Communication Association
  • for book
  • Abraham Lincoln the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (1993)
    Donald H. Ecroyd Award for Outstanding Teaching in Higher Education. Award given annually by the national Speech Communication Association to "an individual who is a consummate educator" (1989)-youngest person to receive this award.
    Past President's Award
  • Eastern Communication Association (given to someone in his/her "mid-career" to recognize "distinguished research
  • teaching
  • and service to the Association and the profession")
  • (1985)-youngest person to receive this mid-career award
  • earning it at age 30.
    Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • 1982-83-- received this award the first year she was eligible
    Karl Wallace Award-- National research award (1982)-- youngest person to receive this award.