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Nownes Honored at Annual Faculty Awards Banquet

Each year, faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences are recognized for their contributions to the college, the university, and the impact of their teaching and research at the annual faculty awards dinner. One member of the Department of Political Science received an award at this year’s event, which took place Thursday, December 1, 2016.

The Excellence in Research/Creative Achievement awards recognize faculty excellence in research and creative achievement at three levels: the early career, midcareer, and senior career. Professor Anthony Nownes received a senior-level award this year.

Nownes is a nationally-recognized leader in the area of interest groups and has been a productive scholar for years. In the past three years, he published a solo-authored book, edited another book (a major volume in the field), and has book in progress. Over the same time period, he has published seven peer reviewed articles and six chapters in edited volumes. His research continues to break new ground. He has taken the lead on research on interest groups that advocate for LBGT issues that will define the field for the foreseeable future. Professor Nownes is in the process of wrapping up his well-known experiment on the effects of celebrity endorsements on voter emotion. He has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal and Washington Post on the issue of celebrity endorsements. Through his scholarship, Nownes has enhanced the visibility of the university and the department.

Congratulations to Professor Nownes on his achievement.

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