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Richard Jones, Jr., Ph.D.'s Vita
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Rich has been named EIU's 2016 Faculty Laureate by the Council on Academic Affairs.
Rich won an Achievement and Contribution Award in recognition of outstanding teaching, research, and service during the 2014-2015 academic year.
Rich wrote a workbook titled "CMN 1310: Introduction to speech communication," which was published in 2015 by Kendall-Hunt.
Rich had a research article titled "Queering the body politic: Intersectional reflexivity in the body narratives of queer men" published in the journal Qualitative Inquiry - in 2015.
Rich had a book chapter published in the book Critical articulations of race, gender, and sexual orientation, edited by Sheena Howard and published by Lexington Books in 2014. The chapter is titled: "Divided loyalties: Exploring the intersections of queerness, race, ethnicity, and gender."
Rich won an Achievement and Contribution Award in recognition of outstanding service during the 2012-2013 academic year.
Rich is the 2012 winner of the "Jerry Mathis Outstanding Young Teacher Award." The award is presented annually by the Illinois Communication and Theatre Association to one communication educator in the state of Illinois. Rich will accept the award September 28 at the Hilton Lisle Hotel in Naperville IL.
Rich’s first book, Communication in the Real World was published in January 2013 by Flat World Knowledge.
Rich co-authored, with Bernadette Marie Calafell (University of Denver), an article titled “Contesting neoliberalism through critical pedagogy, intersectional reflexivity, and personal narrative: Queer tales of academia” for a special issue of the Journal of Homosexuality (volume 59, issue 7, published 8/27/12) on Sexualities and Genders in an Age of Neoliberalism. Click here to access the article.
Rich won an Achievement and Contribution Award in Fall 2011 from Eastern Illinois University to honor outstanding achievements and contributions in the areas of teaching, research, and service. Rich was awarded in the "balanced" category which considers teaching, research, and service as a whole.
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- Difference Matters: Exploring Cultural Identity
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- The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Rights Movement
- Diversity in the Workplace
- Diversity in Higher Education
- Diversity in the Classroom