Dawn O. Braithwaite, the Co-Chair of the Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research Interest Group Wins Award!

Dawn O. Braithwaite, the Co-Chair of the Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research Interest Group Wins Award! Tuesday, September 12, 2017

National Communications Association
National Communications Association

From the National Communication Association "Dr. Dawn Braithwaite has been an influential force in our organization, our discipline, and our profession. It’s impossible to elaborate upon all of Dawn’s contributions over the years.  But, it is possible to express our profound gratitude to Dawn for her service to over 65 global, national, and regional committees/boards, her editorial activities, her 10 books, and over 100 scholarly publications.  Of particular note is her leadership as president of both WSCA and NCA—two positions that required eight years of ongoing engagement, sensitivity, and passion.  As one of her supporting letters attests:  “If one charts her extensive list of NCA service from 1993-2016, Dr. Braithwaite has served on one and often multiple NCA committees for every year of her entire career!”

Although Dawn’s service and scholarship are visible to many, it’s what she has undertaken behind the scenes that are particularly of note. She was a founding member of the Disability Issues Caucus and a catalyst for ensuring gender equity in various NCA awards, among other pivotal work.  And, we can’t begin to count the thousands of hours she has dedicated to mentoring current teacher-scholars who are found in this room today and who now sit around our disciplinary table because of her advice and expertise. 

Sam Becker was a colleague who served without expecting anything back.  Dawn Braithwaite has continued this admirable ethic and NCA is a better organization because of her tireless commitment and dedication to other-centeredness."