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Professor Joseph Bonito receives the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Dean's Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching

Please join the Department of Communication on congratulating Joe Bonito for receiving the 2014-2015 College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Dean's Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching.

“Joe is most deserving of this award and has made major contributions to our graduate curriculum for the better part of the past 20 years,” said Communication Department Head, Chris Segrin. 

Jennifer Ervin, the nominating graduate student, said, “I nominated Dr. Bonito because of his passion for not only imparting knowledge and understanding, but also his strong desire to see my classmates and myself succeed, as well as his constant accessibility.  He masterfully balances theory and practical applications of the material. His hands-on approach to teaching made the course materials accessible and relatable to each of our areas of interest (as graduate students).  Dr. Bonito is a thoughtful and dedicated professor. In having discussed his teaching style with other students, I can confidently speak for my classmates when I say that Dr. Bonito is nothing short of an exceptional professor.”

In addition to Professor Bonito’s research in small group communication & decision making, communication technologies, message production processes, and research methods, he also teaches both undergraduate and graduate students in small group communication, communication and cognition, and research methods.  For more information about Dr. Bonito’s work, please visit

Professor Bonito will be formally honored at the fall graduation ceremony at Centennial Hall.

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