ECA is pleased to announce a new award, generously funded by longtime member, Dr. Richard Vatz. The “Richard E. Vatz Agenda-Spin Persuasion Award” supports writing and/or media work and pedagogy focused on the rhetor-as-creative-agent, and work focusing on rhetor-as-creative-agent and the rhetor’s responsibility in a persuasion model.
This significant award of $2,000, disbursed annually, is to be based on the rhetorical perspective argued in Dr. Vatz’s “The Myth of the Rhetorical Situation” and The Only Authentic Book of Persuasion: The Agenda-Spin Model (McGraw-Hill, 2017).
A committee of persuasion scholars will review the nominations. For more information about nomination requirements and deadlines, please visit ECA’s awards page at https://ecasite.org/aws/ECA/pt/sp/convention_awards.
ECA cannot thank Dr. Vatz enough for his generous support of our association and its members.
Cheryl Casey, PhD
ECA Executive Director