Jordan Receives Top Teaching Honor From the NCA

Amy B. Jordan, Ph.D., (Gr ’90), Associate Director of Policy Implementation at the Annenberg Public Policy Center; Director of the Media & the Developing Child program at APPC; and Adjunct Full Professor of Communication at Annenberg has been named recipient of the 2013 National Communication Association’s (NCA) Mass Communication Division Teaching Award. This marks the first time a current member of the Annenberg School for Communication has received this honor from NCA.
Commenting on Dr. Jordan’s receipt of the NCA teaching award, Jessica Taylor Piotrowski, Ph.D. (Gr ’10), currently a member of the faculty at the University of Amsterdam, said "In every sense of the word, she is a true teacher. I learned from her in the undergraduate classroom, and these lessons parlayed themselves into the career I have today. In graduate school, she taught me how to be a better researcher and teacher. As a post‐doctoral research associate, she helped me apply and hone these research and teaching skills. And today, she continues to teach me. As we coauthor manuscripts together, she provides me the space I need to make mistakes and learn from them – with her gentle guidance always available. And as I continue to refine my own teaching skills, I speak with her about what is working for me and what I need to improve. She listens, and she shares her newest ideas openly with me. This past June, I was awarded an excellence in teaching award from my department – when people congratulated me on the award, I simply said ‘I learned from the best ‐ I learned from Amy Jordan’.”
Dr. Jordan will receive her award during the NCA annual conference in Washington, D.C. later this month.