Professor Susan Drucker of the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication was recognized for career achievement in scholarship by the Media Ecology Association (MEA).
She received the Walter J. Ong Award, named for the noted Jesuit priest and scholar on language and communication, during the MEA’s annual conference, June 21-24, in Orono, Maine, and also presented the keynote address, “Reflections of a Media Ecology Flaneuse: On Mediated Urban Spaces and Places.”
Professor Drucker, an attorney and coordinator of the media studies program in the Department of Journalism, Media Studies and Public Relations, was named the Lawrence Stessin Distinguished Professor of Journalism at Hofstra in fall 2017. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in media law and ethics and oversees internships and capstone projects.
She is the author or editor of 13 books and over 150 articles and book chapters, and has lectured throughout Europe and Asia and conducted collaborative research in comparative communication systems. Her most recent book, Urban Communication Regulations: Communication Freedoms and Limits (with Harvey Jassem), was published in January.
The MEA, created in 1998, is an international organization that aims to promote media ecology – the study of how communication, media, and technology intersect with human behaviors and environments – in all areas of society including education, politics, culture, and the arts.