This past NCA in Baltimore, MD, the National Communication Association's Group Communication Division presented us with the Dennis Gouran Research Award for outstanding research in group communication. Although retired from Penn State, Dr. Gouran still has a strong presence on the field, especially his work on the Functional Theory of Group Decision Making. To receive an award named after him is a huge honor, and we are grateful for this recognition.
Paskewitz, E. A., & Beck, S. J. (2018). Exploring member-leader behaviors and interaction in an online support group. Small Group Research, 49, 452-474. doi: 10.1177/1046496418763889