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April 22, 2019
Award Winning Faculty
Paige Toller, Ph.D. – Communication
Alumni Outstanding Teaching Award
Paige Toller is an associate professor and the assistant director of UNO’s School of Communication. She has taught at the undergraduate and graduate level. Her courses include qualitative methods, health communication, speech communication in business and the professions, and interpersonal communication. Toller’s research interests are bereavement, parental grief, and end-of-life communication.
Chris Allen, Ph.D.
Faculty Excellence in Global Engagement Award
Seeing the world outside your own backyard can give anyone a new perspective on life. For Chris Allen, professor of communication, this is something he has experienced often in his 23 years as a member of the UNO faculty.
“I strongly believe that we can improve international relations through cultural exchanges, cooperative projects with our international colleagues, and student study abroad.” says Allen. “By improving international relations I think we can begin to find ways to solve conflicts.”
Each year, Allen leads a student trip to London to study media outlets and industries there. He has also been faculty advisor to the Omani Students in Nebraska group since 2012.
Allen believes getting students and faculty engaged in intercultural relationships may be a small step toward solving international conflict, but it’s a start.
“I’m not an eternal optimist that it’s going to happen soon, but I realize that solving conflicts is impossible without increasing understanding among the people of other countries. So to be recognized for my small efforts to introduce students to other countries, languages, cultures and religions, not to mention food, is an honor.”
Courtesy of Charley Steed - University Communications