Closeup of Hust in front of bookshelf.
Stacey J.T. Hust, chair of the WSU Strategic Communication Department in the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication

Stacey J.T. Hust, chair of the Strategic Communication Department in The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University, was recognized through the AEJMC’s Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) with the Outstanding Woman in Journalism and Mass Communication Education award.

One of four special awards presented by the CSW this year, the Outstanding Woman in Journalism and Mass Communication Education award honors a woman who has represented women well through personal excellence and high standards in journalism and mass communication education. Multiple nomination letters were submitted on behalf of Hust, detailing her contributions to journalism and mass communication education.

“I am incredibly honored that my colleagues think highly enough of my work that they would nominate me for this award,” Hust said. “I would be remiss, however, if I didn’t acknowledge that this work is the result of the hard work and dedication of a group of individuals who have served as my mentors, my colleagues, my coauthors and my students.”

Nationally ranked by the Communication Institute for Online Scholarship, Hust is described by colleague Candi S. Carter Olson, associate professor of media & society at Utah State University, as “…a trailblazer in all of the areas of academia, including research, teaching, and leadership.”

Her ongoing impactful research in health, youth studies and gendered communication bring her educational efforts beyond academia, as she speaks on sexual violence prevention in numerous venues.

“Dr. Hust has been a vibrant part of the CSW for many years,” Olson said. “In addition to her service as CSW Chair for two consecutive years and facilitator of the CSW’s Facebook page launch, she’s a leading voice for health communication, youth studies, and gender researchers who are concerned about adolescents and media framing of sexuality.”

About the Commission on the Status of Women

The Commission on the Status of Women within AEJMC encourages diverse research and conference programming on the status of women in journalism and mass communication education. Through a variety of activities throughout the year, their goal is to balance inequities in the academic community.