Holt Awarded National Outstanding Teaching Award 

September 29, 2021

Holt Awarded National Outstanding Teaching Award 

Lanier Holt

The National Communication Association, a major academic organization in mass communication, awarded Dr. Lanier Holt the Donald H. Ecroyd Award for Outstanding Teaching in Higher Education. The award is given to an NCA member who demonstrates outstanding teaching in higher education. 

“Pretty much every university in the country has some iteration of a communication program, and to be considered #1 in the country, by an organization that has such high standards for teaching excellence as NCA, is truly an honor,” Holt said.

Holt said the award also speaks to the quality of Ohio State’s communication program.

“Not only do we have the nation’s top research program, but now we also support the best in teaching as I would not have received this with the support of my colleagues, specifically Drs. Cho, Kline, Slater and Appiah,” he said.

The NCA 107th Annual Convention will be held on Nov. 20 in Seattle, Washington, where Holt will be formally recognized.