The Association for Business Communication has presented its 2022 Distinction in the Practice of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion award to Dr. Huatong Sun.
Dr. Huatong Sun, associate professor of digital media and global design in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, has been awarded the 2022 Distinction in the Practice of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Award by the Association for Business Communication.
In an award announcement, the association said it is recognizing Dr. Sun for “her long-standing community-engaged teaching accomplishment that has served different marginalized communities and created local design partnerships.” In particular, the award recognizes Dr. Sun’s work on a project called “Inclusive Design for Global Users,” through a series of workshops and an upcoming book of that title to be published by CRC Press.
Founded in 1935, the Association for Business Communication publishes the International Journal of Business Communication and Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, and hosts an annual international conference. Dr. Sun will receive her award at the 2023 ABC annual conference in Denver, Colo., in October.
Dr. Sun is not the first UW Tacoma faculty member to be recognized by the ABC. In 2019, it presented its Francis W. Weeks Award of Merit to Dr. Sushil Oswal, recognizing him again in 2021 with its DEI award.
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