Linda L. Putnam received the IACM Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011. She joined the Department of Communication at University of California, Santa Barbara in 2007 after serving as a Regent’s Professor and as the George T. and Gladys H. Abell Professor of Communication at Texas A&M University. At Texas A&M, she was Department Head (1993-1998) and served as the Director of the Program on Con ict and Dispute Resolution in the Bush School of Government and Public Service (1998-2003). Linda’s rst appointment, after receiving her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, was in the Department of Communication at Purdue University (1977-1993). Her research focuses on organizational communication, communication strategies and tactics in con ict, framing in environmental con icts, gender and negotiation, and interaction patterns in labor-management disputes. She is a leading scholar in the study of communication processes in negotiation, both in laboratory and eld settings. Linda is a Fellow of the International Communication Association and a Distinguished Scholar of the National Communication Association. She received the 2011 Distinguished Service Award from the Academy of Management Association and the 2005 Steven H. Chaffee Career Productivity Award from the International Communication Association. In 1993, she received the Charles H. Woolbert Award for Original and Innovative Research from the National Communication Association. She is a two-time recipient of the Best Article Award from the International Communication Association, one in 2005 and one in 2009. She is a past president of two professional societies – IACM and the International Communication Association – and she was elected an at-large member of the Academy of Management Board of Governors. Her professional service includes being an Associate Editor for Human Relations (2001-2006) and for Organization (2001-2007), membership on numerous editorial boards, co-editor of four handbooks, co-editor of two major work volumes, and guest editor (or co-editor) of six special issues.
NCMR: Paul, G. D., Geddes, D., Jones, T. S., & Donohue, W. A. (2016). Revitalizing conflict research with a communication perspective: Celebrating and learning from Linda Putnam’s contributions to the study of conflict. Negotiation and Conflict Management Research, 9, 309-331. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ncmr.12080