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Dr. Awang received a Bachelor of Science in Administrative Services Training, a Master of Science and a PhD in Workforce Education and Development with a concentration in management from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale under the supervision of Drs. Marcia A. Anderson and Clora Mae Baker.

She is a full professor and program coordinator of Corporate Communication and Technology. She is the 2015 EKU's Critical Thinking Teacher of the Year. She received the national Delta Pi Epsilon research award in 2002 and Illinois Business Education research awards in 1998 and 2002. She was also a recipient of the Outstanding Teaching and Service Award from the University of Technology MARA, Malaysia. She was a two-time inductee to the Illinois Writer’s Hall of Fame for business education. She received the Jack L. Dyer’s Excellence in Teaching Award from Eastern Kentucky University in 2011.

During her 29 years of teaching abroad and in the United States, she has conducted research in the areas of workplace and technology skills, technology-based education, ethical communication, intercultural communication, and business curriculum development. She has published articles in journals such as the Delta Pi Epsilon Journal, Journal of Case Studies in Accreditation and Assessment, Information Technology and Learning Performance Journal, Journal for Global Business Education, National Business Education Forum, Journal of International Business and Cultural Studies, and the National Business Education Yearbook.  

In addition to teaching business communication, managerial report writing, entrepreneurship, computer applications, integrated corporate communication, and web design, she is a faculty senator who is involved with the 2016-2020 Strategic Planning Team for Faculty Leadership, Faculty Evaluations Appeals Committee, Business Curriculum, Information Technology, Teacher Education Assessment, Teacher Education Curriculum, Diversity Council, International Education, Academic Program Review, Promotion and Tenure, Post Tenure Review, and AACSB Accreditation Committees for Eastern Kentucky University. She has served as president, vice-president/program chair, secretary-treasurer for the Association for Business Communication Southwest U.S. region. She co-chaired the 2011 Association for Business Communication International Convention in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She has served as chair for the Technology Board for Association for Business Communication International Association.

Additionally, she has served as a member of an editorial review board for Delta Pi Epsilon's Journal of Applied Research in Business Instruction, a national honorary graduate society publication in research and teaching for business, and the National Business Education Association publication.

Dr. Awang

Office Location
BTC 263, Business & Tech. Ctr.
Eastern Kentucky University
Richmond, KY 40475
859.622.2416 (Voice)
859.622.2359 (Fax)
E-mail: faridah.awang@eku.edu


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