Burgoon Inducted into Illinois State University College of Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame

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Judee Burgoon, director of research at the Eller College Center for the Management of Information (CMI) and professor of communication and family studies and development at the University of Arizona, was inducted into the Illinois State University College of Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame on September 27.

At her induction ceremony, Burgoon presented on deception and its detection, stemming from recent research at CMI, including the AVATAR project. “Even in the middle of a typical Midwestern thunderstorm, I think the presentation was well received,” she says. “It was very enjoyable to present.”

Burgoon received her master’s degree in communications from Illinois State in 1972. “ISU is where I first considered seeking a doctorate,” she says, “so I am indebted to them for encouraging me to see how high I could reach. It’s an honor to be recognized.”

Burgoon’s current research focuses on deception, trust, interpersonal interaction and new technologies and has been funded by the National Science Foundation, U.S. Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, National Center for Credibility Assessment, National Institutes of Mental Health and others. She has been honored with the Charles H. Woolbert Research Award for Scholarship of Lasting Impact and as a National Communication Association Distinguished Scholar, the organization’s highest award for a lifetime of scholarly achievement. She received her PhD in communication and educational psychology from West Virginia University and joined the Eller College in 2000.