2016 Kitty O Locker Outstanding Researcher: Assoc Prof Augustine Pang

At the 81st Annual International Conference held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA from Oct 19 – 22, organised by The Association for Business Communication (ABC), Associate Professor Augustine Pang won the much coveted 2016 Kitty O Locker Outstanding Researcher award for his body of work in crisis communication and management. The award honours a scholar who has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of knowledge in business communication.

Since the inauguration of the award 26 years ago, Pang is the second scholar based in Asia to have won it. Past winners come from top universities such as MIT, UCLA, Cornell, Michigan, etc.

The winner was selected based on the overall contribution of the researcher’s cumulative publications in refereed journals and scholarly books; significance of the research to the field; its overall quality and heuristic value.

Once again, our congratulations to Assoc Prof Augustine Pang!

About the ABC

The Association for Business Communication (ABC), based in the US, was formed in 1936. It is an international, interdisciplinary organization committed to advancing business communication research, education, and practice. ABC draws members from such fields as business management, marketing, English, speech communication, linguistics, and information systems. Membership also encompasses communication consultants and other business practitioners.


Assoc Prof Augustine Pang with Dr Bertha Du-Babcock, President of ABC and Assoc Prof at the City University of Hong Kong


Award plaque for the 2016 Kitty O Locker Outstanding Researching Award

James Dubinsky, Executive Director of ABC and Assoc Prof at Virginia Tech University with Assoc Prof Augustine Pang