DREXEL HILL, PA, October 10, 2018 — Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present John Anthony Lent, PhD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Lent celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
His career includes the publication of 83 books and monographs as author or editor, as well as many journal symposia, chapters in books, forewords, prefaces, and hundreds of articles.
Among his recent books are Comics Art in China (with Xu Ying, 2017), Asian Comics (2015), Key Thinkers in Critical Communication Research (with Michelle Amazeen, 2015), and Southeast Asian Cartoon Art: History, Trends, and Problems. He authored or edited the first volumes in Caribbean media and popular culture, Asian newspapers, Asian broadcasting, Asian film, Asian popular culture, Asian animation, and Asian comics.
Prof. Lent has founded and chaired/edited a number of scholarly groups and academic journals, including, Malaysia/Singapore/Brunei Studies Group of Association for Asian Studies, Comic Art Working Group of IAMCR, Asian Cinema Studies Society, Asian Youth Animation and Comics Competition, Asian Research Center of Animation and Comic Art, and Asia Pacific Animation and Comics Association; Berita, WittyWorld International Cartoon Magazine, Asian Cinema, and International Journal of Comic Art.
Having taught mass communication from 1960 to 2011, Prof. Lent served on faculties at West Virginia Institute of Technology, Syracuse University, De La Salle College (Philippines), University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Marshall University, University of Wyoming, and Temple University. He was founder/director of the first university mass communication school in Malaysia, Universiti Sains Malaysia (1972-1974); holder of the first Rogers Distinguished Professor of Media Studies chair at the University of Western Ontario (2000), and a visiting professor at Communication University of China Animation School, Nanjing Normal University, Shanghai University, and Universiti Kebangsaan.
Prof. Lent is the recipient of many awards and honors, such as Asian Media and Information Center's initial Lifetime Achievement Award (2006), Popular Culture Association's President's Award (2010), Fulbright Scholar (Philippines, 1964-1965), AYACC Lifetime Honor Award (2017), John Buscema Amar el Cómic Award (Spain, 2006), Calicomix Diploma de Honor (Colombia, 2012), Paul W. Eberman Faculty Research Award (Temple University, 1987-1988). He was nominated for an Eisner Award in 2014. In addition, three organizations (International Comic Art Forum, Malaysia/Singapore/Brunei Studies Group, and PCA's Comics Section) have established prizes in Dr. Lent's name for best paper presentations, and in 2006, a festschrift was published honoring his work.
Prof. John A. Lent is recognized as a pioneer in the fields of cartooning and comics, critical mass communications, development communication, Asian mass media and popular culture, and international communication studies.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, John Anthony Lent, PhD, has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.
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