Department announces 2022 faculty and staff award winners

April 25, 2022

Department announces 2022 faculty and staff award winners

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The Department of English congratulates the following faculty and staff award winners on their outstanding accomplishments!

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DEPARTMENTAL AWARDS

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This award, originally given by Department of English Alumni Advisory Board in 2008, honors Marlene Longenecker for the occasion of her retirement from the faculty. Each year it honors a faculty member selected for their combination of distinguished teaching and outstanding Department and University service and citizenship.

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The Department of English Teaching Award for First-Year Writing recognizes an instructor of English 1110 for extraordinary commitment to the learning experience of student writers. The award is determined by the staff of the First-Year Writing Program following review classroom assignments, statement of purpose, and student response through discursive evaluations.

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This award goes to a person whose energy, creativity, skills and intelligence have made the working lives of faculty, students and fellow staff more productive and enjoyable. Our staff is a high-functioning team, and every member contributes to the department's success; this award is not meant to single out one member as more important, but, rather, to recognize superb attitude and efficacy.

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This award, organized by the English Graduate Organization, recognizes a professor in the Department of English who has demonstrated commitment to graduate student success through excellence in teaching and advising. All Department of English graduate students are invited to nominate and to vote.

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Honorable Mention

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This award recognizes a professor who has demonstrated remarkable commitment to students, taught a course in a truly unique way, and/or provided students with an exceptional learning experience. The English Undergraduate Organization (EUGO) oversees the selection process for these awards, inviting all English majors to participate in an online voting process and collaborating with the winners of the previous year’s awards as necessary to determine the current winner.

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This award recognizes an Associated Faculty member who has demonstrated remarkable commitment to students, taught a course in a truly unique way, and/or provided students with an exceptional learning experience. The English Undergraduate Organization (EUGO) oversees the selection process for these awards, inviting all English majors to participate in an online voting process and collaborating with the winners of the previous year’s awards as necessary to determine the current winner.

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COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY AWARDS

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The ASC Early-Career Faculty Excellence Award recognizes outstanding performance in all three areas of research, teaching and service of early and mid-career faculty at the time of promotion

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The Diversity Enhancement Faculty Award recognizes outstanding accomplishments by faculty whose research, teaching and service promote diversity and support a culture that exhibits inclusive excellence, community and openness.

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This award recognizes a faculty member in the Department of English and a faculty member in the Department of History for teaching excellence.

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This award recognizes faculty who engage, motivate and inspire students in addition to making a difference in their lives, educations and careers. 

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This award recognizes excellence in honors advising, honors instruction, honors committee work, and other honors initiatives and responsibilities which have enhanced the quality of education available to honors students in the liberal arts.

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This award recognizes a faculty member, staff member or student from within The Ohio State University College of Arts and Sciences who has demonstrated outstanding mentoring to and/or leadership on behalf of women or other historically underrepresented groups at the university.

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The Society of Fellows fosters a multidisciplinary community of faculty, undergraduate and graduate students that support the synthesis and translation of knowledge across disciplines to engage critical societal challenges in the form of an annual theme. These fellowships provide faculty with release time (two-course reduction) to focus on a scholarly and/or creative project that advances the seminar theme

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The Early Career Distinguished Scholar Award honors three assistant professors and early associate professors who show promise of making significant contributions to Ohio State and their field for years to come.

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This award recognizes a maximum of ten faculty members for their excellence in teaching. Students, faculty and alumni may nominate faculty. A committee of students, previous recipients and alumni choose the recipients.

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The President and Provost’s Award for Distinguished Faculty Service annually recognizes up to three tenure-track, clinical, or research faculty members who have been at Ohio State for at least five years.

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This award recognizes members of the university community who "make a difference in students' experiences at Ohio State by promoting access for those with disabilities."

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This award focuses on long-term faculty leadership development. The primary goals of the institute are to create a pool of potential leaders from groups that traditionally have been underrepresented in key leadership roles and to develop leaders who can create a culture that is supportive of all faculty members.

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The Ohio State Newark Scholarly Accomplishment Award recognizes two leading scholars from among the Ohio State Newark regular faculty, one tenured and one pre-tenure. The Dean/Director’s office provides the subcommittee chair with a list of names of the faculty who are eligible for the award by virtue of the fact that they have been identified by the department chair as “exceeding expectations” (above a score of 2) in scholarship for the previous three consecutive years. Faculty members who have won the award during the previous five consecutive years are not eligible. The subcommittee chair will contact the eligible faculty in each category (tenured and pre-tenure) and invite them to compete for the respective awards.

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The Arts and Sciences Staff Advisory Council (SAC) awards these annually to recognize staff members in the Arts and Sciences who have demonstrated sustained excellence in overall job performance and have improved or enhanced work life and services of faculty, staff, students, and/or the university. 

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NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL AWARDS

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The Charles Moran Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Field honors scholarship and professional service to the field of computers and writing. The award is named in honor of Charles Moran, a former member of Computers and Composition’s editorial board.

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The Coalition for Community Writing (CCW) Emerging Scholars Award was created in collaboration with the American Indian Caucus, the Asian/Asian American Caucus, the Black Caucus, the Latinx Caucus and DBLAC for BIPOC graduate students and faculty. 

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The National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship supports humanities scholars and their projects, innovative digital public initiatives and infrastructure programs at cultural institutions.

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The Fellowship of the Medieval Academy of America is granted to those that have made lifelong contributions to medieval studies through their scholarship, teaching and service. It is the highest honor the Academy can bestow on North American medievalist. 

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The Distinguished Engaged Scholar in Community Writing Award is presented to an individual who has made a significant contribution to community writing, which includes scholarship areas such as service-learning, community-based research, community literacy, ethnography, community publishing, advocacy and activist writing.

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The Kenneth Goldstein Award for Lifetime Achievement is presented by the American Folklore Society to scholars who have contributed exceptionally through academic leadership to the field of folklore.  

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The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses, is an annual collection that publishes short stories, poetry and essays.

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Featured in Best American Poetry 2021.

Citation for Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2021.

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The Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award in Non-Fiction gives artists the resources to experiment and explore their art forms, develop skills and advance their careers.

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The Tenth Gate Prize honors mid-career poets writing in English. A prize of $1000 and publication of the full-length collection is awarded.

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The Wayne C. Booth Lifetime Achievement Award is given by the International Society for the Study of Narrative and celebrates outstanding scholar-teachers who have made sustained contributions to narrative studies over the course of their careers.

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The PEN Open Book Award invites book submissions by authors of color, published in the United States. The Open Book Award was created by PEN America’s Open Book Committee, a group committed to racial and ethnic diversity within the literary and publishing communities.

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