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CEE Janet Emig Award

Nominations are not accepted for this award.

Purpose: This award for exemplary scholarship is given to the author of an article published in English Education during the previous calendar year. The award is given in honor of Janet Emig, Professor Emeritus of English Education at Rutgers University, for her contribution to the field of English Education.

Award Criteria:

  1. The selection committee may consider published material of any length in English Education.
  2. The article to be awarded must have been published within the calendar year of issues being considered.

Award Specifics: Winners are notified in June and announced at the NCTE Annual Convention.

Janet Emig Award Winners

Gholnecsar E. Muhammad, “‘Inducing Colored Sisters of Other Places to Imitate Their Example’: Connecting Historic Literary Societies to a Contemporary Writing Group,” English Education, April 2015.


Denise N. Morgan and Kristine E. Pytash, “Preparing Preservice Teachers to Become Teachers of Writing: A 20-Year Review of the Research Literature,” English Education, October 2014.


Marcelle Haddix and Detra Price-Dennis, "Urban Fiction and Multicultural Literature as Transformative Tools for Preparing English Teachers for Diverse Classrooms," English Education, April 2013.

Janet D. Johnson, “’A Rainforest in Front of a Bulldozer’: The Literacy Practices of Teacher Candidates Committed to Social Justice," English Education, January 2012


Brian White, "The Vulnerable Population of Teacher-Researchers; Or, 'Why I Can't Name My Coauthors'," English Education, July 2011

Glynda A. Hull, Amy Stornaiuolo, and Urvashi Sahni, “Cultural Citizenship and Cosmopolitan Practice: Global Youth Communicate Online,” English Education, July 2010

Robert P. Yagelski, “A Thousand Writers Writing: Seeking Change through the Radical Practice of Writing as a Way of Being,” English Education, 2009

Honorable Mention:
Nancy M. Bailey
, "‘It makes it more real’:  Teaching New Literacies in a Secondary English Classroom," English Education, 2009


Anne Whitney, Sheridan Blau, Alison Bright, Rosemary Cabe, Tim Dewar, Jason Levin, Roseanne Macias, and Paul Rogers, “Beyond Strategies: Teacher Practice, Writing Process, and the Influence of Inquiry," English Education, 2008


Suzanne M. Miller, "Changing English Teacher Learning for New Times: Digital Video Composing as Multimodal Literacy Practice," English Education, 2007


Robert A. Tremmel, "Changing the Way We Think in English Education: A Conversation in the Universal Barbershop," English Education, 2006


Anne Haas Dyson, "Crafting 'The Humble Prose of Living': Rethinking Oral/Written Relations in the Echoes of Spoken Word," English Education, 2005


Susan V. Wall, "Writing the 'Self' in Teacher Research: The Potential Powers of a New Professional Discourse," English Education, 2004


Kevin G. Basmadjian, Leah Kirell, Stephen M. Koziol, Jr., Emily R. Smith, "On Learning to Teach English Teachers: A Textured Portrait of Mentoring," English Education, 2003


Peter Smagorinsky, Andrea Lakly, Tara Star Johnson, "Acquiescence, Accommodation, and Resistance in Learning to Teach within a Prescribed Curriculum,"  English Education, 2002


no award given


Patricia Lambert Stock, "Toward a Theory of Genre in Teacher Research: Contributions from a Reflective Practitioner," English Education, 2001

1990-1999 (Decade Award given in 2001)

Anne Haas Dyson, " What Difference does Difference Make?  Teacher Perspectives on Diversity, Literacy, and the Urban Primary School," English Education, May 1995.


Robert Tremmel, "Still Loading Pig Iron after All These Years: Tribalism and English Education in the Global Contact Zone," English Education, April 2000

1969-1979 (Inaugural Award given in 2000)

Robert C. Small, "Student Authority," English Education


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