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Fellowship at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture<p>​<strong>Laura Helton, </strong>associate professor has been awarded a one-semester fellowship for the academic year 2019-2020<br></p>Helton, Lauralehelton
Maria Stewart Journal Article Prize<p><strong>Laura Helton</strong>, Assistant Professor has been awarded the 2020 Maria Stewart Article Prize for the best journal article in Black intellectual history by the ​The African American Intellectual History Society for the article ."On Decimals, Catalogs, and Racial Imaginaries of Reading" PMLA 134.1 (2019): 99-120. Named after abolitionist and women's rights activist-intellectual Maria Stewart, the prize recognizes the best journal article concerning black intellectual history (broadly conceived) published between January 2019 and December 2019 by a member of AAIHS. The winner will receive a monetary award, a certificate, and a featured spot on Black Perspectives. </p>Helton, Lauralehelton
Leadership Award for People with Disabilities<p><strong>Stephanie L. Kerschbaum</strong>, associate professor of English, has received the 2019 <a href="">Leadership Award for People with Disabilities</a> from the National Council of Teachers of English. The award recognizes a person with a disability who has made a significant contribution to the council and to the development of its professional community. Kerschbaum, the author of the award-winning <em>Toward a New Rhetoric of Difference</em>, is the 2019-20 scholar in residence at the National Center for Institutional Diversity at the University of Michigan.</p>Kerschbaum, Stephaniekersch
CAS Outstanding Faculty Mentoring Award<p><strong>​Stephanie Kerschbaum</strong>, associate professor of English, was the first recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award for her dedication and commitment to supporting, encouraging and promoting a positive and inclusive scholarly and teaching environment. She was recognized for her contributions to the quality of life and professional development of new faculty members, both within and beyond the college's research or degree programs.</p>Kerschbaum, Stephaniekersch
CAS Outstanding Teaching Award<p><strong>Deborah Biel</strong><strong>er,</strong> associate professor of English who oversees the English education major, was presented the Outstanding Teaching Award for classes that were described as promoting stimulating discussions and growth in a very positive environment, while maintaining academic rigor and high standards. Beyond campus, she initiated a service learning project in which her students help prepare students at Howard High School of Technology in Wilmington for the essay portion of the SAT exam.</p>Bieler, Deborahdeb
CAS Outstanding Scholarship Award<p><strong>​Julian Yates</strong>,H. Fletcher Brown Professor of English, who a few years ago received the "Enfant Terrible" Award from The Hudson Strode Program, honoring "the 12 most brilliant scholars in the world under 40" in the field of Renaissance studies, received the Outstanding Scholarship Award. His scholarly work has been described as prolific and dazzling, with titles that range from What's the Worst Thing You Can Do to Shakespeare? to Of Sheep, Oranges and Yeast: A Multispecies Impression.</p>Yates, Julianjyates
CAS Outstanding Adocacy Award<p>​<strong>P. Gabrielle Foreman, </strong>Ned B. Allen Professor of English and professor of Africana studies and history, was presented the inaugural Outstanding Advocacy Award in recognition of her collaborative work in promoting, fostering and implementing an inclusive environment and celebrating multiculturalism. She was honored for her success in recruiting, advising and mentoring students and faculty, working for curriculum change and leading the way in innovative educational projects such as the Colored Conventions Project, the cornerstone of UD's "Next Generation Ph.D." initiative.</p>Foreman, Gabriellegforeman
Lithic Press Chapbook Prize<p><strong>Devon, Miller-Duggan</strong>, assistant professor has been awarded the Lithic Press Chapbook Prize for "<em>The Slow Salute"</em><em>, a wonderful collection of poems.  </em>Like Herodotus narratives, the Slow Salute evokes images of foreign battlefields and the one heartache that howls through the ages. The entirety is a manual of ritual behavior, the remains of a fallen warrior returned to loved ones: the container, the hand off, the boot strap, the gun salute. The intense description transcends time, its straightforward verse becomes a hum, a song, a plea, and the weight of someone lost is felt and difficult.</p>Miller-Duggan, Devondmd
Whiting Foundation fellowship<p><strong>David Kim</strong>, assistant professor of English, has been awarded a $50,000 Whiting Foundation fellowship to create a yearlong project in the public humanities. “Alice Dunbar-Nelson: A Vision for Wilmington” will aim to restore the legacy of an African American woman of letters who lived in Wilmington and will include adult reading groups, K-12 curriculum workshops and the creation of a website and public art. The collaborative, community engagement project will be a partnership among UD, which houses Dunbar-Nelson’s papers, and area nonprofits including the Christina Cultural Arts Center, Creative Vision Factory and Delaware Historical Society. The fellowship is one of seven awarded for 2019 by the <a href="">Whiting Public Engagement Program</a>, which supports public engagement by humanities faculty.</p>Kim, Daviddjkim
NEH Summer Stipend<p><strong>Laura Helton</strong>, assistant professor, has been awarded a summer stipend from the National Endowment for the Humanities to work on her book project, "T<em>he Making of African-American Archives, 1910-1950.</em>" The award supports full-time work by a scholar on a humanities project for a period of two months.</p>Helton, Lauralehelton
William Riley Parker Prize <p>​<strong>Laura E. Helton</strong>, assistant professor of English and history, has received an honorable mention in the Modern Language Association’s competition for the annual William Riley Parker Prize for an outstanding article published in <em>PMLA</em>, the association’s journal of literary scholarship. Helton’s article, “On Decimals, Catalogs, and Racial Imaginaries of Reading,” appeared in the journal’s January 2019 issue and was cited by the awards committee as an “astute, passionate and eye-opening essay” that is “beautifully written [and] skillfully organized.” Helton is currently a scholar in residence at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.</p>Helton, Lauralehelton
Fred B. Kniffen Book Award from the International Society for Landscape, Place and Material Culture (ISLPMC)<p><strong>Martin Brückner</strong>, professor of English and co-director of the Center for Material Culture Studies, has received the 2018 Fred B. Kniffen Book Award from the International Society for Landscape, Place and Material Culture (ISLPMC) for his new book <a href=""><em>The Social Life of Maps in America, 1750-1860 </em></a>(UNCP, 2017).</p>Brückner, Martinmcb
Scholarship Award<p><strong></strong><strong>Martin Brueckner, </strong>professor, was awarded the 2018 College Faculty Award for Scholarship<br></p>Brückner, Martinmcb
Kendrick Book Prize<p>​<strong>Julian Yates</strong>, professor of English was awarded the  2017 Michelle Kendrick Memorial Book Prize by The Society for Literature, Science and the Arts (SLSA) for  Of Sheep, Oranges, and Yeast: A Multispecies Impression. </p>Yates, Julianjyates
Advisement Award<p>​<strong>Jill Flynn,</strong> associate professor, was awarded the College Faculty Award for Advisement<br></p>Flynn, Jilljeflynn
Teaching Award<p><strong>Gabrielle Foreman</strong>, professor, was awarded the College Faculty Award for Teaching.<br></p>Foreman, Gabriellegforeman
Service Award<p><strong>Joseph Harri</strong><strong>s</strong>, professor, was awarded the College Faculty Award for Service. <br></p>Harris, Josephjoeharris
CMCS Book Subenntion Award<p><strong>​Julian Yates,</strong> H. Fletcher Brown Professor of English, was awarded the CMC Book Subvention Award by the University of Delaware</p>Yates, Julianjyates
Service Award<p>​<strong>Stephen Bernhardt</strong>, professor was awarded the College Faculty Award for Service.<br></p>Bernhardt, Stephen A.sab
Scholorship Award<p>​<strong>Thomas Leitch</strong>, professor, was awarded the College Faculty Award for Scholorship.<br></p>Leitch, Thomastleitch
Teaching Award<p>​<strong>Christopher Penna, </strong>associate professor<strong>, </strong>was awarded the College Faculty Award for Teaching.<br></p>Penna, Christopherpenna
Teaching Award<p><strong>​Christine Cucciarre</strong>, assistant professor, <strong></strong>was awarded the College Faculty Award for Teaching.</p>Cucciarre, Christineccucc
Service Award<p>​<strong>Melissa Ianetta</strong>, associate <strong></strong>professor, was awarded the College Faculty Award for Service.</p>Ianetta, Melissaianetta

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