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Professor Kimberly Campbell Receives 2020 NCTE Affiliate Journal of Excellence Award

October 09, 2020

  • Kimberly Campbell

Oregon English Journal, edited by teacher education chair and professor Kimberly Hill Campbell and published by the Oregon Council of Teachers of English, has been named as a recipient of the 2020 NCTE Affiliate Journal of Excellence Award, given by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). This award, established in 1995, honors outstanding affiliate journals and their editors who demonstrate excellence in these publications.

Oregon English Journal is a peer-reviewed publication which serves to reflect current content, theory, research, and practice in the teaching of English Language Arts at all levels, elementary through college. The journal also publishes original poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.

“As Editor of Oregon English Journal, it was wonderful to collaborate with the OEJ Editorial Board in this tribute issue to Ursula LeGuin. We were heartened by the number of manuscripts we received speaking to the impact of her incredible work,” said Campbell. “The Affiliate Journal of Excellence Award for 2020 from NCTE for this issue is exciting as it recognizes the range of authors who contributed to this issue and further celebrates the impact of Ursula LeGuin on writing, classroom practice, and the readers who explore her words.”

The winning affiliate journal must be a magazine-type publication—print or online—and provide members with scholarly articles on issues and topics related to English language arts teaching. The journals are judged on content, organization, layout, and physical appearance. The variety of articles published are judged on quality of writing, evidence of research and scholarly exploration, appeal to many different groups within the affiliate, coverage of important issues in English language arts education, and inclusion of other types of writing (e.g., poetry, affiliate news, book reviews).

Campbell also acknowledged Erin Ocon, inservice program director, and Donna Dermond, MAT ’89, Graduate School Advisory Board member, and benefactor of the Donna C. Dermond scholarship, for their service on the editorial board for Oregon English Journal and their efforts in support of this award. Erin Ocon and alumnus Bryan Dykman, MAT ’16, also have articles in this tribute issue to Ursula LeGuin.

The award winner will be recognized at the 2020 NCTE Annual Convention, which will be going virtual this year, during the Affiliate Roundtable Breakfast on Sunday, November 22.


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