Professor Honored for Influential Career

Professor Mary Juzwik recently was honored with the 2017 Charles Carpenter Fries Award from the Michigan Council of Teachers of English (MCTE).

Juzwik, a faculty member with a joint appointment in the College of Education's Department of Teacher Education and the College of Arts and Letters' Department of English, and whose research focuses on English education, was honored for her career, leadership, and research in the field of English teaching.

Photo of Mary Juzwik
Professor Mary Juzwik 



“The criteria for this award could be summarized as one statement: This educator has been highly influential and has made a tremendous, positive impact,” said MCTE President Mitchell Nobis in an email. “That certainly sums up [Juzwik’s] work, and on behalf of Michigan’s literacy educators, I thank her for her service. This is a well-deserved award, to say the least.”

Juzwik was nominated by former students, who praised her teaching style and research.

An author of numerous books, articles, essays, reviews, and commentaries, Juzwik is currently in her final year serving as co-editor of the flagship research journal in her field, Research in the Teaching of English.

Juzwik was presented with the award at the annual MCTE fall conference on Oct. 20.


Story originally published on MSUToday by Lauren Knapp.