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Professor receives publication award for outstanding paper

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College of Education professor, Mandie Dunn, PhD, received the Outstanding Paper 2022 Literati Award from Emerald Publishing. Her article, Teaching Literature Following Loss: Teachers’ Adherence to Emotional Rules, was published in English Teaching: Practice and Critique in August 2021.  

“I’m honored to receive this award recognizing my scholarship on teaching while grieving,” said Dr. Dunn. “This recognition suggests to me that my peers and colleagues acknowledge that teachers are human beings who lose people they love just like any other person, that the work teachers do to manage grief in the context of their professional roles is complex and difficult, and that teachers’ experiences deserve study and support."

For nearly 30 years the Emerald Literati Awards have been issued to celebrate and reward the outstanding contributions of authors and reviewers. Individuals selected for the award have presented research that creates impact and generates real change beyond academia. Ultimately, the recipients have demonstrated something different that stands out in the field. 

Dr. Dunn is an assistant professor of English Education at the University of South Florida. Motivated by an interest in teacher wellness, she studies how teachers’ emotions and personal experiences influence teaching and learning, especially in English language arts classes. 

Learn more about the Literati Awards Here

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As the home for more than 2,200 students and 130 faculty members across three campuses, the University of South Florida College of Education offers state-of-the-art teacher training and collegial graduate studies designed to empower educational leaders. Our college is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), and our educator preparation programs are fully approved by the Florida Department of Education.