Michigan State University Professor Mary Juzwik was recently honored with the 2017 Charles Carpenter Fries Award from the Michigan Council of Teachers of English (MCTE).
Juzwik, a faculty member in the College of Education whose research focuses on English education, was honored for her career, leadership and research in the field of English teaching.
“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, she currently in her final year serving as co-editor of 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.