Edwards to receive award

May 8, 2014

Department of Teacher Education Professor Patricia Edwards

Department of Teacher Education literacy expert Patricia Edwards will receive the 2014 International Reading Association (IRA) Jerry Johns Outstanding Teacher Educator in Reading award at the association’s upcoming annual conference.

The award is given to outstanding college or university teacher of reading methods or reading-related courses, and is given to those actively engaged in teacher preparation in reading at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels.

Edwards is the past president of the Literacy Research Association and the International Reading Association, and in 2012, she received the prestigious Albert J. Kingston award.

The association’s 59th annual conference will take place May 9-12 in New Orleans, La.