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Leigh Hall wins National Reading Conference award

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Leigh Hall


Leigh Hall, assistant professor of literacy studies, has been named the 2010 winner of the National Reading Conference’s Early Career Achievement Award.

The National  Reading Conference, which is being renamed the Literacy Research Association, is a community of scholars who engage in literacy research and dialogue around literacy and related topics. The NRC established the Early Career Achievement Award in 1999 to recognize the work of one member each year who is in the early part of her or his career.

“The National Reading Conference’s recognition of Dr. Hall reflects the important contributions to literacy studies she has already made,” said Jill Fitzgerald, senior associate dean and senior academic officer for the School of Education. “We are delighted that she has received this well-deserved honor.”

The award will be presented at the NRC’s 60th annual conference in Fort Worth, Texas in December.