Carnegie Mellon University
May 04, 2011

Alum John Ackerman Receives "Outstanding Book Award for Civic Scholarship"

Alum John Ackerman Receives

Reflections: A Journal of Writing, Service-Learning, and Community Literacy has awarded the "Outstanding Book Award for Civic Scholarship" to Carnegie Mellon alum John Ackerman and David Coogan, editors of The Public Work of Rhetoric: Citizen-Scholars and Civic Engagement. The book, which was published by the University of South Carolina Press, includes contributions from Linda Flower, Professor of English, and alum David Fleming (Ph.D. in Rhetoric '96).

This annual award is presented to the authors or editors of a book published in the past two years whose work engages public and/or disciplinary conversations about civic engagement in issues of writing, rhetoric, and literacy in innovative, compelling, and challenging ways.

John, who graduated from Carnegie Mellon with a Ph.D. in Rhetoric in 1989, is now an Associate Professor and Director of the Program for Writing & Rhetoric at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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