Two African American Scholars Honored With Major Awards

hendrixKatherine Grace Hendrix, a professor in the department of communication at the University of Memphis, received that Donald H. Ecroyd Award for Outstanding Teaching in Higher Education from the National Communication Association. Dr. Hendrix is the author of The Teaching Assistant’s Guide to the Basic Course (Wadsworth Publishing, 2000).

Dr. Hendrix is a graduate of California State University, Fresno, where she majored in speech communication. She holds a master’s degree in rhetoric from the University of California, Davis and a Ph.D. in speech communication from the University of Washington.

ReedAnthony Reed, an associate professor of English and African American studies at Yale University, has been selected to receive the William Sanders Scarborough Prize from the Modern Language Association of America. Dr. Reed is being honored for his book Freedom Time: The Poetics and Politics of Black Experimental Writing (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014). He will receive the award at the Modern Language Association’s annual meeting in San Antonio in January.

Dr. Reed holds a bachelor’s degree and a master of fine arts degree in creative writing from the University of Michigan. He earned a Ph.D. in English and American literature from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.


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