Peter Smagorinsky, the Distinguished Research Professor of English Education in the language and literacy education department, was recently invited to serve on the James S. McDonnell Foundation Advisory Panel for a new education research program.
Founded in 1950 by aerospace pioneer James S. McDonnell, the foundation was established to improve the quality of life for future generations through its support of research and scholarship. JSMF awards grants through a peer-reviewed proposal process to support scholarly research and collaboration.
As part of the advisory panel, Smagorinsky will advise on requests for admission, letters of inquiry and serve on the proposal review panel. Funded research teams will present their work and interact with representatives of other funded research projects as well as advisory panel members.