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UGA Distinguished Research Professor Peter Smagorinsky receives SAGE award

Athens, Ga. – University of Georgia Distinguished Research Professor Peter Smagorinsky has been recognized for his work reviewing academic journal articles from one of the world’s leading publishers of journals and electronic media.

Smagorinsky, a faculty member in the College of Education’s department of language and literacy education, received the 2011 SAGE Citation for Excellence in Reviewing for his work on behalf of the journal Written Communication.

Smagorinsky has been recognized often during his prolific career for his work in reviewing, as well as in research, publications and teaching.

He received the Outstanding Reviewer Award three times from the American Education Research Association (2006-08) for his work in the Educational Researcher and was named an AERA Fellow in 2010.

He received the Edward B. Fry Book Award in 2009 from the National Reading Conference for his Handbook of Adolescent Literacy Research; the College of Education’s Russell B. Yeany Jr. Research Award in 2009; the Association of Teacher Educators Distinguished Research Award in 2008; and the Janet Emig Award in 2003 for the article published in English Education that most contributes to the field’s thinking about English teacher education and most informs the field’s research.

He also received the Edwin M. Hopkins Award in 2000 for best article by a non-K-12 author in English Journal, presented by the National Council of Teachers of English, and the Raymond B. Cattell Early Career Award in 1999 for Programmatic Research from the AERA which recognizes the scholar who has conducted the most distinguished program of cumulative educational research in any field of educational inquiry within the first decade after receiving a doctoral degree.

He was named a UGA Service Learning Fellow and received the UGA Graduate School Outstanding Mentoring Award in Humanities and Fine and Applied Arts, in 2007.

Smagorinsky’s research focuses on the transition from pre-service teacher education programs to the workforce, pre-service teachers’ concept development through service learning and students’ learning in disciplinary contexts in high school.

Smagorinsky joined the UGA faculty in 1998 after eight years at the University of Oklahoma. He earned his Ph.D. in English Education from the University of Chicago in 1989 and taught high school English in the Chicago area from 1976 to 1990.

SAGE is the world’s fifth largest journals publisher. Their portfolio includes more than 630 journals spanning the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science, Technology and Medicine, and more than 280 are published on behalf of 230 learned societies and institutions.

Smagorinsky received the award at the 4th International Conference on Writing Research Across Borders in Washington, D.C.

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