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Jacqueline Jones Royster
Jacqueline Jones Royster, Professor of English and Interim Dean of the College of Humanities at The Ohio State University, has a two-fold research focus: the rhetorical history of women of African descent and the development of literacy. Her publications include four books: Double Stitch: Black Women Write About Mothers and Daughters (Beacon Press, 1991--hard cover; HarperCollins, 1993--softbound), Southern Horrors and Other Writings: The Anti-Lynching Campaign of Ida B. Wells-Barnett (Bedford Books, 1997), Traces of a Stream: Literacy and Social Change among African American Women (University of Pittsburgh, 2000), and Profiles of Ohio Women, 1803-2003 (Ohio University Press, 2003); a college level reader for composition courses, Critical Inquiries: Readings on Culture and Community (Addison Wesley Longman 2003); Writer's Choice, 6-8 (Glencoe 1994), a textbook series in language arts for middle school students and Glencoe Literature: Reader’s Choice (Glencoe 2000), a literature series for high school courses in American, British, and World literatures; a forthcoming co-edited volume, Calling Cards: Theory and Practice in Studies of Race, Gender, and Culture (SUNY Press), and several articles in scholarly journals and edited collections.
Among the honors and awards that Professor Royster has received are: Ohio Pioneer in Education (for higher education) by the State of Ohio Department of Education (2000); Braddock Award (2000) from the Conference on College Composition and Communication’s for the best article in their journal, College Composition and Communication; Mina P. Shaughnessy Prize (2001) from the Modern Language Association’s in recognition of her book Traces of a Stream; University Distinguished Diversity Award (2002) from Ohio State; University Distinguished Lecturer (2003) from Ohio State; Exemplar Award (2004) from the Conference on College Composition and Communication; and the Woman of Achievement Award (2004) from the Young Women’s Christian Association of Columbus, Ohio.