Nominations are not accepted for this award.
The award recognizes outstanding English Journal articles written by someone who is not a classroom teacher.
The award is given to the author who does not qualify for the English Journal Paul and Kate Farmer Award. The award shall cover articles written in issues published between September and July of the previous volume year.
The award shall be given annually. Up to two honorable mentions may also be named. The editor of English Journal shall draw up the annual list of eligible authors and shall be the arbiter of eligibility.
The award is announced by the award committee chair and presented by the journal editor at the Secondary Section Luncheon during the NCTE Annual Convention. The winner receives a plaque and honorable mentions receive a certificate.
The English Journal Edwin M. Hopkins Award is named after the author of the lead article in the first issue of the English Journal, a former professor of rhetoric and English language at the University of Kansas, member of the first Board of Directors of NCTE, and co-author of the first NCTE constitution.
The Hopkins Award Committee determines the winner based upon articles meeting the criteria by August 15. The award committee shall consist of a chair nominated by the editor of English Journal and three to five readers nominated by the members of the Secondary Section Steering Committee. Each reader scores each article using the provided rubric.
NCTE English Journal Edwin M. Hopkins Recipients
Robert Rozema, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan, “Manga and the Autistic Mind.” September 2015
Donna L. Miller, Aaniiih Nakoda College, Harlem, Montana, “Cultivating Creativity.” July 2015
Amy Maupin, Transylvania University, Lexington, Kentucky, “From the Scroll to the Screen: Why Letters, Then and Now, Matter.” March 2016
Heather E. Bruce, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, “Subversive Acts of Revision: Writing and Justice.” July 2013
April Brannon, California State University, Fullerton, “Love That Poem! Using Imitation to Teach Poetry.” November 2012
Gregory Shafer, Mott Community College, Flint, Michigan, “Political Language, Democracy, and the Language Arts Classroom.” November 2013