Established in 1963 as the Distinguished Research Award and renamed in 1966 to honor the Council’s late president, the David H. Russell Award for Distinguished Research in the Teaching of English honors an outstanding work of scholarship or research in language, literature, rhetoric, or pedagogy and learning, published during the previous five years.
Any work or works of scholarship or research in language, literature, rhetoric, or pedagogy and learning published during the past five years (i.e., between January 2010 and December 2014) are eligible. Works nominated for the David H. Russell Award should be exemplary instances of the genre, address broad research questions, contain material that is accessibly reported, and reflect a project that stands the test of time. Normally, anthologies are not considered. Reports of doctoral studies, while not precluded from consideration for the Russell Award, are typically considered as part of NCTE's separate "Promising Researcher" program. Works nominated for the award must be available in the English language.
To nominate a study for consideration, please include:
your name, phone, email, author, title, publisher, date of publication, and one paragraph indicating your reasons for nominating the work
four copies of the publication for distribution to the Selection Committee, or give full bibliographic information so that the Selection Committee will encounter no difficulty in locating the publication you nominate.
Email nomination material to: firstname.lastname@example.org
OR send nomination materials to:
David H. Russell Award
National Council of Teachers of English
1111 W. Kenyon Road
Urbana, IL 61801-1096
Nominations of publications (and actual publications) to be considered should be postmarked no later than March 1.
NOTE: Books sent without supporting documents will not be considered.