The Conference on English Leadership (CEL), a forum for literacy leaders within the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), has recognized Alan Brown, assistant professor of English Education, with the Innovative Leadership Award.
Brown will be honored at the Nov. 22 opening session of the 2015 CEL Convention.
The CEL Innovative Leadership Award recognizes an early- or mid-career leader and NCTE member who has shown innovative leadership at the local, regional and/or national level.
Brown is a former high school English teacher and basketball coach who works regularly with secondary and college students as well as middle and high school teachers and coaches to examine critically the culture of sports in schools and society while connecting contemporary literacies with students’ extra-curricular interests. To learn more about his work with various intersections of sports and literacy, particularly through the use of young adult literature, see Brown’s sports literacy blog.