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Dr. Megan Weaver Wins CWPA Dissertation Award

Dr. Megan Weaver, recent graduate of our Ph.D. program (ODU '20), received the inaugural dissertation award from the Council of Writing Program Administrators (CWPA). Dr. Weaver defended her dissertation, "Critical Language Awareness Pedagogy in First-Year Composition: A Design-Based Research Study," in May of 2020. The award committee writes, "This antiracist scholarship informs WPA work—and Writing Studies more broadly—by illuminating important themes and discussions surrounding how language functions in our classrooms and in turn how WPAs can direct their programs to ensure more equitable experiences.