Department of English

Professor Jacqueline Henkel Wins the Silver Spurs Centennial Teaching Fellowship

Tue, July 3, 2018
Professor Jacqueline Henkel Wins the Silver Spurs Centennial Teaching Fellowship
Silver Spurs Alumni Association

 

Congratulations to Professor Jacqueline Henkel who has been chosen as a recipient of the Silver Spurs Centennial Teaching Award! This student-nominated award comes with a fellowship of $10,000 and recognizes faculty who practice “consistent promotion of educational excellence in teaching students within the College of Liberal Arts."

The Silver Spurs Centennial Teaching Fellowship was established by the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System on June 14, 1985, for the benefit of the College of Liberal Arts. Gift funds were provided by The Silver Spurs of Austin, Texas, an honorary student service organization. In addition to being responsible for the care and transportation of The University of Texas longhorn steer mascot BEVO, their primary purpose is to provide scholarships and fellowships. Since their founding in 1937, they have provided over 2,500 campus leaders with the opportunity to give back to the school and community through philanthropic endeavors.

Jacqueline Henkel is Associate Professor of English and a member of the language-linguistics group in her department.  She is affiliated with the Department of Rhetoric and Writing, and she is on the graduate committee for FLE.  Her research interests have included language and gender, linguistics in literary criticism, narrative, and speech act theory.  Currently, she is working on linguistics in composition instruction and on early American linguistic culture, specifically 17th century native American conversion narratives.  She is the author of The Language of Criticism:  Linguistic Theory and Literary Criticism(Cornell, 1996), as well as articles in PMLAPoetics, and College English.

 

 

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