Barry V. QuallsBarry V. Qualls has just been named as the 2006 New Jersey Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support Education.

Cheryl A. WallCheryl A. Wall, Board of Governors Professor of English, has been awarded a Rutgers University Human Dignity Award for 2007.

Evie ShockleyEvie Shockley has been awarded a Fellowship by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture for the academic year 2007-08, and another Fellowship by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), to pursue a project entitled “Renegade Poetics: Black Aesthetics and Formal Innovation in African American Poetry.”

A teaching method that combines online education with face-to-face interaction is gradually finding its way onto Rutgers’ campuses.

Cheryl A. WallCheryl A. Wall, a distinguished critic in the field of African American literary studies, has been named Board of Governors Zora Neale Hurston Professor of English. Professor Wall is the author of Worrying the Line: Black Women Writers, Lineage, and Literary Tradition (North Carolina, 2005) and Women of the Harlem Renaissance (Indiana, 1995), and the editor of Changing Our Own Words: Criticism, Theory, and Writing by Black Women (Rutgers, 1989). She has edited two volumes of writing by Zora Neale Hurston for the Library of America—Novels and Short Stories (1995) and Folklore, Memoirs, and Other Writings (1995)—as well as two volumes of criticism on Hurston's fiction: "Sweat": Texts and Contexts (Rutgers, 1997) and Their Eyes Were Watching God: A Casebook (Oxford, 2000). She served as section editor of the Norton Anthology of African American Literature (2003), and currently serves on the advisory board of Signs and African American Review.