Dr. Kristine Blair, chair of the English department, is the recipient of the Computers and Composition Charles Moran Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Field.
Inaugurated in 2003 in honor of the 20th anniversary of the international journal Computers and Composition, the award recognizes exemplary scholarship and professional service to the field of computers and writing.
A specialist in online education, digital rhetoric and technological literacy, Blair received the award last month at the 2010 Computers and Writing Conference at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. She was nominated by external colleagues who commended her “role in promoting the growth of the field by generously sharing her expertise with colleagues and by mentoring as well as collaborating with new scholars in the discipline.”
Blair edits the refereed journal Computers and Composition Online, a companion journal to Computers and Composition, and directs a computer camp for girls, The Digital Mirror, nationally funded by the American Association of University Women.