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Duquesne Professor Receives Leadership Award

Dr. Arnetha Ball, the inaugural Barbara A. Sizemore Distinguished Professor of Education at Duquesne University, has been selected to receive the 2009 Advancement of People of Color Leadership Award from the National Council of Teachers of English.Ball is an international specialist in oral and written literacies of African-Americans and diverse student populations, focusing on African-American vernacular and its patterns rooted in English and Western African speech patterns. Besides teaching at Duquesne, she also instructs at Stanford University and in South Africa.

She received the award at the group’s annual convention in recognition of her contributions to the development of the professional community and the National Council of Teachers of English.

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