Judith Plotz Emerging Scholar Award Committee
The Judith Plotz Emerging Scholar Award is awarded annually by the Children's Literature Association to recognize outstanding articles of literary criticism by new, never-before-published article authors on the topic of children's literature within a given year.
Composition of the Committee
The Judith Plotz Emerging Scholar Award Committee consists of six rotating members elected for three-year terms and a chair appointed by the President with the approval of the Executive Board for a term of three years. Terms begin immediately following the ChLA annual business meeting.
Chair: Kara Keeling, Christopher Newport University, 2015-2018
Anne Phillips, Kansas State University, 2015-2017
Michelle Pagni Stewart, Mt. San Jacinto College, 2015-2017
Karen Coats, Illinois State University, 2015-2018
Michelle Beissel Heath, University of Nebraska - Kearney, 2016-2019
Megan Sweeney, UNC Wilmington, 2016-2019