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.

Committee Members:

Chair: Karen Coats, Illinois State University 2018-2021
Michelle Beissel Heath, University of Nebraska, Kearney 2016-2019
Meghan Sweeney, UNC Wilmington 2016-2019
Mary Jeanette Moran, Illinois State University 2017-2020
Patrick Fleming, Fisk University 2017-2020
Andrew O’Malley, Ryerson University 2017-2020
Carl F. Miller, Palm Beach Atlantic University, 2018-2021