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Release: July 23, 2001

Lewis elected to National Council of Teachers of English panel

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) has recently elected University of Iowa education professor Cynthia Lewis to its Nominating Committee.

Lewis, an associate professor in the University of Iowa College of Education who teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in the Language, Literacy, and Culture Program, previously received the NCTE Promising Researcher Award and is a Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow. She has published numerous articles featured in educational journals and has written a book, Literary Practices as Social Acts: Power, Status, and Cultural Norms in the Classroom.

The NCTE, with 77,000 individual and institutional members worldwide, works to improve the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels of education.

Each year, members of NCTE elect educators to positions on the committee, whose members give regional and teaching-level representation to the elective processes of the council. Members also help choose candidates for other posts, as well as the following year's Nominating Committee.