Dr. Sue Carter Wood Receives President's Award for Collaborative Research

Dr. Sue Carter Wood was awarded the President’s Award for Collaborative Research and Creative Work. The President’s Award for Collaborative Research and Creative Work is described as "[recognizing] innovative research and creative work conducted by faculty members in collaboration with graduate students related to improving the quality of graduate education and/or research capacity of the University."

The award was in recognition of a project began in Dr. Wood’s doctoral seminar on the history of writing instruction in the Nineteenth Century US Writing in Spring 2016. The project localized the disciplinary histories of the subject through research in the Educational Memorabilia Center, part of the Center for Archival Collections at BGSU. There were fourteen participants in this archival research project, which has not only educative aims but also aim for the preservation of the history of Bowling Green State University. The participants–from Professor Wood to the Library Archivists and historians, to the doctoral students/ researchers–collaborated using archival research methods and the software tool Omeka to compose alphabetic and visual histories and to digitize artifacts for a digital exhibit. This exhibit, Literacy Artifacts: Preserving Tools, Methods, and Teacher's Technologies of the Long Nineteenth Century, is published on the Jerome Library website as part of its BGSU Student Digital Gallery.

The project has also been presented on the College English Association of Ohio, the Thomas R. Watson Conference, and Conference on College Composition and Communication. Through this project, several students have found new research trajectories to follow as they grow in their careers and have continued to further develop the investigation that began in Dr. Wood’s course.

To read more about Dr. Wood receiving this award see the BGSU News.