Ruth Harman, an associate professor in the College of Education, is the 2018 recipient of the Engaged Scholar Award. Harman teaches Endorsement in English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and the graduate certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) online as well as literacy and language classes on the UGA campus.
The Engaged Scholar Award is presented to a tenured associate or full professor who has made significant career-spanning contributions to UGA’s public service and outreach mission through scholarship, service-learning opportunities for students and campus leadership.
Harman has also earned the 2009 Emerging Scholar Award from the American Education Research Association and was named UGA Sarah Moss Fellow in 2012.
Harman’s teaching and research has focused on exploring how to support the literacy and language development of emerging bilingual learners in K-12 classrooms. She has published courses and has a unique approach to her teaching. She takes her student teacher candidates to after school programs, arts-focused programs and has the student teachers work one-on-one with middle school students.
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