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Patricia A. Edwards, Ph.D.

2015, MRA Teacher Educator Award, Michigan Reading Association

2014, IRA Jerry Johns Outstanding Teacher Educator in Reading Award, International Reading Association

2012, Albert J. Kingston Service Award, Literacy Research Association

2012 Reading Hall of Fame Inductee

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2010-2011 President, International Reading Association
Scholastic Literacy Champion

2008 Senior University Outreach Fellow, Michigan State University, March 2008.

2006 Fulbright Senior Specialist, J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, (FSB), The Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Department of State of (ECA), and the Council International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), September 20, 2006.

2001 Distinguished Faculty Award, Michigan State University, February 13, 2001.

2001 Distinguished Honors Reception, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., September 7, 2001.

2001 Scholarship Award, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., March 5, 2001.

In honor of receiving the 2001 Distinguished Faculty Award, Raymond Ray Jacob, Mayor of the City of Donaldsonville proclaimed February 13, 2001 “Dr. Patricia Edwards Day” in the City of Donaldsonville, Louisiana.

In honor of receiving the 2001 Distinguished Faculty Award, Roy Quezaire, Jr., State Representative, District No., 58, State of Louisiana House of Representatives sent me “An Expression of Commendation” on February 13, 2001.

Board of Directors, International Reading Association, May 1998 - May 2001.

Mentor, Rockefeller Brothers Fund's leadership program for minority students entering the teaching profession, October, 1997 - October 2000.

Fellow status in the National Council on Research in Language and Literacy (NCRLL) in recognition of my outstanding contribution to research in language and literacy, award given at the International Reading Association, Atlanta, Georgia, May 7, 1997.

Epsilon Kappa Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, An International Honor Society in Education, Michigan State University, April 20, 1997.

1996 Woman of Distinction by the Michigan Capitol Girl Scout Council, October 1996.

1995 Elva Knight Research Award, International Reading Association, May 2, 1995.

1995 School of Education Alumni Achievement Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison, May 13, 1995.

1995 Phi Delta Kappa Educator of the Year Award, Michigan State University Chapter, April 25, 1995.

Awardee at the 1994 Annual Celebrate Teaching and Learning Dinner, sponsored by the Lilly Teaching Fellows and CIERT (UCAP Committee on Improvement, Evaluation and Rewards for Teaching), The Kellogg Center, Michigan State University, April 28, 1994

1993-1994 Teacher-Scholar Award, Michigan State University, February, 1994.

1992 Michigan Reading Association Celebrate Literacy Award, March 1992.

Outstanding African-American Alumni Recipient, University of Wisconsin-Madison, October, 1991.

Saluted by Louisiana Congressman Clyde Hollaway in the U.S. House of Representatives for my work in family/intergenerational literacy. This salute was cited in the Congressional Record, Proceedings and Debates of the 101st Congress, First Session, Vol. 135, No. 17, February 23, 1989,

1987 Legislative Testimony Training Program Awardee, sponsored by the Society for Research in Child Development and the Mailman Foundation, July 11987.

W. K. Kellogg National Fellow, 1983-1986.

Faculty Development Award, Louisiana State University, 1987-1988.

Distinguished Scholar for the Fifteenth Annual Dennis Memorial Lecture Series, Albany State College, Albany, Georgia, January 21-25, 1986.