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Agbozo Receives NCTE Award

Dr. G. Edzordzi Agbozo
Dr. G. Edzordzi Agbozo

Dr. G. Edzordzi Agbozo was named a recipient of the National Council of Teachers of English 2023 Early Career Educator of Color Award. 

Dr. Agbozo is an assistant professor in the Department of English. He is among six educators across the nation teaching literacy from pre-K to university levels. 

“I am grateful for this recognition of my work,” Dr. Agbozo said. “The opportunities attached to the award, including mentorship, networking and summer institute, will help me develop and spread the insights of my research more broadly.” 

Dr. Agbozo teaches undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in technical and professional communication, science and medical writing, environmental rhetoric, and composition. His research is focused on the complex dimensions of discourse and technoculture, medical and science writing, and digital and visual rhetoric.  

The Early Career Educators of Color program’s goal is to support educators of color as they work to build accomplished careers in literacy education. It provides a range of opportunities, including a year-long mentorship; presenting at the NCTE Annual Convention; collaboration with NCTE leaders; funding to attend the NCTE Annual Convention and the Early Career Educators of Color Summer Institute, which will be held in Washington D.C. August 7-9.  

NCTE has recognized African American, American Indian, Asian American, Latinx, and Pacific Islander educators across the country with this award since 2008. 

“Dr. Agbozo is an exceptional educator who is leaving a tremendous impact on his students and his field,” said Provost James J. Winebrake. “We congratulate Dr. Agbozo on this prestigious recognition and look forward to his continued contributions and success as a faculty member at UNCW.” 

Dr. Agbozo received his Ph.D. from Michigan Technological University’s Rhetoric, Theory and Culture Program. He was recognized with the CCCC Outstanding Dissertation Award in 2022. 

Additional details on the program are available on the National Council of Teachers of English website.