Rowan Education Professor Earns National Award

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GLASSBORO - The History of Education Society has awarded Rowan University assistant professor of Education John Spencer, of Merion, Pa., the 2003 Claude A. Eggertsen Prize for the best dissertation o

GLASSBORO - The History of Education Society has awarded Rowan University assistant professor of Education John Spencer, of Merion, Pa., the 2003 Claude A. Eggertsen Prize for the best dissertation of the year.

'I'm thrilled. It's wonderful to have my work recognized by leading scholars in the field,<+> said Spencer.

Spencer's dissertation examines race and urban school reform in the 1960s and 1970s, focusing on the leadership of the slain African American educator Marcus Foster in Philadelphia and in Oakland, Calif.

<+>There were more submissions for the Eggertsen Prize this year than any previous year,<+> said Holly Willet, Department of Secondary Education/Foundations of Education Chair. <+>This is John's first semester here at Rowan, and we are delighted that he earned such a wonderful award.<+>

The History of Education Society, an international society, will present Spencer with his award in October at its annual meeting in Evanston, Ill.

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