Miami Dade College professor wins media literacy award
The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) presented this year’s Media Literacy Award to Emily Andrea Sendin, professor at the Padrón Campus of Miami Dade College (MDC).
The award is given to NCTE members who have demonstrated innovative approaches to integrating media analysis and competition into the classroom. The selection committee praised Sendin’s “breath and diverse possibilities”, which it integrates for students.
“The student project examples demonstrated strength within community collaborations and the way in which students are invited to create and analyze media texts,” noted the committee.
Sendin has been teaching at the MDC for 22 years and was previously appointed to an endowed chair and Fulbright scholarship holder. She teaches global sustainability and earth literacy studies, service learning, and honors college courses. She is a founding advisor to MDC’s Urbana, a student-run and award-winning on-campus literacy and arts magazine. She is an expert on post-colonialism and feminist theories, African American literature and media studies.