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Dr. Leah Saal awarded Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic's Early Career Engaged Scholarship Award

Leah Katherine Saal, Ph.D., co-director and assistant professor of the literacy education program at Loyola University Maryland's School of Education was awarded the Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic's Early Career Engaged Scholarship Award for her outstanding research in curricular service-learning and research in service of community members and organizations.

Saal was selected based on her research, which focuses on the intersectionality of literacy and social justice. This includes her studies on the literacies of adults and older students in and out of educational programs and the preparation and support of literacy leaders to work for social justice.

The Early Career Engaged Scholarship is awarded by the Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic (CCMA), a nonprofit association of public, private, two- and four-year colleges and universities. CCMA provides leadership to colleges and universities by advocating, supporting, and encouraging institutional participation in academic and co-curricular based public service and civic engagement programs.

Saal will receive the award at the Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic ceremony on Nov. 16.