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Longtime Loyola Professor Receives 2021 Distinguished Editor Award

Loyola University Maryland

February 3, 2022


Loyola University Maryland Professor of English Jean Lee Cole, Ph.D., recently received the 2021 Distinguished Editor Award by the Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ). She was unanimously selected for her editorship of the academic journal American Periodicals, which she edited from 2015-20.

The CELJ award recognizes Cole for bringing more visibility to American Periodicals while making the publication more inclusive.

“Cole also committed herself to using editorial work as a means to foster intellectual community, especially by making mentorship of younger scholars a regular part of the review process. In so doing, she also brought numerous and diverse voices into the three main activities of the journal’s enterprise, submissions, review, and publication,” CELJ wrote. “In sum, Cole’s tireless work on American Periodicals and her efforts to make publishing more equitable and inclusive distinguish her as a committed and field-shaping editor richly deserving of this honor.”

The CELJ award is one of many that Cole has garnered in recent years for her work. Last year, Cole’s latest book, How the Other Half Laughs: The Comic Sensibility in American Culture, 1895-1920, received honorable mentions for the Charles Hatfield Book Prize and the Research Society for American Periodicals Book Prize.