The John C. Tamplin Award for Excellence in Writing Center Work

The Tamplin Award is given annually to recognize the excellent work of Writing Commons writing consultants and to honor the outstanding contributions of Writing Commons writing consultants of the intellectual life of the university.  

Who is eligible for the Tamplin Award?

Any graduate or undergraduate writing consultant working in the Kent campus Writing Commons who is in good standing is eligible to be nominated.

Who may nominate a writing consultant for the Tamplin Award?

Any KSU student, faculty member, staff member, or member of the community who has had interaction with the writing consultant in his or her capacity as a Writing Commons employee may nominate a writing consultant for this award. (However, employees of the Writing Commons may not make nominations.) 

Nominate a Writing Consultant

Nominations will be accepted until 8AM on Wednesday, March 1, 2023.

About the Tamplin Award

The Tamplin Award was established by Kent State University alumnus John C. Tamplin, who, after retiring from a distinguished career as a professor of British Romantic Poetry and Technical Writing, volunteered his time as a writing consultant in the Writing Commons for many years. Since retiring from his writing consultant role, Professor Tamplin has continued to support the Writing Commons by establishing a fund that finances consultants’ conference presentation travel and by establishing an annual award for consulting excellence. 

Donate to the Tamplin Fund

Thank you for nominating a writing consultant!


UPDATED: Tuesday, May 30, 2023 11:31 AM