UAB professor noted for outstanding academic advising

Alison Chapman receives national honor for outstanding advising.

alison chapmanAlison Chapman, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of English, has been awarded the Outstanding Advising Award — Faculty Academic Advising by the National Academic Advising Association.

Chapman teaches English Renaissance literature with a focus on the poetry and prose of the period. She has secondary interests in Shakespeare and the history of the book. She has published in “Renaissance Quarterly,” “SEL: Studies in English Literature 1500-1900,” and “Journal for Medieval and Early Modern Studies.” She also penned an essay that was named among “2010’s Best American Essays,” edited by Christopher Hitchens. Her work “Milton’s Captive Audience: Teaching Paradise Lost in a Maximum Security Prison” was selected as “New & Notable.”

Since 1983, the NACADA annual awards program for academic advising has honored individuals and institutions that make significant contributions to the improvement of academic advising. The association has grown to more than 10,000 members and hosts an annual conference each fall with more than 3,000 attendees, as well as 10 regional conferences, and intensive study of advising through various other events held throughout the year.