At this year’s MLA conference, the ADE Executive Committee awarded Paul Lauter, Gwendolyn Miles Smith Professor of English, Emeritus at Trinity College (Connecticut), the Francis Andrew March Award, which honors exceptional service to the profession of English. The award is named for Francis March (1823–1911), professor of English at Lafayette College and the first professor of English in America. Lauter served as president of the American Studies Association and is the founding general editor of the influential Heath Anthology of American Literature. He is also the author or editor of several books, including From Walden Pond to Jurassic Park: Activism, Culture, and American Studies and, most recently, A History of American Working-Class Literature. He was one of the founding editors of the Feminist Press and of the journal Radical Teacher. Lauter has been an active member of the WCSA and co-wrote its constitution with Sherry Linkon.