Anne Charity Hudley, Colleen Fitzgerald, Cecile McKee
Anne Charity Hudley, Colleen Fitzgerald, and Cecile McKee: 2021 AAAS Fellows

Three LSA members were elected Fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Anne Charity Hudley (Stanford University), Colleen Fitzgerald (North Dakota State University), and Cecile McKee (University of Arizona) were elected in November and announced this week.

The AAAS elects as Fellows those members whose efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or its applications in service to society have distinguished them among their peers and colleagues. AAAS Fellows are a distinguished cadre of scientists, engineers, and innovators who have been recognized for their achievements across disciplines.

“AAAS is proud to honor these individuals who represent the kind of forward thinking the scientific enterprise needs, while also inspiring hope for what can be achieved in the future,” said Dr. Sudip S. Parikh, AAAS chief executive officer and executive publisher of the Science family of journals.

All three scholars have been active members of the LSA. Dr. Charity Hudley and Dr. Fitzgerald are both LSA Fellows. Dr. Charity Hudley has taught at LSA forums and Summer Institutes, co-teaching one institute course with William Labov. She has also recently served a three-year term on the Executive Committee and has served on the Committee on Ethnic Diversity in Linguistics and on the Linguistics in Higher Education Committee. Dr. Fitzgerald is also the editor of the Language Revitalization and Documentation of Language section of Language and has served on the Committee on Endangered Languages and Their Preservation (CELP). Dr. McKee has been active in efforts to share linguistics with the broader public and has served on the LSA's audit committee.

Congratulations to Drs. Charity Hudley, Fitzgerald, and McKee for this prestigious honor.