Matthew Vetter (English Department) has received the 2023 CCCC Wikipedia Initiative Award for Contributions to Public Knowledge. The Conference on College Composition and Communication is a constituent organization within the National Council of Teachers of English.

This award provides professional recognition for a CCCC member who is engaging with Wikipedia as a form of global public scholarship. It values significant contributions to Wikipedia articles as they improve public understanding of key topics within our profession.

As a dedicated Wikipedia editor, Vetter has contributed more than 3,000 edits since he began editing in 2011. He has created and contributed to many Wikipedia articles on prominent scholars and key topics within writing studies, including Victor Villanueva, Amy Devitt, Cheryl E. Ball, Linda Adler-Kassner, visual rhetoric, digital rhetoric, and collaborative writing. He consistently demonstrates high-level collaboration skills with scholars working to increase knowledge equity within our field and in the wider Wikipedia community.

As a high-traffic, global, open-access, digital encyclopedia, Wikipedia stands out as one of the most vital platforms scholars can edit to support citation justice, especially for academics committed to knowledge equity as a fundamental groundwork for social justice. 

Read more about the CCCC Wikipedia Initiative Award for Contributions to Public Knowledge.