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Elizabeth Tucker

Distinguished Service Professor; TRIP Courtesy Title

English, General Literature and Rhetoric; Translation Research and Instruction Program (TRIP)


  • PhD, Indiana University
  • MA, State University of New York at Buffalo
  • BA, Mount Holyoke College

Research Interests

  • children's/adolescents' folklore
  • folklore of the supernatural
  • digital folklore


  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Children’s Folklore Section, American Folklore Society, October 2019
  • Brian McConnell Legend Studies Award for Legend Tripping: A Contemporary
  • Legend Casebook, International Society for Contemporary Legend Research, June 2019
  • Opie Prize Honor Book for Children's Folklore, A Handbook, 2012
  • Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Faculty Service, 2009
  • Storytelling World Award, 2007
  • Honor Title for Campus Legends
  • Dedication of Libby Tucker Academic Center at Dickinson Community, 1999
  • Chancellor's and University Award for Excellence in Teaching,1993
  • Educational Opportunity Program Faculty-Staff Recognition Award, 1990