Professor | Ph.D. Oklahoma State
- Faculty Development Leave, Texas Tech University, Fall 2010
- Research Enhancement Fund, Texas Tech University, Women in Recovery ($12,000), Spring
- The Meridian Postcard Prize for Prose Poetry, January 2009
- Faculty Development Leave, Texas Tech University, Fall 2005/Spring 2006
- The Kimmel-Harding Nelson Center Residency for Writers, Fall 2005
- The Kimmel-Harding Nelson Center Residency for Writers, Fall 2004
- Faculty of the Year Award, Graduate English Studies, 2004
- Walker-Nixon Prize for Poetry, CCTE Studies, Spring 2004
- Writers’ League of Texas, Creative NonFiction Fellowship, 1st Place, $3,000, Summer
- Brown Foundation, Grant for Iron Horse Reading Series ($8,500), Spring 2000
- Faculty Development Leave, Texas Tech University, Fall 2000
- The Plum Foundation, Grant for Iron Horse honorarium ($2,500), Fall 1999
- Big 12 Faculty Fellowship, Texas Tech University & Oklahoma State University, 1998
- Internal Leave, Texas Tech University Department of English, Spring 1996
- Teaching Academy, Member, inducted 1996
- Hemphill Wells New Professor Excellence in Teaching Award, Texas Tech University,
Professor | Ph.D. University of North Texas
- Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize ($5000), 2007
- Headlands Center for the Arts residency for poetry, May 2007
- Lynchburg College Thornton Writer-in-Residence, Spring 2007
- Howard Nemerov Fellow in Poetry. Sewanee Writer’s Conference. July 12-25, 2004
- Texas Tech University Research Enhancement Fund Grant ($3300), 2004
- Kate and George Kendall Fellowship, MacDowell Colony, 2000-01
- Blue Mountain Center residency, July 2001
- Saltonstall Foundation residency, June 2001
- Colgate Creative Writing Fellowship ($25,000), 2000-01
- The Nation/Discovery Prize, ($45,000), 1998
Professor | Ph.D. Texas A&M
Associate Professor | Ph.D. Ball State University
Selected Awards and Sponsored Research
- U.S. Fulbright Scholar South and Central Asia Regional Travel Program (Sri Lanka),
- Visiting Research Professor, Delhi University (India), Fall 2014.
- Visiting Research Professor, Ashoka University (India), Fall 2014.
- Transdisciplinary Research Academy Sponsored Research, TTU A&S, 2014.
- U.S. Fulbright Scholars Award: Shifting Programmatic Studies in US-India English/Communication
and Study Abroad Programs, 2014.
- Multicultural Course Transformation Project, TTU TLDPC, 2014.
- India Study Abroad/Exchange Sponsored Travel Grant, TTU Provost's Office, 2013.
- Service-Learning Faculty Fellow, TTU TLDPC, 2013.
- Developing the "Smart" Media Connect-Exchange STudy Abroad Model, TTU A&S, 2013.
- Faculty Development Leave, TTU A&S, 2011.
- Visiting Research Professor, Central University of Kerala, 2011.
- CPTSC Research Grant, Distance Learning and India, 2011.
- Course Redesign Project Grant, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board of Academic
Excellence and Research. PI, Grant proposal primary writer was Juan Muñoz, with input
from Fred Kemp and myself, 2008.
- Big 12 Faculty Fellowship Grant, "ISUComm, Technology, and New Media Research at Iowa
State University," Spring 2007.
- TTU Teaching, Learning, and Technology Center Faculty Incentive Grant, "Digital Portfolio
as Praxis: English and Education Students Implement iMovie Video Clips to Assess Teaching"
(with Julie Thomas and Peggy Johnson), 2003.
Professor | Ph.D. Ball State University
- CPTSC grant with Gregory Zobel, ($10,000)
- Keynote Speaker at the CCCC Research Network Forum, 2001 and 2009
- Keynote Speaker at CCCC Qualitative Research Network, 2007
- Keynote Speaker at the first International Writing Center Conference in Athens, 2007
- Keynote Speaker at Practical Criticism Midwest conference, 2006
- TLTC Faculty grant, 2002
- Dissertation nominated for dissertation abstracts dissertation of the year, 1995
- TEACH Mentor for Karen Keck and William Carney, 2001 and 2003
- Consultant for BEAMS, 2005-7