Honors & Awards

AWARDS FOR TEACHING

  • Teacher of the Year (College Teaching), Georgia Council of Teachers of English, an affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of English (2012)
  • Sponsor of Literacy Award, Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project (affiliate of the National Writing Project) (2009)
  • Induction into Emory University’s Barkley Forum (1990)
  • Presidential Citation, Outstanding Educator, The Governor’s School of Virginia (1989)
  • Coaches Award, Coach Champion, Prose Reading, National Speech Tournament, National Forensics League (1989)
  • All-Star Forensics Coach of the Year, Virginia (1989)
  • R.C. Simonini Award for Outstanding Student Teaching, Longwood College (1986)
  • Richard A. Meade Outstanding Student Teacher Award, Virginia Association of Teachers of English (1986)

FELLOWSHIPS & RELATED ACADEMIC AWARDS

  • Selected as fellow for Governor’s Teaching Fellows Program, sponsored by the State of Georgia and the Institute for Higher Education, University of Georgia (2011-12)

    Richard A. Meade Award for Outstanding Doctoral Student in English Education

    Richard A. Meade Award for Outstanding Doctoral Student in English Education

  • Selected as fellow in the Institute for Pedagogy in the Liberal Arts, sponsored by Emory University (2011, 2012)
  • Fellow, National Writing Project Directors Retreat (2004)
  • Fellow, National Writing Project Professional Writing Retreat (2004)
  • Graduate Fellow (one of four, university-wide), Teaching Resource Center, University of Virginia (2002)
  • Richard A. Meade Award for Outstanding Doctoral Candidate in English Education, University of Virginia (2002)
  • Herman Spivey Graduate Fellowship, University of Tennessee (1995)
  • Hilton A. Smith Graduate Fellowship, University of Tennessee (1994)
  • Tennessee Collaborative Teaching Fellowship (1994)
  • Resource Consulting Teacher Fellowship, The College of William and Mary (1991)
  • Induction into Emory University’s Barkley Forum (1990)
  • Representative Dan Daniel Award for Scholarship and Citizenship, Longwood College (1986)
  • Helen Warriner-Burke Humanities Award, Longwood College (1986)
  • National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Fellowship (1985)
  • English Education Scholarship (four-year, full-tuition scholarship for undergraduate studies), Longwood College (1982-86)

AWARDS FOR MY STUDENTS (AS SPEECH & DEBATE COACH)

  • United States Champion in Prose, National Forensics League
  • First Place, One-Act Play Competition, Virginia Association of Academies
  • Best Actor, Best Actress Awards, Virginia Association of Academies
  • National Qualifiers in Dramatic Interpretation, Humorous Interpretation, Duet Acting, Oratory, Poetry, and Prose, Catholic Forensics League
  • Numerous individual awards and First Place Team Awards for acting and performance

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