TEACHING
Honorable mention: “Storify and Twitter for Covering and Curating a Meeting Story,” Teaching News Terrifically in the 21st Century (TNT21), Newspaper and Online News Division teaching ideas competition, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Washington, D.C., 2013.

Nominee: AJHA National Award for Excellence in Teaching, American Journalism Historians Association, 2013.

RESEARCH
Top Paper: Wally Eberhard Award for the Outstanding Paper on Media and War, “The Evolution of the Mexican Image in the Reporting of George Wilkins Kendall of the New Orleans Picayune, 1841-67,” American Journalism Historians Association, New Orleans, La., 2013.

Honorable Mention: David Sloan Award, “The Evolution of the Mexican Image in the Reporting of George Wilkins Kendall of the New Orleans Picayune, 1841-67,” American Journalism Historians Association, New Orleans, La., 2013.

Top Faculty Paper: David Sloan Award, “Brave Old Spaniards and Indolent Mexicans: J. Ross Browne, Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, and the Social Construction of Off-Whiteness.” American Journalism Historians Association, Raleigh, N.C., 2012.

Top Paper on a Minorities Topic:  J. William Snorgrass Award, “Brave Old Spaniards and Indolent Mexicans: J. Ross Browne, Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, and the Social Construction of Off-Whiteness.” American Journalism Historians Association, Raleigh, N.C., 2012.

Top Faculty Paper: “Undocumented Workers and Immigration Reform: Thematic vs. Episodic Coverage in a Rural Kansas Community Daily.” Community Journalism Interest Group, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Chicago, Ill., 2012.

Third-place Faculty Paper: “A Northern Reporter’s Correspondence, Capture, and Escape During the American Civil War.” History Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Chicago, Ill., 2012.

Second-place Faculty Poster: Social Sciences Division, Auburn University Research Week, 2012.

Second Place Student Paper: “Justice Delayed, Justice Denied: Racism in the Press and Congress During New Mexico’s Quest for Statehood, 1848-1912.” Minorities and Communication Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication annual convention, Boston, Mass., 2009.

Honorable Mention: Robert Lance Memorial Award for Outstanding Student Research Paper, “‘A Blanketed Nation of Thieves and Harlots’: How New York Correspondents Portrayed the Mexican-American Southwest in the 1860s.” American Journalism Historians Association annual convention, Seattle, Wash., 2008.

FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS, AND SCHOLARSHIPS

University Research Grant, Office of the President, Wayne State University, 2016-17.

Doctoral Student Research Assistant Support Award, Department of Communication, Wayne State University, 2016.

Research Enhancement Program in Arts and Humanities, Office of the Vice President for Research, Wayne State University, 2015-16.

Joseph McKerns Research Grant Award, American Journalism Historians Association, 2013.

College of Liberal Arts Summer Research Grant: Auburn University, 2011.

Kappa Tau Alpha: Member, Norval “Neil” Luxon Chapter at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, national journalism and mass communication honor society, inducted 2010. Previously inducted at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, 2007.

Margaret Blanchard Dissertation Support Award: School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2010.

Isaiah Thomas Stipend: American Antiquarian Society, Summer Seminar in the History of the Book in American Culture, “The Global American South and Early American Print Culture,” Worcester Mass, 2010.

Joseph L. Morrison Award for Excellence in Mass Communication History: School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2009.

William Francis Clingman Jr. Ethics Award: School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2009.

Roy H. Park Fellow: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Journalism and Mass Communication, 2007-2010.

Indiana University Journalism Teaching Fellow: 2003.

State of Kansas Scholar: University of Kansas, 1985 

MEDIA INDUSTRY AWARDS
Award of Excellence: Redesign, Society for News Design Best of Design competition. Columbia Missourian staff was recognized for its redesign of the Sunday edition, 2006.

Best Front-Page Design: New Mexico Associated Press Managing Editors, 2000.

Second Place, Creative Design and Typography, New Mexico Press Association, The Santa Fe New Mexican staff, 1999.

Best Headline Writer: The Des Moines Register, in-house contest, June 1998.

Best of Gannett Most Improved Newspaper Runner-up: The Desert Sun, 1998. Judges cited redesigned Sunday features sections and enterprise reporting packages that I edited and designed as top factors.

Associated Press Sports Editors 10 Best Sports Sections: St. Cloud Times, 1992.