Honors & Awards
  • WNBA Bookwoman Award, Women’s National Book Association Detroit Chapter, 2015
  • Faculty Achievement Award (for outstanding junior faculty member), University of Detroit Mercy, 2013
  • Agere ex Missione Award (for the faculty member who exemplifies the mission of the university), University of Detroit Mercy, 2012
  • Career Education Center Faculty Ambassador of the Year, University of Detroit Mercy, 2012-2013
  • Robert Hacke Scholar-Teacher Award, College English Association, 2010
  • David and Linda Moscow Prize for Excellence in Teaching English Composition, University of Michigan, 2007
  • Award for Best Paper Presented by a Graduate Student, College English Association, 2007
  • Honor Award for Graduate Student Essay, British Women Writers Conference, 2004, “‘If You Can Picture This’: Elizabeth Gaskell’s Imaginative Contact Zones”
  • American Academy of Poets University and College Prize, 1999
  • Edna J. Herzberg Prize for Poetry, Rutgers University, 1999
Fellowships & Scholarships
  • Charlotte Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, (awarded by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation for dissertations of significant ethical or religious value), 2005-2006
  • Rackham Predoctoral Dissertation Fellowship (for outstanding Ph.D. candidates), University of Michigan, 2005-2006
  • Rackham Humanities Candidacy Fellowship, University of Michigan, 2004
  • Rackham One-Term Dissertation Fellowship, University of Michigan, 2004
  • University of Michigan Regents Fellowship (for outstanding incoming doctoral students), 2000-2007
  • Rutgers University Presidential Scholarship (Rutgers’ highest undergraduate award), 1996-2000
  • Edward J. Bloustein Distinguished Scholar, Rutgers University, 1996-2000
  • Sponsored National Merit Scholarship, Rutgers University, 1996-2000
Grants & Stipends for Teaching and Research
  • Ford Community Corps Partnership Grant for development of Diverse Voices in Literature as a Community Development class, 2015-2016
  • Jesuit Community Faculty Summer Stipend for “Contemplating Empathy and Social Justice in Diverse Voices in Literature,” 2014
  • UDM Faculty Research Award, 2015, 2012, 2010, 2009
  • UDM Feminist Scholarship Grant for archival research at the Oberlin Library, 2015
  • UDM Feminist Teaching Grant for course development of “The Fallen Woman,” 2015
  • UDM Feminist Teaching Grant for course development of “The Marriage Plot,” 2012
  • UDM Feminist Teaching Grant for course development of “Adapting Women,” 2009
  • Mellon Funds for Humanistic Studies, 2009