Fellowships, Awards, Grants and Honors

ACADEMIC

Humanities NY July 2017
Adult Reading and Discussion Series Grant
Awarded to establish an independent Adult Reading
and Discussion Group Series, Influential People, Part 2,
at St. Francis College for Academic Year 2017-2018.

St. Francis College December 2016
Faculty Development Grant
Awarded for attending Quinnipiac’s WAC Conference
in November 2016.

Humanities NY June 2016
Adult Reading and Discussion Series Grant
Awarded to establish an independent Adult Reading
and Discussion Group Series, Influential People,
at St. Francis College for Academic Year 2016-2017.

Sigma Tau Delta November 2015
Faculty Inductee
Inducted as a faculty member of Sigma Tau Delta,
the International English Honor Society.

St. Francis College October 2015
Faculty Research Grant
Awarded for travel to Philadelphia Civil War Museum.
Museum closed before travel could be undertaken.

New York State English Council June 2015
2015 Educator of Excellence
Awarded in recognition of excellence in teaching at
the college level.

St. Francis College March 2015
Faculty Development Grant
Awarded for attending DHSI in June 2015. Unable to
attend.

New York Council for the Humanities January 2015
Adult Reading Discussion Series to April 2015
Led a second session of the series Our World Remade:
World War I at St. Francis College.

St. Francis College December 2014
Faculty Development Grant
Awarded for attending Quinnipiac’s WAC Conference
in November 2014.

Digital Humanities Summer Institute August 2014
Scholarship Recipient, Summer 2015 Institute
Received scholarship to attend week-long workshop/panel
on Feminist Scholarship and the Digital Humanities in
Vancouver, British Columbia in June 2015. Unable to
attend.

St. Francis College December 2013
Faculty Research Grant
Awarded for travel to visit Library of Congress in March 2014.

New York Council for the Humanities September 2013
Adult Reading Discussion Series December 2013
Brought the series Making Sense of the Civil War to St. Francis
College. This series was co-sponsored by the National Endowment
for the Humanities and the American Library Association.

St. Francis College May 2013
Member, Duns Scotus Honor Society
Inducted as an honorary member of the College’s honor
society. Nominated and elected by student members of
the Honor Society.

St. Francis College December 2012
Faculty Development Grant
Awarded for travel to ALSCW conference in April 2013
(presented paper “Echoes of Gettysburg” at “1863” seminar).

St. Francis College December 2011
Faculty Development Grant
Awarded for visit to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania in May 2012.

St. Francis College November 2009
Kappa Delta Pi
Named an outstanding teacher by students in St. Francis College’s
Xi Rho Chapter of the International Education Honor Society.

St. Francis College March 2009
Education Society Honoree
Selected by student members of the Education Society as a faculty
honoree.

St. Francis College January 2009
Faculty Development Grant
Awarded for travel to MLA Conference.

Kingsborough Community College September 2005
CUNY Writing Fellowship to May 2007

CUNY Graduate Center 2007-2009
Alumni Scholarship Award

Pratt Library School 1998-2000
Merit Scholarship

Pratt Library School 1998-2000
Graduate Association Scholarship

CUNY Baccalaureate Program Spring 1996
Smith Academic Fellowship to graduation

Baruch College May 1996
Outstanding Scholar

POETRY

Able Muse October 2012
Able Muse Book Award for Poetry
Honorable Mention for the collection Banishing the Muse.

Twin Cranes Press July 2009
Moon Poem Contest/moonlit magazine
Semi-finalist for the poem “Time and Tide.”

Key West Heritage House April 2009
15th Annual Robert Frost Poetry Festival Poetry Contest
Honorable Mention for the poem “Banishing the Muse.”

The Seacoast Writers Association March 2009
19th Annual Poetry Contest
1st Prize for the poem “You Are Trapped in That Bright Moment
Where You Learned Your Doom” and 3rd Prize for the poem
“Nondum Cognita.”

California State Poetry Society September 2008
22nd Annual Poetry Contest
Honorable Mention for the poem “Cabinet de Travail.”

“Discovery”/The Nation Poetry Contest 1996 and 1998
Semi-Finalist