Honors, Affiliations, & Awards

Modern Language Association (MLA), 2021 – current

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD), 2017 – current

Teaching Fellowship for English Literature Doctoral Program at UNC-Chapel Hill, 2017 – current

Departmental Travel Grant Award Recipient for travel to preside over a panel at annual MLA Convention in Washington, DC in Jan. 2022, Department of English and Comparative Literature at UNC-Chapel Hill, 2020

UNC-Chapel Hill Writing Program Professional Development Award Recipient, 2021

South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA), 2020 – 2021

Departmental Summer Fellowship Service Award to provide administrative support at the Digital Literacy and Communications Lab for ECL 225 departmental history timeline, Department of English and Comparative Literature at UNC-Chapel Hill, 2020

Departmental Travel Grant Award Recipient for travel to present at annual MELUS Conference in New Orleans, LA in April 2020, Department of English and Comparative Literature at UNC-Chapel Hill, 2020 (Conference canceled due to the COVID-19 global pandemic)

The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States (MELUS), 2020

UNC-Chapel Hill Writing Program Professional Development Award Recipient, 2020

UNC-Chapel Hill Writing Program Professional Development Award Recipient, 2019

Recipient of multiple grants for “Popular Narratives and the Experience of War,” 2019:

Society for the Study of the American Short Story (SSASS), 2016

South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA), 2015 – 2016

Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA), 2015

Master of Arts in English Program Distinguished Graduate, DePaul University, 2010

Graduate Assistantship to Master of Arts in English Program, DePaul University, 2008 – 2010

Graduate Student Representative to the English Department, DePaul University, 2008 – 2009

Hatton Lovejoy Graduate Scholar, 2008

Birmingham-Southern College Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude graduate, 2008

Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity, Beta-Beta Chapter; Michael David Smith Award for Excellence in Leadership, 2008

Who’s Who among American Colleges and Universities, 2007 – 2008

Omicron Delta Kappa; Secretary, 2007 – 2008

Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity, Beta-Beta Chapter; Worthy Master (President), 2007 – 2008

Mortar Board, Senior Honors/Service Society, 2007 – 2008

Order of Omega, Greek Honors Society, 2006 – 2008

Sigma Tau Delta, English Honors Society, 2006 – 2008

Donald C. Harrison Honors Program, Birmingham-Southern College, 2004 – 2008

Prose Editor’s Top Choice (“Blood, Paint, and Rubber”), QUAD Literary Magazine, LXVIII, 2007

Patricia Finley Watkins Scholar in Creative Writing, 2007

Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity, Beta-Beta Chapter; Best Active Member Award, 2007

Interfraternity Council; VP of Judiciary and Chief Justice of Judicial Board, 2007

Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity, Beta-Beta Chapter; Worthy Keeper of the Annals (Scholarship Chair and Historian), 2006 – 2007

Thomas E. Jernigan Honors Scholar, 2004

Hatton Lovejoy Scholar, 2004

National Merit Scholar, 2004

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