Kopenhaver Center Fellow, Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Center for the Advancement of Women in Communication, Florida International University, 2019-2020
Excellence in Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity award, Academic Affairs Faculty Awards, Northern Kentucky University, 2019
2nd place open competition award, Mass Communication and Society division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication annual conference, Washington, D.C., August 2018
Page and Johnson Legacy Scholar Award, 2017
Djung Yune Tchoi Memorial Excellence in Teaching Award, The Pennsylvania State University, 2015
Teaching with Technology Certificate, The Pennsylvania State University, 2014
Graduate School Teaching Certificate, The Pennsylvania State University, 2014
Certificate for Online Teaching, The Pennsylvania State University, 2013
Top Student Paper award, Communication and Social Cognition division, National Communication Association annual conference, Orlando, FL, November 2012
University Graduate Fellowship, The Pennsylvania State University, 2011-2015
Certificate of General Honors, University of Missouri, 2008
Summa Cum Laude, University of Missouri, 2008
Kappa Tao Alpha National Honor Society, University of Missouri, 2008
Don Romero Prize for outstanding magazine writing, University of Missouri, 2007
Dow Jones News Fund internship recipient, 2006
Dean’s List, University of Missouri, 2004-2008
Walter Williams Scholar, University of Missouri, 2004-2008
Bright Flight Scholar, University of Missouri, 2004
Excellence Award in Feature Writing, Journalism Education Association, 2002