Grants, Fellowships, & Awards

Service Award, College of Arts and Letters, 2017. ($500 award granted to a faculty member who showed a commitment to service for the College of Arts and Letters at the University of Tampa)

Inquiry-Based Experiential Education Course Redesign Grant, 2017.  (university-wide competitive teaching grant of $400; used to assess inquiry and research in an existing course — AWR201: Social Justice in Early American Literature)

Learning Enrichment Grant, 2017. (university-wide competitive teaching grant of $2,000; used to create an Honors Pathways course, “Tampa Spaces and Places,” that aligns with the research and inquiry QEP)

Delo Grant, 2017. (university-wide competitive research grant of $5,000; used to secure illustration rights and an editor’s services to prepare my manuscript for the press)

Delo Grant, 2015. (university-wide competitive research grant of $5,000; used to study Quaker diaries at the Haverford College Quaker Special Collections)

Genius Fellow, 2014. (invited by the internet site genius.com to come to New York City for a fellowship studying the uses of illuminated wikis in the classroom; collaborated with other educators, advised the website about potential uses, and presented a paper on Digital Humanities projects in early American literature)

Learning Enrichment Grant, 2014. (university-wide competitive teaching grant of $2,000; used to prepare “study at home” course in Boston & facilitate undergraduate research at the Massachusetts Historical Society archive)

Library Company of Philadelphia Fellowship, 2013. (international competitive visiting research fellowship of $2,000 in colonial and U.S. history and culture in Philadelphia, PA)

Scholars’ Symposium Award, 2013. (university-wide competitive research award of $750 granted by the Provost; used to present my book’s thesis to the University of Tampa)

Delo Grant, 2013. (university-wide competitive research grant of $5,000; used to study Quaker diaries at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA)

Learning Enrichment Grant, 2013. (university-wide competitive teaching grant of $1500; used to implement service learning and pilot the Blackboard LMS alternative, Canvas)

Professional Development Grant Recipient, 2013. (university-wide competitive research grant; single semester course release)

Board of Fellows Grant Recipient, 2011 & 2012. (university-wide competitive

teaching grant of $2,000; used to establish the Foodways Symposium at the University of Tampa)

College of Arts and Letters Teacher of the Year Award, 2011.

Dana Grant Recipient, 2011. (university-wide competitive research grant of $2,000; used to study early American letters at the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, MA)

American Antiquarian Society History of the Book Summer Scholar, 2011. (studied Loyalism at the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, MA)

Delo Grant Recipient, 2010. (university-wide competitive research grant of $5,000; used to study early American letters at the Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston, MA)