Honors

Winner of the 2015 Rhetoric Society of America Book Award for Autism and Gender: From Refrigerator Mothers to Computer Geeks.

Fostering Interdisciplinary Research Explorations (FIRE) Grant, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. (With Jane Thrailkill, Laura Anne Young, Sue Coppola, and Michelle Rivkin-Fish). $25,000 award for “Writing Diabetes: An Interdisciplinary Collaboration Examining the Significance of Illness Essays for Patients, Clinicians, and Researchers.” Role: conceptualize study, develop methodology, interpret and publish results.

Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Research Initiative Award for “The Genre Project: A Framework for Transfer Across the Disciplines” (with Jane Danielewicz). $8000 award funding project; details at http://genre.web.unc.edu.

Winner of Feminist Scholarship Award, Organization for Research on Women and Communication for  “Gender Copia: Feminist Rhetorical Perspectives on an Autistic Concept of Sex/Gender.” (Women’s Studies in Communication 35.1 (2012): 1-17.)

Institute for the Arts and Humanities Fellowship, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Fall 2012. Semester-long fellowship to support research on Neurorhetoric: Behind the Persuasive Power of Neuroscience. 

Kenan Endowment Award, Institute of the Arts and Humanities, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2008-2009.

Award from the Frank W. Klingberg Fund for the Enhancement of the College of Arts and Sciences, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2008-2009.

Fred A. And Gail M. Fearing Faculty Enrichment Fund In The Department Of English, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2008-2009.

Graduate Mentoring Award, Association of Graduate Students in English Study, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2008.

Institute for the Arts and Humanities Fellowship, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Fall 2007.

Spray-Randleigh Fellowship, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2006.

Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) James Berlin Memorial Outstanding Dissertation Award, 2006.

Ueltschi Service Learning Course Development Award, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2006-2009.

University Research Council Grant, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 2005-2007.

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Doctoral Fellowship, 2004-2005.

Kenneth Burke Prize, Pennsylvania State University, 2004. .

Edwin Erle Sparks Fellowship, Pennsylvania State University, 2002-2003.

Research and Graduate Studies Office (RGSO) Dissertation Grant, Pennsylvania State University, 2004-2005.

Wilma Ebbit Award, Pennsylvania State University, 2002.

Graduate Scholar, Pennsylvania State University, 2000-2006.