It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them. —Mark Twain

HONORS/AWARDS

International ABERJE Award at the International Public Relations Research Conference (2020)

Second-place Award Faculty Paper, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication – CTEC Division (2019) 

Top Four Faculty Paper Award, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication – ComSHER Division (2019) 

Page and Johnson Legacy Scholar (2019-2020) 

Emerging Scholar Award, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (2019) 

Building Interdisciplinary Bridges in Women’s Health Research Award by the Virginia Commonwealth University Institute for Women’s Health (2018) ($1,000)

Page and Johnson Legacy Scholar (2017-2018) 

International ABERJE Award at the International Public Relations Research Conference (2017)

VCU School of Medicine, Dpt of Health Behavior and Policy, 2016-2017 Travel Grant ($1,000)

International ABERJE Award at the International Public Relations Research Conference (2016)

VCU School of Medicine, Dpt of Health Behavior and Policy, 2015-2016 Travel Grant ($1,000)

Award in Best Practices in Teaching Competition (first place) of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication for “Global Health and Social Media” open online course (2015)

Community Engagement Award for Teaching for “Global Health and Social Media” open online course, Division of Community Engagement, Virginia Commonwealth University (2015)

Top Four Papers Award, Health Communication Division, International Communication Association (ICA) Conference (2015)

Top Three Papers of Practical Significance Award of the Institute for Public Relations at the International Public Relations Research Conference (2015)

Lori Eason Award for Graduate Student Research, ComSHER Division, AEJMC, August 2014

Top Three Papers of Practical Significance Award of the Institute for Public Relations at the International Public Relations Research Conference (2014)

VCU School of Medicine, Dpt of Health Behavior and Policy, 2014-2015 Travel Grant ($1,000)

Top Three Student Paper Award, CTEC Division, AEJMC, August 2013

Henry D. Paley Award for Academic Excellence, George Washington University, May 2013

Theresa Pollak Award for Excellence in the Arts, Richmond Magazine, October 2010