• 2011. Inspiring Minds, Innovation in Education Award 
  • 2009. University of Northern Colorado Excellence in Academic Leadership Award 
  • 2006. BGSU Undergraduate Student Government’s Faculty Excellence Award 
  • 2001, 2004. Authors and Artist Honoree, The Friends of Libraries and Learning Resources 
  • 1997. National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship 
  • 1993-1995. NAFSA/Association of International Educators Scholarship 
  • 1991-1992. Institute for International Peace Studies International Scholarship 
  • 1991. “Znanie” National Society National Award for the Best Popular Book of the Year for the Beginner's Guide for Aspiring Robespierres 
  • 1987. The Institute For Educational Research, Moscow, Young Scholar of the Year Award