Selected Honors

Lilly Teaching Conference Travel Fellowship AwardVillanova University, 2017

 One of four first-year faculty members selected to attend the Lilly Conference for Evidence-Based College and University        Teaching and Learning. This three-day conference contained a variety of sessions including keynote addresses, concurrent        sessions, and roundtable discussions focused on evidence-based effective teaching strategies across disciplines.

Distinguished Teaching Fellowship, University of Virginia, 2014-2015

Each year, several Distinguished Teaching Fellowships are awarded by the Psychology Department Undergraduate Committee and the Director of Graduate Studies for advanced graduate students to teach their own 4000-level seminar course. 

National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowship, University of Virginia, 2011-2014

The National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity.  The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions (from 

 Presidential Fellowship, University of Virginia, 2010-2014

The U.Va. Presidential Fellowship is a university-wide fellowship awarded to the most accomplished graduate student candidates in each academic department. 

 National Psi Chi Research Award, APS Conference [San Francisco], 2009

The Society Convention research awards honor the best research undergraduate and graduate research submitted at the APA and APS national conventions (from

 Presidential Scholarship, Elizabethtown College, 2005-2009

The Elizabethtown College Presidential Scholarship is the highest merit-based scholarship awarded to students on the basis of their high school academic achievements and test scores (from