Selected Recognition

2018                  Distinguished Teaching Award, College of Health and Behavioral Studies,
​                                James Madison University


2015                  Fellow, Association for Psychological Science


2014                  Distinguished Teacher Award, General Education Program,
​                                James Madison University

2013                  Transforming Education Through Neuroscience Award, Learning and the Brain & 
                                 International Mind, Brain and Education Society

2013                 Outstanding Teaching Award, Department of Psychology, James Madison University

2013                 Best Professor, Students of James Madison University

2012                 Robert S. Daniel Teaching Excellence Award, American Psychological Association
                                  Division 2 (Society for the Teaching of Psychology)

2012                 Outstanding Contributions to the Scholarship of Teaching Award, Department of
                                  Psychology, James Madison University

2012                 Featured in Princeton Review’s 300 Best Professors

2012-2014        Master Teacher Speaker, Society for the Teaching of Psychology

2011                 Outstanding General Education Teaching Award, Department of Psychology,
                                    James Madison University

2011                 Outstanding Professional Service Award, Department of Psychology
                                   James Madison University

2010                 Madison Research Fellow, James Madison University

2009                 Distinguished Service Award, International Mind, Brain, and Education Society

2007                 Outstanding Professor, Delta Zeta

2007                 Distinguished Faculty, National Society of Collegiate Scholars

​2004-05            Trustee Professor, University of Maine System

2000-01            Faculty Member of the Year, University of Maine at Farmington, 
                                   Retired from Eligibility

1998, 99           Faculty Member of the Year, University of Maine at Farmington
2000

Translating Psychological Science to

Useable Knowledge for Teaching and Learning


Selected Grants

2012-2015       A Comprehensive PhysTEC Site at James Madison University,  
                          Physics Teacher Education Coalition, Co-Principal Investigator                             $369,842

​2012-2014       Integrating Developmental Instruction in Sustainability Contexts into an  
                          Undergraduate Engineering Design Curriculum (NSF). Senior Researcher             $431,202

2011                Cengage Technology in Education Grant.  (with Krisztina Jakobsen)                         $10,000

2011                 Societyfor the Teaching of Psychology Partnership Grant: Graduate 
                            Teacher Training (with Robyn Konrad, UVA)                                                             $750

2010                 National Education Association Foundation: Institute for Innovation
                            in Teaching and Learning                                                                                    $12,000

2006-2007        Holtzbrink Pedagogical Research Grant.                                                                  $7,000

2006-2007        MHHE Pedagogical Research Grant: Use of Textbook-Based 
                             Pedagogical Aids (with Regan Gurung, UW-Green Bay)                                       $30,000

2001-2006          Grant# U01DE11886 NIDCR Renewal. Health Effects of  Dental 
                              Amalgam’s in Children (Co-Principal Investigator)                                        $7,398,998

2004                   Houghton-Mifflin Publishers: ProductDevelopment Grant                                    $10,000

1997-2001          Grant # U01DE11886 NIDCR. Health Effects of Dental Amalgam’s in 
                              Children (Co-Principal Investigator)                                                              $6,562,967