Awards and Service

In addition to the time I spend attending City meetings and making their summaries and audio available to the Charlestown community at my personal blog talkingpoli.com, I am an advocate for our community outreach programs.

Below are some additional awards and service initiatives I’ve participated in over the years:

Academic Awards

  • 2018-2019 – University of Louisville
    • Nominated for a Faculty Favorite award
  • 2015-2018 – University of Louisville
    • Celeste M. Nichols Research Grant
    • Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice, Research Paper Graduate Award
    • Carolyn Krause Maddox prize for top graduate paper in Women and Gender Studies
  • 2015 – Indiana University Southeast
    • Nominated for Distinguished Teaching Award for Part-Time Faculty
  • 2006-2012 – University of Alabama
    • Nominated for Last Lecture Teaching Award
    • Outstanding Teaching award for Masters Degree candidates
    • Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society
    • Lambda Pi Eta Communications Honor Society
    • Golden Key Academic Honor Society
    • Kappa Delta Epsilon Honorary Educational Fraternity
  • 2004 – Jefferson State Community College, Alabama
    • Phi Theta Kappa Academic Honor Society
    • Outstanding Speech Team Member

Community and Civic Engagement

  • 2015-Present – Advisor/Independent Consultant to Speech Team, Mississippi State University
  • 2013 – Mentor, after-school elementary program, for Blue House Ministries, Tuscaloosa, AL
  • 2011-2012 – Mentor, Tuscaloosa Alabama One Place Fourth and Fifth Grade After School Initiative
  • 2010 – Advisor/Coach, Central High School Debate Club, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • 2009 – Coordinator, SpeakUp Tuscaloosa, Hillcrest Middle School
  • 2009 – Coach, Mars Hill Bible School Speech and Debate Team Summer Institute, Florence, Alabama
  • 2009 – Advisor/Coach, Northridge High School Debate Club, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • 2005-2007 – Coach, Mars Hill Bible School Speech and Debate Team, Florence, Alabama
  • 2005-2006 – Volunteer, Focus First/Impact Alabama High School success program, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • 2004-2007 – Tutor, Undergraduate Speech and English, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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