Honors, Grants, Awards, and Professional Development
National Science Foundation (2016). Perception and production in second language: the roles of voice variability and familiarity. Collaborative proposal with Prof. Ricardo Gutierrez-Osuna, Texas A & M and Evgeny Chukharev-Khudilaynen (Iowa State University)
National Science Foundation (2016). Developing golden speakers for second language pronunciation training. Collaborative proposal with Prof. Ricardo Gutierrez-Osuna, Texas A & M. $316,000.
Social Sciences Seed Grant, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. (2015). Development of comprehensibility and fluency in advanced nonnative speakers of English. $8,000.
Foreign Travel Grant for conference in Poland. December 2014, $696.
Faculty Professional Development Award (sabbatical), 2014-2015.
Big 12 Faculty Fellowship, to visit University of Texas at Austin, November 2014, $1500.
LAS Small Grants, 2012-2013, $1650.
Summer Teaching Director, Eng@ging Materials for Global English. US State Department Grant, $1.2 million (2011-2013).
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award. (2010)
CDOL Grant for developing ENGL 525 as an online class, May 2011. $9,000
LASCAC Grant for "The VVT Project: Supporting International Students with Computer-assisted Vocabulary Skills Training.â" November 2008. $16,460. With Jim Ranalli, PhD student.
Projects Grant, LAS Fall 2008. $1200. Database of nonnative speech.
Participant. Grant Writers' Seminar. 2008-2009. Iowa State University.
Participant - "Renewal of the Teaching Spirit: Rethinking Learning Environments." sponsored by the Iowa State Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, at Springbrook Conservation Education Center, September 23-25,2005.
Iowa Department of Education. 2005-2006. Enhancing Science Instruction for English Language Learners. $70,000. With Roberta Vann, Dan Douglas, Katherine Richardson-Bruna, Joanne Olson.