Fellowships and Awards

2020 (Fall) 50-in-5 Scholar Award, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, University of Houston

2020 (Fall) Wong Student Engagement Award, Honors College, University of Houston

2020 (Summer) National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend Award

2019 (Spring) Nationally Competitive Scholarship Mentor Award, Office of Undergraduate Research, University of Houston

2018 (Fall) Ted L. Estess Faculty Award for excellence in teaching, mentorship and service to the Honors College

2018 (Spring) Center for Hellenic Studies Residential Fellowship


Awards Night 2017, with my wife Dawn and my younger son, Felipe (14!)

2017  University of Houston Provost Teaching Excellence Program:  Career Award.

2013  University of Houston Provost Teaching Excellence Program: Teaching Excellence Award, Tenured Faculty Level.

2012  Scholar in Residence Fellowship, University of Texas Medical Branch, Institute for the Medical Humanities (July-December).

2002  NEH Summer Seminar Director, “Freud and the Compulsion for Antiquity,” SUNY Potsdam, June.

2000  University of Houston, College of Humanities, Fine Arts & Communication: Distinguished Teacher Award.

1999  University of Houston, Department of Modern & Classical Languages: Teaching Excellence Award.

1986  Mellon Fellow in the Humanities, Cohort 1986