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
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