AWARDS, GRANTS & HONORS
Montgomery College-Smithsonian Faculty Fellowship CY 2021
Was selected into the 2021 cohort of faculty fellows to work on individual projects under the 2021 Fellowship theme “Facing the Complex, Multiple Challenges of the 21st Century”.
Annual Montgomery College Scholarship of Excellence in Teaching (SET): Program for Transforming Student Success 2018
Was selected into the first cohort of 12 faculty scholars to work on projects that considered different pedagogical methods to engage in the scholarship of teaching excellence, and then to implement an action plan and continue to engage in the scholarship of excellence in teaching.
“Many Voices, One College” Fellowship in the Global Humanities & Communications Spring 2018
Was selected into the first cohort of 6 faculty scholars who explored how global humanities can enhance disciplinary thinking and intercultural competencies can transform instruction.
Global Humanities Justice Fund Faculty Grant & Fellowship 2017-2018
Grant received to carry out an experiential learning project titled “Building Students’ Global Competencies and Intercultural Communication Skills in an Integrated Academic English Capstone Course.
Lilly-DC Conference Grant 2013, 2012, 2010
Awarded by the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) for attendance at the Lilly-DC Conferences.
2012-2013 CTE International Teaching Fellowship Mentor, UMCP AY 2012-2013
Mentored two Center of Teaching Excellence (CTE) International Teaching Fellows to help facilitate their development as University of Maryland teaching assistants and as future faculty.
College of Education Scholarship, Naomi P. Hentz Memorial Fund, UMCP AY 2011; AY 2012
Awarded to deserving graduate students at the College of Education at University of Maryland, College Park.
TESOL Professional Development Scholarship 2011
Awarded by TESOL to assist in the professional development of TESOL members.
Distinguished Teaching Assistant Recognition Award 2010
Awarded by the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE), the Dean for Undergraduate Studies, and the Dean of the Graduate School to outstanding graduate teaching assistants at the University of Maryland, College Park.
J. Michael O'Malley Action Research Grant 2009
Awarded by WATESOL to help practitioners conduct classroom-based research, improve teaching practices, and to promote self-reflection in teaching.
NNEST of the Month January 2009
Interview published in the Non-Native English Speakers in TESOL (NNEST) of the Month Blog.
Lilly-East Conference Grant 2009
Awarded by the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) for attendance at the Lilly-East Conference in Delaware.
TESOL Leadership Mentoring Program Award Mar. 2007 – Mar. 2008
Awarded by TESOL to exceptional individuals, who are subsequently mentored by an established scholar in the field. Mentor: Dr. Suresh Canagarajah
Department of Curriculum & Instruction Doctoral Recruitment Fellowship, UMCP CY 2006
Awarded to promising doctoral students.
Ish Chandra Memorial Prize, Hindu College, The University of Delhi 1999
Awarded for securing first position in the 1996-1999 batch at Hindu College.