For Writing and Editing

  • 58 Individual Awards for excellence in writing and editing
    Minnesota Magazine & Publications Association Awards, 1995 – 2004
  • Award for Feature Writing in Minnesota Monthly magazine
    Minnesota Magazine & Publications Association Gold Award, 1991
  • Critical Awards for scriptwriting children’s video, Nutcracker: The Untold Story
    Film Advisory Board Award of Excellence, 1999
    Parent’s Choice Gold Award, 1998
    National Parenting Publications (NAPPA) Gold Award, 1998
    The Dove Foundation Family Approved Seal, 1998
    Parenting Magazine‘s Video Magic Award, 1998
    Child magazine’s Top Videos of the Year, 1998
    Crayola Kids Holiday Videos, 1998
    Sesame Street Parents Best Videos, 1998
    Kid’s First! Coalition for Quality Children’s Media Award 1997

For Academic Work

  • Selected as Kopenhaver Center Fellow at the 2014 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) convention in Montreal
  • Awarded Grant from the Diederich College Initiative for the Study of Communication, Values, Ethics, and Social Justice, Marquette University, 2014
  • Way Klinger Teaching Advancement Award 2014-2015
  • Teaching Excellence Award, Diederich College of Communication, 2012
  • Fellowship, Gender Resource Center Summer Faculty Fellowship, Marquette University, 2012
  • Kenneth Harwood Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Broadcast Education Association, 2012