Presidential Teaching Professor, 2013-2015
This is the highest teaching honor bestowed by UMBC. The citation lists, in particular, my outreach activities.
I was awarded an Elkins Professorship for the academic year 2007-2008. First established in 1978, these professorships support professors "who demonstrate exemplary ability to inspire students and whose professional work and scholarly endeavors make a positive impact beyond the University System of Maryland." My award has been used to foster interest and learning in mathematics among K-12 students and the general public.
Guggenheim Fellowship Recipient, 2004 (Fiction)
Awards for Novels
I have won several prizes for my novels. These may be found on my author website.