Recipient, Distinguished Educator Award, University of Richmond, August 2015. The Distinguished Educator Awards have been honoring excellence in teaching at the University of Richmond since 1975. The Cabell Foundation awarded a grant to the University for the promotion and retention of outstanding faculty and promote excellence in teaching.
Omicron Delta Kappa Award, University of Richmond, March 2013, for outstanding service to students in and out of the classroom.
Professional Achievement Award for a Woman of Color, presented by the Women’s Caucus of the American Political Science Association at the 2009 Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada.
Recipient, Lifetime Membership in the WILL Program (Women Involved in Living and Learning), for contributions to the scholarship and development of the Westhampton College Women. University of Richmond, May 2007.
Best Paper on Blacks and Politics, 2007, Western Political Science Association, for Intersectionality, Leadership, and the Environmental Justice Movement, presented at the Annual Meeting of the WPSA in Las Vegas, Nevada.