Awards & Honors

External Awards, Grants, & Subsidies

Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) Subsidy (2018).  Awarded a HACU subsidy to facilitate student travel, lodging, and attendance at the Houston LSAC Forum on Nov. 10, 2018.

Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) Subsidy (2017). Awarded a HACU subsidy to facilitate student travel, lodging, and attendance at the Houston LSAC Forum on Oct. 28, 2018.

Northeastern Political Science Association and Lanahan Publishing Best Graduate Student Paper Award (2015).  Awarded for “Speaking in Tongues? Understanding the Roberts Court Record on Freedom of Speech.” Presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Political Science Association, Boston, MA. $350 research grant.

Institute for Constitutional History at George Washington University Law School and the New York Historical Society (2014).  $375 travel grant (Stanford University, 2014).

Internal Awards, Grants, & Subsidies

University of the Incarnate Word Faculty Development Award (2018).  Awarded $1200 to present research at the 2018 meeting of the Southwestern Social Science Association (Oct. 10-13; Orlando, FL).

All-University Dissertation Award of Syracuse University (2017). 

Syracuse University Graduate Student Organization Travel Grant Award (2016). 

Peter and Sharon Murphy Kissel Award (2016, 2013).  $2000 and $1500 scholarships for the study of civil liberties, with the goal of advancing “public understanding of civil rights and liberties through academic study and knowledge, student learning, and public discourse.”

Ketcham Award (2015). $4500 competitive, annual award to student whose research contributes to “open and just public life.”

Andersen Award (2015).  Competitive, annual award to sponsor students attending the Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research.

Syracuse University Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award (2014).  Awarded to top 4% of teaching assistants at Syracuse University.

Summer Research Award (2012, 2013). Political Science Department, Syracuse University.

Conference Travel Grant (2012, 2014). Political Science Department, Syracuse University.

College Scholar (2011). University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.

Robert J. Hunter Award (2011). Awarded annually to one University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown student within the Social Sciences Division for potential to excel in graduate studies, and evidence of a commitment to community service and citizenship ideals more broadly.