Awards and Service


Honors and Awards

  • UMD Graduate School Research & Scholarship Award (RASA), Spring 2012
  • Graduate English Organization Service Award,2009
  • Invited speaker & contributor: The Public Intellectual, Oxford University, U.K.2000 (with Edward Said, Jacqueline Rose, and Bruce Robbins)
  •  Delivered  Brown Distinguished Lecture, Endowed to Honor Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching, Carnegie Mellon University,  1999.
  • Sr. Fulbright Fellow, Walt Whitman Chair of American Literature & Culture, U. of Groningen, the Netherlands 2001.


  • I-Series Faculty Board, 2012-
  • I-series Faculty Board, 2011-
  • Chair, Search committee Contemp. Am. Lit. 2011-12
  • Numerous presentations coordinated with GEO to promote writing & careers of graduate students
  • Chair, Tenure & Promotion Committee 2008

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