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