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AWARDS AND HONORS:

 

             

                  Radford University Foundation Award for Excellence in

                  Teaching, May 1986

 

                 Radford University nominee for Commonwealth of Virginia

                  Council of Higher Education Outstanding Faculty Awards

                  Program, 1987, 1988, 1992, 2001

 

                 Virginia Social Science Scholar in Anthropology Award,

                  1988

 

                 College of Arts and Sciences Award for Distinguished

                  Teaching, 1993-1994

 

                Omicron Delta Kappa Honorary, initiated 4/19/98

 

Author of the Month, Radford University Bookstore, October 1998

 

Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 2000 (nominated ~4 times)

 

Guest Lecturer, University of Tennessee Anthropology Department Visiting Lecturer Series, September 26-27, 2000

 

Keynote speaker, Small Membership Congregations Conference, November 20, 2000.

 

State Council of Higher Education for Virginia Distinguished Faculty Achievement Certificate, 2001

 

Featured in Radford University 2001-2002 Annual Report, one of three faculty members from the College of Arts & Sciences featured

 

Radford University Programming Excellence Award 2003-2004 to the Appalachian Events Committee, April 2004 (Faculty Advisor)

 

Alpha Lambda Delta, Freshman Honorary, inducted Spring 2004 (members vote for one or two professors to honor each year

 

President, Appalachian Studies Association, 2004-2005.

 

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