My scholarly profile and body of research has been both nationally and internationally recognized. In 2018, I was named a Concha Delgado Gaitan Presidential Fellow by the Council on Anthropology and Education (CAE), a section of the American Anthropological Association. The fellowship recognizes junior scholars who show promise in solving educational problems by forwarding anthropological perspectives. More recently, I was honored with the 2020 Divergent Award for Excellence in 21st Century Literacies Research. Honoring my contributions to the study of 21st Century Literacies, this award recognized my theoretical and methodological advances in studying literacy and technology.
My dedication to the field, however, far extends beyond research and teaching. I also understand the importance of active service to the university, to the community, and to the profession. Outside of broader university and department commitments, I hold a number of organizational leadership roles. Currently, I am a Division K (Teacher Education) section co-chair serving the American Educational Research Association. I am also a senior area chair (Area 10: Literacy, Media, and Technology) for the Literacy Research Association and serve on the nominating committee for ELATE, a branch of the National Council of Teachers of English. I also serve as a reviewer and editorial board member for several of the leading journals in literacy, technology, and educational research. These experiences exemplify my longstanding commitments to professional service. For more information, please see my vitae.