Awards & Recognition
Regis College Dean's Outstanding Service Award, 2012-13. Award presented by the Dean of Regis College for exemplary service to the College and University.
Faculty Member of the Year, 2011-2012. Award presented by the Student Body of Regis University for exemplary teaching.
Director, Integrative Teaching Institute, 2010-present. Co-authored $250K grant application to the Keck Foundation (CA) with Dean Paul Ewald. Awarded grant the summer of 2011 (following two pilot seminars, May 2010 and 2011) to conduct faculty development workshops for the next three summers, reaching half the Regis College faculty over the term of the grant. Each workshop produces 15+ new/revised integrative core courses which faculty develop across four themes: diversity, justice, environment, and search for meaning.
Chair, Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities Honors Conference, 2010-present. Represents consortium of Jesuit honors programs to national AJCU body; updates national web site, attends annual conferences, and serves on planning committee for Conference Chairs meeting (Jan 2013 & 2014, Chicago) and attends Chairs Meeting.
Ignatian Colleagues Program, 2009-2010: Graduate from inaugural cohort of the ICP, June 2010. Eighteen month intensive emersion in Jesuit spirituality, history, pedagogy and service.
Advisor/Moderator of the Year, 2008-2009. Award presented by the Student Body of Regis University for exemplary service as Honors Director.
Member, Regis University Graduate Scholarship Committee, fall 2006-present. Advises Provost‟s Office on graduate scholarship applications (such as Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, Fulbright, etc.); coordinates with representatives from all Regis colleges for scholarship interviews and institutional endorsement.
Co-Chair & Chair, Regis College Core and Curriculum Committee, fall 2009-2012. Chairs standing college committee charged with implementing revised Regis College Core (no duties during sabbatical year, 2010-11). Reviews core course proposals, faculty development funding grants, policy for all courses in the college core liberal arts program and all curriculum change proposals.
External Reviewer, University of Detroit-Mercy Honors Program, fall 2007. Reviewed self-study report and authored assessment report for provost.
External Reviewer, Loras College Honors Program, Jan 2007. Reviewed self-study report, conducted week-long campus visit, authored assessment report for provost.
Member, College Core and Curriculum Committee, fall 2006-2008, 2012-present. Serves as ex officio voting member of the committee, reviewing the college core liberal arts program and all curriculum change proposals.
Academic Unit Review (AUR) Coordinator & member of Academic Policy and Standards Council, Regis College, fall 2005-spring 2007. Coordinates all Academic Unit Reviews for Regis College with appropriate departments and programs. Consults with chairs and directors, schedules first and second readings, provides feedback to presenting departments, processes completed AURs for Dean, Provost, and APPC.
Member, Regis College Faculty Search Committees, fall 2005-present. Served on search committees for the Core Director, Assessment Director, Biology Department assistant professors (two searches), Philosophy Department assistant professors (two searches), Religious Studies Department assistant professors (two searches), Neuroscience assistant professor, Peace and Justice Department assistant professor, and Communications Department assistant professor and forensics coach.
External Tenure Reviewer, Kelly Younger, Loyola Marymount University, summer 2005. Served as external reviewer for Kelly Younger‟s tenure application to the English Department, LMU. Chosen because of my past experience as a department chair of an English Department, as well as for my expertise in directing honors programs and as a critic of the literature of conflict. Dr. Younger was granted tenure in May 2006.
Member, Regis College Faculty Advisor Group, spring 2005-present. Advises incoming freshmen and transfer students during May-June registration cycle for students matriculating the next fall. Advises all students enrolled in the honors program on honors program requirements, honors courses, scheduling, as well as provides more general advice on graduate or professional programs, graduate scholarships, internships, and professional development. Advises Regis College students enrolled in Army, Air Force, and Navy ROTC programs through a cross-town arrangement with the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Advisor, Regis Chapter of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS), spring 2005-present. Advises local chapter of this national honor society dedicated to fostering academic excellence, leadership, and service. Regis currently has just over 100 members. Mentors chapter leaders; attends chapter events and meetings when possible.
Member, Regis Advisory Boards and Committees, spring 2005-present. Served at various times as advisor on the Catholic Studies Advisory Committee, the Leadership Studies Advisory Committee, Peace and Justice Advisory Committee, and currently on the Board of Directors of the Regis Center for the Study of War Experience.
Chair, Accreditation Review Committee, US Naval Academy, spring 2002. At the invitation of the Dean, orchestrated mid-point review for the Naval Academy English Department, examining curriculum, personnel practices, pedagogy, programs, and institutional support. Authored final committee report. Coordinated the efforts of evaluators from Columbia and George Mason Universities.
Chair, Air Force Academy Sophomore Academic Review Committee, 2001-2002. Reviewed all academic deficiencies (over 100 each semester) and provided counseling and support to deficient students. When remediation failed, recommended disenrollment to the Academy Board.
Chair, Air Force Academy Admissions Panel, 2000-2002. Member, 1995-1998. Screened over 4,000 records each year for 1,200 appointments to the Academy. In this highly competitive process, the average high school GPA of the entering class was 3.9, with average SAT math scores of 670 and verbal scores of 640.
Air Force Academy Graduate Scholarships Committee, Humanities Division Representative, 1999-2002. Screened applicants for all graduate scholarships, including Rhodes, Marshall, Fulbright, and Truman scholarships, as well as fellowships at the Kennedy School of Government, the Draper Labs at MIT and Rice, and other top universities.
Air Force Academy Humanities Council Member, 1999-2002. Executive board for Humanities Division, overseeing curricular matters, budget negotiations, personnel actions, and academic promotions for four academic departments.
Air Force Academy International Programs Council, 1999-2000. Executive board managing all international students, international visits, and study opportunities abroad for the Dean of Faculty.
Air Force Academy Board of Directors, Faculty Forum, 1997-1998. Member, Faculty Forum, 1995-1997. Senior advisory body to Dean of Faculty, akin to a faculty senate at other institutions. Humanities Division representative (representing over 100 faculty).
Air Force Academy Graduate Scholarship Advisor, 1985-86, 1992-1998. Supervised application process for Truman and Kennedy School scholarships, oversaw the Rhodes essay writing process and interview preparation, and advised on a host of other scholarships.
Air Force Academy English Department Curriculum Committee, member and chair, 1992-2002.
Air Force Academy Executive Writing Program, 1992-2002. Over 50 presentations advocating clear, concise government writing to more than 8,000 DOD personnel.
Air Force Academy Forensics Judge for collegiate speech and debate tournaments, 1984-1986, 1992-1998, 1999-2002.