Awards & Grants

2016 ICA Early Career Research Award

International Communication Association,
Sports Communication Interest Group

AEJMC Emerging Scholar 2015/2016

Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication
Project Title: “Motivating News Engagement: How Social Cues Affect Learning from News”. Awarded: $2,500

Best Paper Awards

2016: International Communication Association, Sports Communication Interest Group. Best conference paper, open competition.

2013: Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication, Graduate Student Interest Group. 5th Place “Best Research Paper”.

External Funding

2013 – 2014: Online safety for the ages: Generational differences in motivations to use security protections in an online banking context, CNS-193247145. PI: Dr. Robert LaRose, Michigan State University. Role: Funded Research Assistant. Budget: $499,475

2011 – 2012: Socio-technical design of crowdfunding websites. National Science Foundation, CCF-1101266, PI: Dr. Rick Wash, Michigan State University. Role: Funded Research Assistant. Budget: $399,511.

Internal Funding

2015: Dean’s Creative Activity & Research Award; University of Miami, School of Communication. Awarded: $5,000

2014: Communication Arts & Sciences Research Excellence Fellowship, Michigan State University. Awarded: $4,500

2014: Karen Klomparens Graduate School Research and Travel Fellowship. Michigan State University. Awarded: $1,600

2011: Nancy Seidman Dempsey Memorial Scholarship. Department of Media and Information. Michigan State University. Awarded: $3,000

2013: Thomas F. Baldwin Endowed Fellowship. Department of Media & Information. Michigan State University. Awarded: $4,000