

Nominated by LSU to be a Rising Star of
Academia, given by the Chronicles of Higher Education.

LEQSFENH grant, Overcoming Louisiana's
Mathematics Gap: From Algebra to Calculus, $229,946
(20052006).

NSF Grant DMS0506737, Conference in Honor of Ronald
Fintushel, $15,000, (20052006).

NSF Grant DMS0507857, Transfer of Grant
DMS0406021 to LSU, $57,163, (20042007).

NSF Grant DMS0406021, The Topology of
Smooth 4manifolds, with Applications to the Topology of
Symplectic 4Manifolds, $75,207, (2004).

Research fellowship, Institute for Pure and
Applied Mathematics (Spring Program), (2003).

Research consultant, Michigan State
University, $5000 (2001).

Research fellowship, Park City Mathematics
Institute, IAS, (2001).

Dissertation completion fellowship, College of
Natural Sciences, Michigan State University, (2001).

Graduate student teaching award, Michigan
State University, (1998).

Research grant, Steelcase Corporation,
$10,000, (1996).

Special distinction for outstanding thesis,
Kettering University, (1993).

Sigma Alpha Chi Honorary Management Society,
(1992).

 