University Professorship in Undergraduate Teaching Excellence, Texas A&M University, 2018-2021.

Outstanding Undergraduate Science Teacher Award (OUSTA), from the Society for College Science Teachers.

American Chemical Society Fellow, awarded for contributions to science and service to the organization in August 2015.

American Chemical Society Award for Achievement in Research for the Teaching and Learning of Chemistry, awarded in March 2015

Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching. The Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University, 2014.

Awardee for Student-Led Award for Teaching Excellence (SLATE), Texas A & M University, Fall 2009

College Board Advanced Placement® Best Practices Course, 2006. My course identified as an example of best practices in a national study of 166 courses conducted by the Center of Educational Policy Research on behalf of the College Board.

Distinguished Achievement College-Level Award in Teaching, College of Science. The Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University, 2003.

Fish Camp Namesake, Freshman Orientation Camp, Texas A&M University, 2001.

Member, Texas A & M Reagents’ Initiative, Academy for Educator Development, (2000 induction).

Outstanding Dissertation Award, University of Oklahoma, 1992-93.

Finalist for the Dissertation Award, the National Association for Research in Science Teaching; one of three finalists nationwide, 1991-1992.

Graduate Teaching Assistant Excellence Award, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, 1992.

Outstanding Presenter in Social Sciences & Education, Graduate Student Recognition Day, University of Oklahoma, 1990. Poster presented research on students' conceptions of selected chemistry topics.

Teacher of the Year, Washington High School, Washington, Oklahoma, 1978.

Cum Laude Graduate; Central State University; Edmond, Oklahoma, 1974.

Physics Beginning Achievement Award; Central State University; Edmond, Oklahoma, 1974.



American Chemical Society (ACS) Chemical Education Division Member

National Association For Research in Science Teaching (NARST)

National Science Teacher Association (NSTA)

Phi Delta Kappa (education)

Pi Mu Epsilon (honorary mathematics)

Alpha Chi (general scholarship)