Major Faculty Research Awards, 2007-present
Western States Communication Association Distinguished Scholar Award, 2011
National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) PASS (Prevention for a Safer Society) Award, 2010
Organization for Research on Women and Communication Feminist Scholar Award, 2010
- National Communication Association's Karl R. Wallace Memorial Research Award, 2010
- Organization for Women and Communication Feminist Scholar of the Year Award, 2010
- University of Colorado Thomas Jefferson Award, 2010
- College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Research Excellence Award, 2010
- Northwestern Communication Association’s Human Rights Award, 2008
Selected Major Faculty Federal and State Grants, 2007-present
U.S. National Cancer Institute, "Sun Safe Workplaces: A Campaign on Sun Protection Policies for Outdoor Workers," 2009-13.
U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency, "Regional Catastrophic Prearedness Program Warning System Integration Research Project," 2009-10.
Law School Admissions Council, "Developing an Assessment of First-Year Law Students' Critical Case Reading and Reasoning Ability," with Prof. Dorothy Evenson, 2007-present.
Center for Hazards Research and Statistical Applications, University of Colorado at Boulder (FEMA/NSF funding), "Quick Response Research: Investigating Emergency Response Communication during a Mass-Casualty Incident on the Boulder Campus," 2009.
Center for Hazards Research and Statistical Applications, University of Colorado at Boulder (FEMA/NSF funding), "Quick Response Research: An Exploratory Study of Citizen Responses to Alleged Incidents Involving Bioterrorism," 2008-9.
State of Colorado Cardiovascular, Cancer, and Pulmonary Disease Prevention Program, "Sun Safe Colorado for Preschools and Child Care Centers," 2008-9.
State of Colorado Cardiovascular, Cancer, and Pulmonary Disease Prevention Program, "A Comprehensive Skin Cancer Prevention Program," 2006-9.
U.S. National Cancer Institute, "Disseminating Go Sun Smart to Recreation Industry," 2006-9.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security through the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism, "Textual Analyses of Media Coverage of Terrorism," 2004-9.