English, Communication Studies
- One of featured honorees in the book African American Pioneers in Communication
- 2002: Honored with an award from the KU Center for Teaching Excellence
- Recipient of a national teaching award from Teachers on Teaching Series of the National Communication Association
- Mentor for women through University Scholars Program and McNair Program
- 1999: received Steeples Service to Kansas Award for taking her research to groups outside of the academic community.