20th Biannual Blue Mountain Arts Poetry Contest. Blue Mountain Arts, 2012.
Adanna Love Poem Contest. Adanna Literary Journal, 2012.
The Sherwin W. Howard Award in Poetry. Weber Contemporary West, 2011.
Shortlist for the Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize. Waywiser Press, 2011.
The Jane Kenyon Award in Poetry. Water~Stone Review, 2009.
The John Woods Prize in Poetry. Western Michigan University, 2007.
Rose State College Lecture Series: The Myth of Infinite Progress. Guest Lecturer: “The American Transcendentalists and the Nature of Poetry.” Oklahoma City. (April 2014)
National Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association Conference. Panel: Film. “Oh my!: How Bull Durham Challenges Laura Mulvey’s Theory of the Male Gaze.” Boston. April 2012.
Lebanon Valley College. Guest Lecturer. Gender and Women Studies Film Series. “Glee.” 2011.
Lebanon Valley College. Guest Lecturer. Gender and Women Studies Film Series. Dreamworlds 3. 2010.
32nd Annual Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Association Conference. Panel: “But Now I’m Found: Critical Perspectives on Lost.” San Antonio. April 2011.
Black River Charter School. Guest Lecturer. Utopian Communities in American History and Literature: The Puritans and The Transcendentalists. Holland, MI. April 2010.
Western Michigan University. Guest Lecturer. Sexual Politics in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Birth-Mark and Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. November 2009.
The International Conference on Food Representation in Film, Art, and Literature. University of Texas—San Antonio. Introduction to Naomi Shihab Nye Capstone Reading “Kingdom on the Tongue: The Role of Food in the Poetry of Naomi Shihab Nye.” San Antonio, February 2008.
Black River Charter School. Guest Lecturer. Environmental Literature: An Introduction to Three Approaches. Holland, MI, March 2007.
Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies. Panel: Early Modern Emotion. “We are More Alike than Nought: The Great Sympathetic Nerve in the Literature of Sensibility and the Courtly Love Romance.” Chicago, February 2007.
Michigan College English Association. Michigan State University. Panel: Poetic Empathy. “There is a You in Universe: The Role of the Pronoun “You” in my Poetry. Lansing, October 2006.
Get Lit! Eastern Washington University Press. Panel: Independent Journals. Spokane, April 2004.
Pacific Northwest American Studies Association. Panel: Interiors of the Northwest. “The Lewis and Clark Expedition at Lolo Hot Springs.” Lincoln City, April 2003.
Eastern Washington University Research and Creative Works Symposium. Eastern Washington University. Panel Chair: Imagination and Wilderness. Spokane, April 2002.
Pacific Northwest American Studies Association. Panel: Literature and the Environment. “Emersonian Self Reliance in the Unabomber Manifesto.” Spokane, April 2002.