2014 Honorable Mention, IndieFab Book Awards (given to books published by independent publishers), Adult Nonfiction Education Category, for Reaching and Teaching Students in Poverty: Strategies for Erasing the Opportunity Gap

2013 Teaching Excellence Award, Center for Teaching and Faculty Excellence, George Mason University (top university-wide teaching award at George Mason University)

2013 Honorary Membership, Golden Key Honour Society, George Mason University (nominated by student leaders)

2011 Faculty Vision Award, Office of Diversity Programs and Services, George Mason University

2010 CHSS Faculty Research and Development Award ($5,000)

2008 Multicultural Media Award, National Association for Multicultural Education (for EdChange)

2008 Best Educational Resource Award, Education Reporting, Inc. (for EdChange)

Commended Winner, Margaret Reid Poetry Contest (national contest, 3,000+ entries), 2007

2006 U.S. State Department U.S. Speaker and Specialists Grant, Multiculturalism Specialization (to India)

2006 Fulbright Senior Specialist Fellow, Multicultural Education Specialization (to Universidad del Norte, Colombia)

2003 Outstanding Service to Digital Equity Award, Society for Instructional Technology and Teacher Education

2002 John W. King Achievement Award, President's Commission on Disabilities, University of Maryland

2001 Multicultural Media Award, National Association for Multicultural Education

Alpha Kappa Delta, University of Virginia

Omicron Delta Kappa, University of Virginia

Educational Excellence Award, AmericanUniversity.net (for the Multicultural Pavilion)

1997 Best of the Net Award, The Mining Company (for the Multicultural Pavilion)

Top Ten Web Design Award, Paulie.com (for the Multicultural Pavilion)

Encore Digital Dozen (for the Multicultural Pavilion)

Academic Excellence Award, Study Web (for the Multicultural Pavilion)

Internet Guide Award, Britannica (for the Multicultural Pavilion)

Letter of Commendation, University of Virginia Housing Division, 1997