- PhD, University of Wisconsin
- Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Pittsburgh
- Chancellor's Distinguished Research Award, University of Pittsburgh
- Provost's Award for Excellence in Mentoring, University of Pittsburgh
- YWCA-Pittsburgh Racial Justice Award
2006 How Local Social Movement Groups Handle a Presidential Election\ (coauthored with Ashley Currier). Qualitative Sociology 29(3): 261-280.,2006,,,109 Publication 1084,2005 Character-Building: The Dynamics of Emerging Social Movement Groups
2006 Can We Learn from Racists? Mobilization: An International Journal (December), pp. 479-82.