Awards and Funding

Research Grants

  • 2017 Universtiy of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Faculty Development Program “Describing the Dinosaur Apatosaurus” In Review.
  • 2016 University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Small Grants Program $750.00 US
  • 2016 University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Faculty Development Program “Developing a Paleontology Field Course” $8,000.00 US
  • 2015 University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Off-Campus Project “Petrel Software Training” $1,350.00 US
  • 2015 University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Faculty Development Program “Using 3D Models in Geoscience Education” $4,100.00 US
  • 2014 University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Faculty Development Program “3D Modelling of a Dinosaur Bonebed” $5,000.00 US
  • 2014 University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Small Grants Program $750.00 US
  • 2013 University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Faculty Development Program “Correlating Behaviors in Living Mammals and Dinosaurs” $7,450.00 US
  • 2013 University of Wisconsin External Grants Expansion Team “Microbes and Fossilization” $7,630.00 US
  • 2013 University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Small Grants Program $750.00 US
  • 2012 University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Faculty Development Program “Injury and Behavior in Horned Dinosaurs” $5,700.00 US
  • 2011 Dinosaur Research Institute $2,200.00 CAN
  • 2009 American Society of Microbiology $500.00 US
  • 2007-10 Northern Illinois University Goldich Fund $3,100.00 US

Fellowships

  • 2009 Dissertation Completion Fellowship “Experimental taphonomy of macrovertebrate and microvertebrate fossils from the Hell Creek Formation (Latest Maastrichtian) of southeastern Montana” Northern Illinois University $8,000.00 US

Scholarships

  • 2003 Southern Illinois University Bill D. Allen Geology Memorial Scholarship $250.00 US
  • 2001-02 Southern Illinois University Stan & Jane Harris Geology Scholarship $500.00 US

Awards and Honors

  • 2009 Dissertation Completion Fellowship Northern Illinois University
  • 2008 Outstanding Achievement in Graduate Teaching Northern Illinois University
  • 2004 Dean’s List Southern Illinois University
  • 2004 Senior of the Year Southern Illinois University