Recipient of AILACTE Scholar Award, Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges of Teacher Education (2008). Selected to serve on the Content Advisory Committee for the newly developed reading
portion of the Elementary Education Exam for the Washington Educator Skills Tests-Endorsements
Co-author of "Pre-service teachers engage in family literacy" in Affective Reading Education Journal (2006); co-author of "Inquiry, Insight and Civic Engagement: Re-visioning the community-based service learning project in pre-service literacy methods courses" in The Journal for Civic Commitment (2006); author of "The Empowering Aspects of Silence: A Study of Friday in Robinson Crusoe and Foe" in Strangers in Paradise: Voices in Exile, a collection of conference essays (1995).
Presentations include: co-presented "Can We Fix It? Dispositional Issues in Teacher Education Programs," at the Association for Independent Liberal Arts Colleges of Teacher Education, San Diego (2011); "Phonemic Awareness instruction with deaf preschoolers with cochlear implants," at the AILACTE Annual Conference, Chicago (2009); "What teachers know about phonemic awareness" at the Northwest Association of Teacher Educators Annual Conference, Seattle, Wash. (2007); co-presented "Engaging adolescents in reading comprehension through extended literacy projects" at the Middle School Special Interest Group of the International Reading Association Annual Conference, Toronto (2007).
Member of the Professors Advisory Board for Scholastic Books (2010-2011); membership chair of Spokane Area Council of the International Reading Association; chair and treasurer of the Whitworth Writing Rally; member of Success by Six Advisory Board; editorial review board member of the Association for Independent Liberal Arts Colleges of Teacher Education Journal.