Honors and awards:
Loyola Research Leave, 2006-2007, 2001-2002, 1995-96
Loyola Faculty Development Stipend, Summer 1992, Summer 2008
Sabbatical, Mundelein College, 1989-90
Loyola University Dissertation Fellowship, 1977-78
Edmund J. James Scholar, University of Illinois
Phi Kappa Phi, National Honor Society
Alpha Sigma Nu, National Jesuit Honor Society
Margaret Atwood Society, Toni Morrison Society, MLA, MMLA
Reviewed various book manuscripts for State University of New York Press, University of Massachusetts Press and Palgrave-Macmillan; reviewed essays for PMLA, Studies in the Novel, Modern Fiction Studies, Mosaic, Ariel, MELUS, Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, Essays on Canadian Writing, and NWSA Journal (National Women’s Studies Association).
Biographical sketch and interview included in Contemporary Authors: New Revision Series (vol. 123, 2003, pp. 76-78)
Biographical sketch included in Who’s Who of American Women (25th Silver Anniversary Edition. 2006-2007)
Biographical sketch included in Who’s Who in American Education (7th Edition.
Biographical sketch included in Who’s Who in America (60th edition, 2006, 58th edition, 2004, 57th edition, 2003, 56th edition, 2002, 55th edition, 2001, 54th edition, 2000)
Biographical sketch included in Who’s Who in the Midwest (26th edition, 1997-98, 25th edition, 1996-97)
Biographical sketch and interview included in Contemporary Authors (vol. 151, 1996)