Honors

Faculty of the Year, 2012
Public Relations Student Society of America Utah Valley University Chapter

Wolverine Achievement Awards Finalist, Full-Time Faculty of the Year, 2012

Utah Valley University

Top Paper Panel, 2012

Media Studies Interest Group, Central States Communication Association

Agenda setting in the age of social media: The New York Times and Twitter.

Journal’s Top Downloaded Paper of 2011

Mass Communication and Society

Did Social Media Really Matter? College students’ use of online media and political decision making in the 2008 election.

Journal’s Second-Most Downloaded Paper of 2012

Mass Communication and Society

Did Social Media Really Matter? College students’ use of online media and political decision making in the 2008 election.

Wolverine Achievement Award Finalist, Organization of the Year, 2011

Utah Valley University

ePortfolio Contest Winner, Third Place, 2008

Center for Teaching & Learning Technology, Washington State University

Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Communication Studies, 2006

University of Miami

Graduate Student Association Award Recipient, 2006

University of Miami