Honors and Awards

  • Memphis State University, Distinguished Teaching Award, 1980.

  • Tennessee Academy of Science, Fellow, 1983

  • Tennessee Academy of Science, Distinguished Service Award, 1985.

  • Memphis State University, Honors Teacher of the Year, 1991.

  • West Tennessee Science Teachers, Science Olympics Outstanding Service Award, 1993.

  • Memphis Organization of Science Teachers, Dedicated Service Award, 1995.

  • Named "Outstanding Tennessean" by Tennessee Governor Donald Sundquist, 1997.

  • Tennessee Science Teachers Association, Tennessee Science Educator of the Year for 1998-99 (Higher Education Division), 1998.

  • Elected to Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society, March, 2000

  • City of Memphis School System Vision Award, 1999-2000.

  • Thomas W. Briggs Foundation, Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, May, 2001.

  • The College of Arts of Sciences W. Russell Smith Award, Excellence in Teaching, 2003.

  • The Southeastern Section of The American Physical Society George W. Peagram Award, For Contributions to the Teaching of Physics, 2007.

  • The University of Memphis, Distinguished Teaching Award, 2008.