• 2017 – Outstanding Teaching Award, University of Georgia History Department
  • 2015-2016 – Fellow, Winterthur Museum, Gardens, and Library, Winterthur, DE
  • 2015-2016 – Exploratory Research Grant, Hagley Museum, Wilmington, DE
  • 2016-2017 – Dooley Award, University of Georgia History Department.
  • 2015-2016 –Graduate Research Award, Willson Center, University of Georgia
  • 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017 – Amanda and Greg Gregory Fellow, University of Georgia History Department
  • 2014 – Archie K. Davis Fellow, North Caroliniana Society
  • 2014 – Elected to the Georgia Tech Sports Hall of Fame (for football career, 1999-2002)
  • 2013-2014 – William Jennings Bryan Award, University of Georgia History Department, (voted on by faculty annually for best paper written by a graduate student)
  • 2010-2011, 2011-2012 – Earned tuition waver/scholarship from Western Carolina University History Department.
  • 2005 – Media Award, Hiwassee River Watershed Coalition
  • 2001-2003 – Dean’s list, Ivan Allen College, Georgia Tech
  • 2002 –Academic All-Atlantic Coast Conference Football Team