Honors and Awards

2012

Led CNM to be ranked as the Third Best Communications and Media Program in the World by the QS World University Rankings by Subject (July).

Recognized for Exceptional Service as Head of Department, CNM Annual Homecoming Celebration.

2011

Wellness Ambassador Award for supporting mental wellness by facilitating meditation classes and wellness workshops which helped over 1,000 students and staff over 2.5 years, National University of Singapore.

2010

Inducted in the NUS Teaching Hall of Fame for winning the University Level Excellent Teaching Award three consecutive years (did not  qualify for teaching awards for four years).

2009

Excellent Teacher Award, University Level, National University of Singapore.

2008

Excellent Teacher Award, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. 
 
Excellent Teacher Award, University Level, National University of Singapore.
 

2007

Second Place, Broadcast Education Association, International Division. 
 
Excellent Teacher Award, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore.

2006

Excellent Teacher Award, University Level, National University of Singapore.

2005

Excellent Teacher Award, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore.

2004

Second Place, Debut Category, Broadcast Education Association, International Division.

2003

Excellent Teacher Award, University Level, National University of Singapore.

2002

Excellent Teacher Award, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore.

2001

Fulbright Fellowship to conduct research in Chile.

2000

Cash Award for Research Productivity and Teaching Excellence, University of Florida.

1998

Cash Award for Research Productivity and Teaching Excellence, University of Florida.

1997

Hispanic-Latino Student Council Award of Excellence, University of Florida.

1996

Teaching Incentive Program (TIP) Award, College of Journalism and Communications, University of Florida (This is an award for excellence in teaching). 
 
Faculty Service Award, College of Journalism and Communications, University of Florida.

1995

Teacher of the Year Award, College of Journalism and Communications, University of Florida. 
 
Second Place, Open Competition, Broadcast Education Association, History Division.

1994

Best Faculty Paper, History Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Southeast Colloquium.

1993

Award for Outstanding Mentorship, Multicultural Recognition Program, University of Florida Office of Student Affairs.
 
First Place, Open Competition, Broadcast Education Association Law and Policy Division.

1992

First Place, Open Competition, Broadcast Education Association Law and Policy Division.

1991

First Place, Open Competition, Broadcast Education Association Law and Policy Division.

1990

Golden Image Award, Florida Public Relations Association, Video

1989

Judges Award, Florida Public Relations Association Golden Image, Video. 
 
Golden Image Award of Distinction, Florida Public Relations Association, Video