Honors and Awards
- 2013 – Alumni Outstanding Teacher Award, University of Tennessee Alumni Association
- 2012-2013 - Fellow - Southeastern Conference Academic Consortium, Academic Leadership Development Program
- 2010 – Elmer Marth Educator Award, International Association for Food Protection.
- 2006 - North American Colleges and Teachers in Agriculture (NACTA) Teaching Award of Merit
- 2006 - W.S. Overton Faculty Merit Award, University of Tennessee, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources