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2019    Peter Raven Award, American Society of Plant Taxonomists. Presented annually to a plant systematist who has made exceptional outreach efforts to non-scientists. It is considered the Society’s most prestigious recognition of achievement in international science communication.

2018    Charles Edwin Bessey Teaching Award, Botanical Society of America. Recognizes outstanding contributions made to botanical instruction and celebrates individuals whose work has improved the quality of botanical education at a regional, national, or international level. The Bessey Award is the highest honor for Teaching and Educational Outreach given by the Botanical Society of America]

2017    Nominee from Rutgers University for USDA Teaching Award in Agriculture, Northeastern Region, United States Dept of Agriculture.

2016    Warren I. Susman Award for Excellence in Teaching, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. Highest education award at Rutgers University. Motivation: In recognition of her creative approaches to biodiversity education, her deep commitment to active learning, and her ability to engage students in looking at and caring about nature in new and lasting ways.

2015    Innovation in Plant Systematics Education Prize, American Society for Plant Taxonomists.

2015    Excellence in Teaching, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.

2010    Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award from the Graduate School of New Brunswick, Rutgers.

2009    Professor of the Year, selected by the Graduate Students in Plant Biology, Rutgers.

2007    Abraham Weisblat Award for Across the Board Excellence in Teaching, Research, and Outreach, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences & New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, Rutgers.