Awards:

The Caribbean American Community Service Award”, Trinidad and Tobago Working Women’s Association (NY), May 2000

Education's Unsung Heroes Award, presented by Northern Life Ins. Co., April 1998

"Teacher -to -Teacher Networking Grant Award", presented by the Middle States Council for the Social Studies, March 1998

Samuel's Award for Excellence in Teaching, Fund for New York City Public Education, May 1990

Educator of the Year, Association of Teachers of New York, November 1990 Fellowships/Grants

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Fellowship

“The Political Philosophy of Hannah Arendt: The Problem of Evil and the Origins of Totalitarianism”, Bard College, July/August 2011

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Fellowship

“Engaging James Joyce”, Connecticut College, July/August 2006

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Fellowship

“The Canterbury Tales and Medieval Culture” at Yale University, July/August 2001

Looking Both Ways: Scholars Program, New York City Writing Project, CUNY, January-May 2001

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Fellowship

On "The Worlds of the Renaissance” at Columbia University, July-August 1998

"Teacher -to -Teacher Networking Grant Award", presented by the Middle States Council for the Social Studies, March 1998

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Fellowship

On "African Politics, Culture and Society in Film & Literature" at CUNY Graduate Center July/August 1995