2015: University of Richmond PETE Course Transformation Grant: Stipend for revising an undergraduate general education course, “America’s Music and Media” into a survey of how technological media innovations from the late-19th century through the early-21st facilitated the creation and distribution of diverse American musical forms.
2015: University of Richmond Summer Fellowship Award: Stipend for travel to research at the Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles for Branding Pop: Music, MTV and Pepsi’s ‘New Generation’ of Advertising
2012: Dean's Discretionary Fund: UCLA Humanities: Travel allowance for conference travel, research, and professional development.
2011-2012: Dissertation Year Fellowship: Graduate Division: University-wide competition for yearlong dissertation completion funding.
2011: Herman And Celia Wise Fellowship for Best Dissertation Chapter: Department of Musicology: "When Soda Met Pop: Michael Jackson and Pepsi Make the Deal of the Century."
2011: Distinguished Teaching Award and Stipend: Department of Musicology: Awarded for excellent evaluations from undergraduate students and department faculty.
2010-2011: Collegium of University Teaching Fellows: Office of Instructional Development: University-wide competition for designing and teaching an interdisciplinary general education course: “I Want My MTV: Music Video and The Transformation of the Sights and Sounds of the Music Business.”
2010-2011: Graduate Research Mentorship Fellowship: Graduate Division: University-wide competition for yearlong dissertation research funding.
2010: Research Travel Allowance: Herb Alpert School of Music, Student Opportunity Fund: Fred/AlanMTV Network Advertising Collection, 1981-1992: Smithsonian Institution, NMAH.
Mar 2016:“Nostalgia, Iconic Mythology, and Madonna’s Vogue.” Paper in preparation for the Society For American Music, Boston, MA.
Nov. 2015: “Selling Difference: Sonic Hipness and Racial Tension in Contemporary Advertising.” Music and Philosophy Study Group, American Musicological Society, Louisville, KY.
Feb. 2015: “The Same Old Song: (Re)Negotiating Hegemony in Madonna’s 2012 Super Bowl Performance”
Paper read at the national meeting of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music-U.S., University of Louisville, KY.
Mar/April 2014: “Decades in Motion: Dancing and Driving My Toyota Corolla.”
Paper read at the national meeting of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music-U.S., University of Chapel Hill, NC. Paper revised and read at Experience the Music Project Pop Conference, Seattle, WA.
Mar 2013: "Campaign-Generated Television and Online Advertisements."
Paper read during the panel presentation, "The Musical Making of a President, 2012," at the national meeting of the Society for American Music, Little Rock, AR.
Nov. 2011: "When Soda Met Pop: Re-presenting Michael Jackson and His Music in Pepsi's 1984 Campaign."
Paper read at the national meeting of the American Musicological Society, San Francisco, CA.
May 2011: "The Day the Jingle Died: Redefining Commercial Success in Michael Jackson's 1988 Pepsi Campaign."
Revised Paper and read at the national meeting of Music and the Moving Image, New York, NY.
Mar. 2011: "The Day the Jingle Died: Redefining Commercial Success in Michael Jackson's 1988 Pepsi Campaign."
Paper read at the national meeting of the Society for American Music, Cincinnati, OH.
“Branding a Cool Celebrity President: Advertising with Popular Music in the 2012 Election.” Music & Politics 9, 2 (2015)
“From Cautionary Chart-Topper to Friendly Beverage Anthem: Michael Jackson’s ‘Billie Jean’ and Pepsi’s ‘The Choice of a New Generation’ Television Campaign.” Journal of the Society for American Music 9, 2 (2015): 178-203.
“Beyond the Narrative: Further Considerations for the Popular Music Survey.” Journal of Music History Pedagogy 5, no. 4 (2014): 143-151.
“Becoming an American B(r)and: Pre-existing Music in Television Commercials.” Online resource for newest edition of a best-selling rock textbook: Covach, John and Andrew Flory. What’s that Sound?: An Introduction to Rock and its History. 4th Edition. New York: W. W. Norton, 2015.