Walter Munk Award, The Oceanography Society, 2013.
Fellow, American Geophysical Union, elected 2012.
Distinguished Lecturer, NSF-GeoPRISMS program, 2011-2012.
President’s Award for Excellence in Research (and UW Presidential Speaker), University of Wyoming, 2010.
Ocean Drilling Program (JOI/USSAC) Distinguished Lecturer, 2001-2002.
Extraordinary Merit for Research Award, College of Arts and Sciences, UW, 2002, 2005.
University of Wyoming Excellence in Advising Award, 2003.
Fellow, Geological Society of America, 1998
Postdoctoral Scholar, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1988-89
DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Direct Stipend, 1985-86
-for one year of research at the University of Karlsruhe, West Germany
Phi Beta Kappa, 1982
John White Fellowship, Penn State, 1982
-awarded to one graduating senior for graduate school.
Evan Pugh Scholar Award, Penn State, 1981 and 1982
-awarded to top 0.5% of junior and senior class.