Awards

2013: Author of the Decade, DV Legal Empowerment Appeals Project, George Washington University Law School

2009: National Federation of Press Women, First Place, Nonfiction book

2008: Helen Verba Lecture Series Speaker, Denver Press Club

2007: Best magazine column, Illinois Press Women’s Association

2007: Twenty Years/Twenty Heroes Award

2006: Between Friends, Chicago, Hero Award    

2005: Donna Allen Award for Feminist Advocacy, Association for Educators in Journalism & Mass Communications

2004-2005: Searle Center Teaching Fellow

2003: State of Massachusetts “Step Up and Read” One-Book Program, I Closed My Eyes

2003: Best Faculty Member, Kappa Delta Sorority, March and June 2003

2003: Sarah’s Inn Visionary Award

2002: Chicago Women In Publishing, Excellence Award, Nonfiction Book

2000: International Women’s Peacepower Media Award, Nonfiction Book, Florida

2000: Bread and Roses Individual Courage Award in Publishing, Chicago

1999: Winner, Soul Award for Books, American Pen Women

1999: Finalist, Association for Women Journalists, Commentary Writing

1997: Finalist, Nonfiction Book Contest, National Writers Association

1997: First Place, National League of American Pen Women, Essay Contest

1996: First Place, Writer’s Digest 1996 Writing Competition, Personal Essay

1995: Finalist, Writer’s Digest 1995 Writing Competition, Personal Essay, 1995

1987: Best Newspaper Columnist, Dallas Psychological Association

1979: Most Outstanding Undergraduate Female Journalism Student, National Pen Women