Award of the “Outstanding Academic Title” for Handbook of Medieval Studies (2010) by Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries (selection from 7,263 titles reviewed and 25,000 submitted) (2012)


Five Star Faculty Award (2009)

Henry & Phyllis Koffler Prize for Outstanding Accomplishments in Research/Scholarship/Creative Activity (2008)

Award for Distinguished Faculty Service to the College (2008)

Excellence in International Education Award (2007)

Outstanding Scholarly Achievement Award, Southeastern Medieval Association (2007)

AATG Outstanding German Educator Award  (2006)

University Distinguished Professor (2004)

Träger des Bundesverdienstkreuzes am Band (2004)

Distinguished Undergraduate Advising/Mentor Award (2005)

College of Humanities Distinguished Achievement in Humanities Educational Outreach Award  (2002)

Humanities Seminar Faculty Teaching Award (2002)

Provost’s General Education Teaching Award  (1999)

Robert L. Kahn Lyrik-Preis 1999

El Paso Natural Gas Foundation Faculty Achievement Award (1995)

1986 Edgar-Shannon-Award, Z Society, U of VA