Review of Kate Phillips' "Helen Hunt Jackson: A Literary Life" - American Historical Review 2003
"Hawthorne" - 2005
"Hawthorne" - 2004
"This Mutual Visionary Company: Nathaniel Hawthorne & Margaret Fuller" - 2000
"Rappaccini's Garden and Emerson's Concord: Translating the Voice of Margaret Fuller" - 1999
"In the Whale's Wake: Melville and 'The Blithedale Romance.'" - 2008
"Hawthorne" - 2006
"Hawthorne's Fuller Mystery" - 1998
"In the Whale's Wake: Melville and 'The Blithedale Romance.'"
"The Two Lives of Love: Robert Browning's 'Love in a Life' and 'Life in a Love'"
"Julian Hawthorne and the 'Scandal' of Margaret Fuller"
"John Keats's 'Outlawry' in 'Robin Hood'"
"Dead Men and 'Dead Letters': Narrative Purpose in 'Bartleby, the Scrivener'"
Regents Professor - Texas A&M System Board of Regents - 11-01-2011
Elected President - Nathaniel Hawthorne Society - 06-01-2010
Zaffirini Faculty Award for Scholarship and Leadership - TAMIU - 01-01-2008
Elected Vice President and President-Elect - Nathaniel Hawthorne Society - 06-01-2008
Scholar of the Year - College of Arts & Humanities - 01-01-1998
Faculty Member of the Year - Laredo Community College - 01-01-1987
Master Teacher Award - National Institute for Staff Development (UT-Austin) - 01-01-1987
Member of the Advisory Board for Laredo Theater Guild International
Chaired the Grants Committee for 3 years as a 2003-2008 Board Member of Humanities Texas (N.E.H. Texas agency). The committee evaluated humanities programing grant applications for the State of Texas.
Served as a member of the City Charter Revision Committee for Laredo, Texas from 2002-2006.