List of Awards

2019 State of Connecticut Artistic Excellence Award

2018 and 2016 International Latino Book Award Finalist, Best Poetry Book in English

2018 State of Connecticut Arts Hero Award

2017 State of Connecticut Book Award Finalist for Poetry

2016 Selected by CT Latino News as a “Champion of Change”

2015 Latino de Oro Award (Culture and Arts) from Identidad Latina Newspaper

2014 Coast Guard Academy Distinguished Faculty Award

2012 Fulbright Scholar

2009 American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education Outstanding Latino Faculty of the Year

2006 New England Association of Teachers of English Poet of the Year

2003 National Association for Multicultural Education Faculty of the Year (CT)