• Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Award, Omicron Chapter of Massachusetts, Boston College (1997)
  • Erec by Hartmann von Aue. Translation, Introduction, Commentary:
    • Outstanding Academic Book Award (Choice Magazine, 1988-89)
    • Certificate of Award (Philadelphia Book Clinic, 1988)
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship
  • Boston College Summer Research Grant
  • Harvard Graduate Society Prize for Best Teaching Fellow in German
  • Bernhard Blume Award for Academic Excellence, Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures, Harvard University
  • DAAD/Fulbright Fellowship
  • Woodrow Wilson Fellow
  • Phi Beta Kappa, College of William & Mary