Honors, Awards and Grants

Distinguished Teaching Award 

University of Washington Tacoma (2015)


Scholarship and Teaching Award 

School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences

University of Washington Tacoma (2016, 2017)


Green Seed Grant  ($49,000)

Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability Office

Moore, E. (Principle Investigator), Koontz, T., Gawel, J., and Compson, J. (co-investigators) (2015)

  • Title: “Carbon Challenge: Footprint Reduction through Curricular Development and Community Building”


Outstanding Teacher

Outstanding Student Ceremony and Recognition (OSCARS), University of Washington Tacoma (2014)

Outstanding Woman Award

University of Washington Tacoma (2014)

Nominee, Distinguished Research Award

University of Washington Tacoma (2014)

Nominee, Distinguished Leadership Award

University of Washington Tacoma (2014)

International Provost Grant

Vietnam Study Abroad (2013) ($5,000)

Tacoma’s Biggest Carbon Loser

City of Tacoma’s Sustainable Tacoma Commission (2014)


List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students 

University of Illinois (2006, 2007, 2009)

Pollsters and Parishioners: Survey Workshop on American Religion and Politics

Henry Institute, Calvin College (2007) ($1500)

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education,

Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) Fellowship


University of Washington
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