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Selected Major Awards and Honors

Awarded Full Membership in the Welsh Academy, for “Contributions to the Study of Medieval Welsh Celtic Myth and Legend,” 1995

Research Award from the Ambassador of Ireland, 1998

Distinguished Professor for Teaching Award, University of North Carolina Board of Governors, 2000

Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research, East Carolina University, 2001

Distinguished Research Professor of English Award, East Carolina University Board of Trustees, 2001

Research Award from the Irish-American Cultural Institute, 2002

Vice Chancellor’s Teacher/Scholar Award, East Carolina University, 2003

Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences Award, College of Arts and Sciences, East Carolina University, 2003

Fulbright Senior Lectureship, Debrecen University, Debrecen, Hungary, Spring 2008

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