• Recipient of the 2018 Certificate of Meritorious Achievement, Southern District Institute of Transportation Engineers Leadership Development Program, October 2018.
  • Recipient of the 2017 Engineering Educator of the Year Award, Engineering Council of Birmingham (ECOB), February 2018.
  • Winner of the 2017 Best Member Technical Paper Runner-up Award, Southern District of Institute of Transportation Engineers (SDITE), March 2017.
  • Selected as 2015 ALSITE Transportation Engineering Educator and nominated for the SDITE Excellence in Transportation Engineering Education Award, January 2016.
  • Named Fellow of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, September 2014.
  • Recipient of 2013 Best Paper Merit Certificate, 2013 International Conference on Connected Vehicles and Expo (ICCVE/IEEE), December 2013.
  • Winner of the Best Research Paper Award, Southern District of Institute of Transportation Engineers (SDITE), June 2012.
  • Winner of the 2010 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Mentorship, UAB Graduate School, April 2010.
  • Winner of the UAB Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching, April 2007.
  • Recipient of the NSF-sponsored UAB ADVANCE Senior Research Award, May 2007.
  • Recipient of the NSF-sponsored UAB ADVANCE Scholar Award, May 2006.
  • Recipient of the NSF-sponsored UAB ADVANCE Faculty Research Award, December 2005.
  • Winner of the Best Sponsored Technical Paper Award, Southern District of Institute of Transportation Engineers (SDITE), April 2005.
  • Faculty member of Tau Beta Pi, the Engineering Honors Society, inducted April 2005.
  • Recipient of the NSF-sponsored UAB ADVANCE Junior Faculty Research Award, September 2004.
  • Recipient of Acknowledgement Award, NIH/NIDDC-Charles R. Drew University, August 2004.
  • Faculty member of the Chi Epsilon, the Civil Engineering Honors Society, inducted April 2004.
  • Recipient of the Dwight David Eisenhower Faculty Fellowship Award, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Washington, D.C., 2003, 2002, and 1995.
  • Featured in Who's Who in America; Who's Who in Science and Engineering; Who’s Who in the World; Who's Who of American Women; Who's Who in Engineering Education (multiple listings)
  • Winner of the 1993-94 Illinois Section ITE Technical Paper Award; Illinois Section Institute of Transportation Engineers, Chicago, Illinois, April 1994.
  • Winner of the 1992 Grant Show Memorial Scholarship; Illinois Association of Highway Engineers, Palatine, Illinois, June 1992.
  • Recipient of a 1992 Federal Highway Administration Grant for Research Fellowship, McLean, Virginia, May 1992.
  • Winner of the Outstanding Student Paper National Award, Institute of Transportation Engineers, Washington D.C., September 1991.
  • Winner of the ITE District IV Student Paper Award; North Central Section Institute of Transportation Engineers, Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 1991.
  • Recipient of the Helen Overly Scholarship; Women's Transportation Seminar National Scholarship, Seattle, Washington, April 1991.
  • Winner of the Women’s Transportation Seminar Scholarship, Greater Chicago Chapter, Chicago, Illinois, March 1991.