Grants and Awards

2014 Teagle Foundation Planning Grant ($25,000): Hybrid Learning and the Residential Liberal Arts Experience.

2014 National Endowment for the Humanities: XQuery Workshop, Vanderbilt University.

2014 National Endowment for the Humanities - Advanced Technologies in the Digital Humanities: Working with Text in a Digital Age, Tufts University.

2013 Mellon Foundation: Canonical Text Services Workshop, Furman University.

2011 Academic Computing Advisory Team Innovation Award, Hope College.

2005 Provost's Award for Service to the Academic Program, Hope College.

2004 Appointed to the Evert J. and Hattie E. Blekkink endowed chair in Religion at Hope College.

2003 Frye Institute Fellow, Council on Library and Information Resources and EDUCAUSE.

2002 Provost's Award for Excellence in Teaching, Hope College.

2001 Hope College Summer Faculty Development Grant: NetHebrew.

1999 Collaborative Faculty/Student Summer Research Grant with Jack Mulder. Project: The Texture of Biblical Hebrew.

1998 Visiting Scholar, Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Oxford, England (sabbatical leave from Hope College)

1997 Hope College Summer Faculty Development Grant. Project: Second Edition of Reading the Old Testament.

1995 Hope College Summer Faculty Development Grant. Project: Reading the Bible Today: A CD-ROM Multimedia Project.

1993 Hope College Summer Faculty Development Grant. Project: Reading the Old Testament. The grant supported work on an introduction to the Hebrew Bible.

1992 Hope College Summer Faculty Development Grant. Project: Reading the Old Testament. The grant supported work on an Introduction to the Hebrew Bible.

1991 Hope College Knight Fellowship. Project: Reading the Old Testament. The grant supported work on an Introduction to the Hebrew Bible.

1990 Hope College Summer Faculty Development Grant. Project: InterText-A Macintosh Hypercard Resource for the Study of the Hebrew Bible. Later renamed Hebrew Bible in Focus.

1990 University of Chicago Midwest Faculty Seminar Occasional Fellowship. This grant allowed me to be resident on the University of Chicago campus for two weeks during my sabbatical leave in order to do research on a monograph on Biblical Hebrew discourse syntax.

1989 Apple Computer, Inc. and The Consortium of Liberal Arts Colleges. A grant of Macintosh computer equipment and software ($7,500). Project: InterText.

1989 Hope College Cooperative Faculty/Student Summer Research Grant, with Craig Stapert. Project: (1) Discourse Particles in Hebrew and Greek. (2) A Computer-based Resource for Introduction to Biblical Literature.

1988 Hope College-Lilly Endowment Summer Grant. Project: Introduction to Biblical Literature. A Library Centered Text-based Approach. This grant enabled me to write a course syllabus incorporating library exercises and research methods into my Introduction to Biblical Literature course.

1987 University of Michigan Faculty Enrichment Grant, Department of Near Eastern and North African Studies. Project: a course syllabus for a biblical archaeology course.

1987 Hope College Summer Grant, Willard C. Wichers Faculty Development Fund. Project: West Semitic Research Project. Transcription and Textual Commentary of CTA 5.

1986 Hope College Summer Grant, Yntema Family Faculty Development Fund. Project: continuing work on a text grammar of Biblical Hebrew.

1985 Harvard University, Andrew W. Mellon Faculty Fellowship in the Humanities, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. Project: Discourse Analysis and the Syntax of Biblical Hebrew and Ugaritic.

1985 Wilson Foundation Faculty Development Summer Grant for project on Discourse Analysis of Biblical Hebrew

1977 Yale University, J. J. Obermann Fellowship. 1976 Yale University, Yale University Fellowship. 1975 Yale University, Yale University Fellowship.