• Jacob K. Javits Fellowship (U. S. Dept. of Education) for pursuing the Ph.D. at Stanford University, 1990-1994
  • George Stebbins Moses Memorial Fellowship from Amherst College for study at Stanford University, 1989-1990
  • Phi beta kappa, Amherst College, 1987  Moseley Prize in Religion, Amherst College, 1986-1987
  • John Sumner Rennels Memorial Prize (for zeal in the pursuit of understanding), Amherst College, 1985-1986
  • Bassett Prize in Physics, Amherst College, 1984-1985