2021 Significant contributor award, NCERA-101 USDA regional project on controlled environment technology and use
2021 Kenneth Post Award, awarded by the ASHS Floriculture working group and the Kenneth Post Foundation for best graduate student paper in an ASHS journal (with Claudia Elkins)
2021 Greenhouse Grower Innovation of the Year award, awarded to Candidus for their adaptive lighting control system
2019 D.W. Brooks Award for Excellence in Research, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of Georgia
2019 Entrepreneur of the Year, University of Georgia Research Awards
2020, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 Recognized by the UGA Career Center ‘for greatly contributing to the career development of UGA students’
2018 Elected fellow of the American Society for Horticultural Science
2018 Porter Henegar Memorial Award for Horticultural Research. Awarded by the Southern Nursery Association
2017 Named Vincent J. Dooley Professor of Horticulture (endowed professorship)
2017 ASHS Outstanding Cross-Commodity Publication Award
2016 Outstanding graduate educator of the year, American Society for Horticultural Science.
2016 Alex Laurie Award (most significant applied floriculture research paper published in an ASHS journal). Awarded by AmericanHort.
2011 Georgia Green Industry Association Friend of the Environment Award
2007 Kenneth Post Award, awarded by the ASHS Floriculture working group and the Kenneth Post Foundation for best graduate student paper in an ASHS journal (with Stephanie E. Burnett and Paul A. Thomas).