UT Martin awards for teaching, scholarship, and service:
- Meritorious Service Award from the UTM chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, 2009.
- Nomination at UT Martin (with others) as an Outstanding Educator
- The Cunningham Teacher/Scholar Award, 1995-96. (See Graves
Named Winner of Teacher/Scholar Award. The Weakley County
Press, 14 Aug. 1997, 12.)
- Nomination at UT Martin (with others) for NAA Outstanding Teacher
- Muriel Tomlinson lecturer, Phi Kappa Phi, UTM, 9 Jan. 1991.
- Nomination at UT Martin (one of three) for National Endowment
for the Humanities Summer Fellowships, 1982.
Scholarships, fellowships, and grants:
- Departmental grant for release-time work on the Shakespeare's
Lost Sonnets web site, spring 2003, fall 2005.
- UTM minigrant for Faculty Multimedia Center workshop on incorporating
technology in the classroom, summer 1999.
- Alma and Hal Reagan Faculty Development Award, UTM, fall 1998.
- UTM minigrant for study in Arizona State University Special
Collections Area, 1996.
- Alma and Hal Reagan Faculty Development Award, UTM, spring
- UTM subsidy grant for travel (with others) in England and Wales,
- Carnegie fellowship for graduate study, University of Mississippi,
- Faculty incentive and development grants from UTM supporting
graduate study, 1976-77.
- NEA and Tennessee Arts Commission grant for publication of
a chapbook of poems, 1976.
- NEH grant for work as editor of River
Region Monographs,a booklet collecting results of the NEH project
titled “Humanism and the Rural Community: The 1970s,” Dr. Charles Ogilvie,
project director, UTM, 1975.
- National Defense Education Act (N.D.E.A.) graduate fellowship,
Duke University, 1961-64.