Alumni Award for Teaching Excellence, 2013, Virginia Tech, Induction into Academy of Teaching Excellence
Certificate of Teaching Excellence, March 2013, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Virginia Tech
Program of Excellence Award, November 2012, Basic Courses Division, National Communication Association (National award)
Preston, M. (2014). Assessment of your communication center: Anathema or asset? In Turner and Sheckels (Eds). Communication centers: A theory-based guided to training and management. Lanham, Md: Lexington, 177-192.
Preston, M. & Hickerson, C. (2006). Assessing ePortfolios in transition: A case study. In Jafai and Kaufman (Eds), Handbook of research on ePortfolios. Hershey, PA: Idea Publishing.
Preston, M. & Quesenberry, B. (2014 Nov.). Virtual public speaking case study: Maintaining rigor, meeting outcomes, and enhancing relevance for digital natives. Quarterly Review of Business Disciplines, 1. 274-285.
Preston, M., Giglio, M. & English, K. (2008). Redesigning public speaking: A case study in the use of instructional design to create the Interchange Model. Basic Communication Course Annual, 20.
Preston, M. (2006). Communication centers and scholarship possibilities. International Journal of Listening, 20, 56-61.
Preston, M. & Holloway, R. (2006). Case study of a basic course: Using assessment to legitimize innovation. Basic Communication Course Annual, 18, 283-302.
Preston, M. Office of Academic Assessment Travel Grant (2012). Conference of the American Association of Colleges and Universities, Chicago, IL.
Preston, M. & Quesenberry, B. (2011, February). Institute of Distance and Distributed Learning at Virginia Tech Course Design Grant.
Preston, M. Office of the Provost Conference Grant (2010, April). Integrative Learning, FIPSE workshop at Roanoke College, Roanoke, VA.
Apprehension Reduction in Communication Centers
E-Portfolios in the Basic Course
Assessment of Oral Communication and Communication Centers
Assistant Department Head, Virginia Tech Department of Communication
Director, Communication Skills Programs
National Association of Communication Centers, Past Chair