Scholar of the Week, Office of the Vice President of Research and Innovation, Virginia Tech, 2014
Teacher of the Week, Center for Instructional Development and Educational Research, Virginia Tech, 2013
Curriculum Award, “Poetry of Everyday Things,” National Association for Gifted Children, 2012
Azano, A. P., Missett, T. C., & Callahan, C. M. (2015). Poetry and fairy tales: Language arts units for gifted students in grade 3. Waco, TX: Prufrock Press.
Missett, T. C., Azano, A. P., & Callahan, C. M. (2015). Research and rhetoric: Language arts units for gifted students in grade 5. Waco, TX: Prufrock Press.
Azano, A. P. (2015). Addressing the rural context in literacies research: A call to action. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 59(3), 267-269.
Azano, A. P., & Stewart, T. T. (2015). Exploring place and practicing justice: Preparing preservice teachers for success in rural schools. Journal of Research in Rural Education, (30)9, 1-12.
Azano, A. P., Callahan, C. M., Missett, T. C., & Brunner, M. (2014). Understanding the experiences of gifted education teachers and fidelity of implementation in rural schools. Journal of Advanced Academics, 25(2), 87-99.
Azano, A. P. (2011). The possibility of place: One teacher’s use of place-based instruction for English students in a rural high school. Journal of Research in Rural Education, 26(10).
Promoting PLACE in Rural Schools. (2014 – 2019) Co-Principal Investigator. (1.9 million dollars)
Five-year grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Jacob K. Javits grant program seeking to increase gifted education services, identification processes, and place-based gifted curricula in economically disadvantaged rural school districts.
VTCAR SEED Award. Principal Investigator. Funded. ($5000)
Grant awarded by Virginia Tech Center for Autism Research to develop a pilot program of supported internship/employment opportunities at Virginia Tech, using trained job coaches that will facilitate job skill development, job-matching, and ongoing support/advocacy in the workplace, with the goal of promoting vocational independence in people with autism.