Fulbright-Hays grants: 1964-65 Travel (and German-American Clubs Fellowship); 1975-76 Senior Research Grant: in Marburg/Lahn, Fed. Rep. of Germany.
Monmouth College grants for faculty development, 1967, 69, 71, 72, 77, 81-90, 92, 94, 96.
Citation of Merit, Zeta Beta Tau fraternity, 1971.
Outstanding Educator of America, 1975.
Part-time Faculty Fellowship, Univ. of Chicago, 1976-77.
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar, 1977. Brown University, Providence, RI.
University of Illinois Summer Research Laboratory for Russian and Eastern European Studies. July-August 1978.
National Endowment for the Humanities Translation project. Director, 1978-79.
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1981.
National Endowment for the Humanities Curriculum Development Project at Monmouth College, summers 82, 83.
Occasional Fellowship at the University of Chicago, 1982-1983, 1996.
Elected Corresponding member of the Historische Kommission für ost- und westpreußische Landesforschung (Germany).
1983 Award of Dr. Arthur Puksow Foundation for original Research Publication: The Livonian Crusade and "The Nationality of Balthasar Russow"
Deutscher Akademische Austauschdienst (DAAD) grant for research in Federal Republic of Germany, August and September 1983.
NEH Curriculum Development project and writing workshop, Monmouth College, summer 1984.
United States Military Academy Military History Workshop. West Point, June 2-29, 1985.
NEH Curriculum Development project, teaching techniques. Monmouth College, May 1985.
Who's Who in the Midwest(20th edition. 1986-87), p. 564.
Elected corresponding member Baltische Historische Kommission, 1985.
First recipient Burlington Northern Foundation Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence. May 1985.
With Tom Sienkewicz, Illinois Humanities Council grant for presenting a Summer Institute on Roman Civilization for high school teachers at Mon. College. June 1987.
Institute on Asian culture, Monmouth College, August 1987.
German government grant for expenses to present paper at the Colloquium on the Teutonic Knights in Livonia, in Bonn. November 13-16, 1987.
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar at University of Pennsylvania, June 13-August 5, 1988.
Lilly Faculty Development project, 1988-89.
PICAS grant for intensive Russian program at Beloit College, summer 1989.
Outstanding aspect of a course 1990 (Nuremberg Trial in War and Peace) Monmouth College
Editor, Journal of Baltic Studies, Jan. 1991-June 1994. Book Review Editor, 1994 to present. Commendation from Association for Advancement of Baltic Studies for service as editor, June, 1994.
Contemporary Authors, XVIII (New Series), 454.
Certificate of Appreciation, Army ROTC Scots Guard, 1991.
Lilly Faculty Development project, 1991.
PICAS grant for short-term research at the University of Michigan, March 22-27, 1991; and intensive Russian at Beloit College, Summer 1991.
Faculty Achievement Award 1989 and 1992. [This short-lived method of recognizing outstanding teaching, service and publications was subsequently discontinued.]
PICAS grant for short-term research at the University of Michigan, January 5-10, 1993.
Named Lee L. Morgan Professor of History and International Studies. February 1994.
Who's Who Among America's Teachers,1996, 2004.
Harry E. Pratt Memorial Prize for the best article on Illinois History in 1997. The Illinois Historical Society, Dec. 4, 1998
Vitols Prize for the best article in the Journal of Baltic History in the year 1998.