- The association's teaching award is based on student evaluations, course materials, and statements of support from university administrators and colleagues at other institutions.
- Koster, who has been a member of the association since 1994 and a Winthrop faculty member since 1993, has served three terms on its executive board. She received the association’s Award for Scholarly Achievement in 2010.
Winthrop University, "English Professor Jo Koster Honored by Southeastern Medieval Association" (2014). Winthrop News 2014. 207.