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Shaw Professor Receives Three Awards in 2013

December 19, 2013 - Dr. Cheryl A. Kirk-Duggan, professor of religion in Shaw’s Divinity School, was the recipient of three prestigious awards in 2013.

Kirk-Duggan received the 2013-2014 Outstanding Faculty member of the Year Award from the National Alumni Association of Shaw University. She also received the 2013 Bishop’s Empowerment Award winner for meritorious service to church and community from Senior Bishop Thomas L. Hoyt, Jr., Presiding Prelate, Seventh Episcopal District, of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church [CME]. In addition, Kirk-Duggan received the 2013 Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession of the Society of Biblical Literature Mentor Award. The Society for Biblical Literature, founded in 1880, is the oldest and largest learned society devoted to the critical investigation of the Bible from a variety of academic disciplines.  

Previously, Kirk-Duggan received the 2011 YWCA Academy of Women in Education Award, a 2011 Black Religious Scholars Group Award and was a 2012 Womanist Legacy Honoree. In 2009 and 2011, she was the recipient of the Shaw University Excellence in Academic Research Award. An author of over 20 books, numerous articles, and membership in several professional societies, Kirk-Duggan has also been featured in Malka Drucker’s White Fire: A Portrait of Women Spiritual Leaders in America, Skylight Paths, 2003, and in Cleo LaRue’s This is My Story: Testimonies and Sermons of Black Women in Ministry, Westminster/John Knox, 2005.