The Harvard Alumni Association announced that HDS Professor Preston N. Williams, PhD ’67, will receive the 2021 Harvard Medal. Williams, Houghton Professor of Theology and Contemporary Change Emeritus, was the first tenured African American faculty member of HDS and the first to lead the School when he was acting dean from 1974 to 1975. He was also the founding director of Harvard’s W.E.B. DuBois Research Institute.
“From his days as a Camphill volunteer coworker to his ongoing work raising consciousness of Camphill’s vital contributions to humanity and environmentalism, Professor McKanan has done much to advance communities where people of all abilities are embraced and empowered,” said Karen Murphy, executive director of Camphill Foundation.
Zach Davis, MTS '19, was recently awarded the Chandler Award for Excellence in Student Religion Reporting by the Religion News Association, the premier journalism association for people who write about religion in the news media. He was honored for his work as executive producer and host of the podcast Ministry of Ideas, an initiative of the Religious Literacy Project at HDS.
The Rev. Gloria White-Hammond, MDiv '97 and Swartz Resident Practitioner in Ministry Studies, is one of this year's Harvard Alumni Association Award recipients, recognized for her outstanding service to Harvard University through alumni leadership and engagement.
Professor Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza's book Ephesians won first place in the Scripture: Academic Studies category at the 2018 Catholic Press Association Awards. "This book presents a excellent study of Ephesians with a strong feminist perspective," the judges wrote.