Award for Excellence in Teaching

Past and Current Winners

The American Academy of Religion Award for Excellence in Teaching recognizes the importance of teaching, and honors outstanding teaching in the field. The Teaching and Learning Committee acknowledges that the higher education landscape has shifted considerably in recent years, and that these shifts affect teaching and learning about religion. To this end, the Committee underscores the importance of recognizing teaching excellence across a wide variety of contexts. 

Excellence in Teaching Award Winners

2018

Jill DeTemple
Southern Methodist University


2017

Lynn S. Neal
Wake Forest University


2016

Joanne Maguire Robinson
University of North Carolina at Charlotte


2015

Judith L. Bishop
Mills College


2014

Shafique N. Virani
University of Toronto


2013

Carolyn Medine
University of Georgia


2012

Martha J. Reineke
University of Northern Iowa


2011

Katie Geneva Cannon
Union Theological Seminary-Presbyterian School of Christian Education


2010

Barbara (Bobbi) Patterson
Emory University


2009

Kwok Pui Lan
Episcopal Divinity School


2008

Fred Glennon
Le Moyne College


2007

Stacey Floyd-Thomas
Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University


2006

Patricia O'Connell Killen
Pacific Lutheran University


2005

Zayn Kassam
Pomona College


2004

Timothy Renick
Georgia State University


2003

Janet Walton
Union Theological Seminary


2002

William Placher
Wabash College


2001

Eugene Gallagher
Connecticut College


2000

Tina Pippin
Agnes Scott College