To honor noted scholars in the field of religious studies in the Southwest and to recognize their work, the Commission funds the John G. Gammie Distinguished Scholar Award, which may be given annually. The recipient receives a $1,250 cash award. Previous honorees include
2014-2015 Joerg Rieger, Perkins School of Theology
2013-14 Warren Carter, Brite Divinity School
2012-2013 Andrew Fort, Texas Christian University
2011-12 Stephen Reid, George W. Truett Theological Seminary
2010-11 C. Mackenzie Brown, Trinity University
2008-09 William H. Bellinger, Jr., Baylor University
2007-2008 James C. Moyer, Missouri State University
2006-07 David Gunn, Texas Christian University
2005-06 Joe Barnhart, University of North Texas
2004-05 Claudia Camp, Texas Christian University
2003-04 Ronald B. Flowers, Texas Christian University
2002-03 E. Earl Ellis, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
2001-02 Toni Craven, Texas Christian University
2000-01 Bruce C. Cresson, Baylor University
1999-00 John T. Willis, Abilene Christian University
1998-99 Charles Hedrick, Southwest Missouri State University
1997-98 Leo Perdue, Brite Divinity School
1996-97 Everett Ferguson, Abilene Christian University
1995-96 Roy F. Melugin, Jr., Austin College
1994-95 James H. Ware, Austin College
1993-94 Joseph B. Tyson, Southern Methodist University
1992-93 Glenn O. Hilburn, Baylor University
1991-92 Brandon Scott, Phillips Graduate Seminary
1990-91 William O. Walker, Jr., Trinity University
1989-90 Kenneth Lawrence, Texas Christian University
1988-89 William Estep, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
1987-88 William R. Farmer, Southern Methodist University
1986-87 William R. Baird, Brite Divinity School
1985-86 Eugene Boring, Phillips Graduate Seminary
1984-85 John Glenn Gammie, University of Tulsa
The Nomination Process
Persons nominated for the John G. Gammie Distinguished Scholar Award shall ordinarily be scholars recognized by their peers nationally or internationally for the quality and importance of their work.
Nominees for the Gammie Award must be members of one of the participating societies and on the faculty or staff of a sponsoring institution of the Southwest Commission on Religious Studies.
A letter of nomination must be accompanied by the nominee's current curriculum vitae. At least two supporting letters from scholars at the same rank as the nominee are also required. Nominations will be kept on file for three years.
Gammie Award decisions shall be based on the qualifications of nominees. Some consideration is given to seeing that the Award goes to a variety of schools.
Nominations for the award should be sent no later than December 1 to:
Richard Bautch, Executive Secretary
3001 S. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78704
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