Two African American Professors Honored With Awards From National Organizations

Cheryl-Kirk-Duggan-thumbCheryl A. Kirk-Duggan, professor of religion at the Shaw University Divinity School in Raleigh, North Carolina, received the 2013 Mentor Award from the Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession of the Society of Biblical Literature.

Dr. Kirk-Duggan is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Southwestern Louisiana. She holds a master’s degree in music from the University of Texas at Austin and a master of divinity degree from the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Professor Kirk-Duggan earned a Ph.D. in religion at Baylor University. She is the author, co-author, or editor of more than 20 books including Violence and Theology (Abingdon Press, 2006).

lawsonWilliam Lawson, professor and chair of the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences in the College of Medicine at Howard University in Washington, D.C.,  was named as the recipient of the 2014 Solomon Carter Fuller Award for African American Pioneers from the American Psychiatric Foundation. Dr. Lawson will receive the award at the Institute on Psychiatric Services meeting in San Francisco this fall.

Dr. Lawson is a 1966 graduate of Howard University. He earned his medical degree at the University of Chicago and holds a master’s degree from the University of Virginia and a Ph.D. from the University of New Hampshire.


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