Distinguished Teaching Award

Dr. Kristy Nabhan-Warren
2022 Honoree

The American Catholic Historical Association is honored to bestow the 2022 Distinguished Teaching Award to Dr. Kristy Nabhan-Warren, for recognition of excellence in teaching and mentoring in the field of Catholic history.

We are thrilled to recognize Dr. Nabhan-Warren for her extraordinary work. At every level, from the undergraduate classroom and Ph.D. mentoring at the University of Iowa, to her detailed letters of recommendation, review, and promotion to support young scholars, to her mentoring new authors’ emerging scholarship with her UNC Press book series, “Where Religion Lives,” Dr. Nabhan-Warren’s teaching makes a difference at every level.  Her generous, joyful encouragement of scholars of Catholicism making their way in the field is a gift to scholars of Catholicism. As one of our committee members put it, “Kristy is just a phenomenal mentor.”

Perhaps most striking is Dr. Nabhan-Warren’s consistent use of her own considerable success in our field at the service of students, always reaching back with an outstretched arm to support the work of the next generation. She has expanded our understanding of classroom education, research, and scholarly life to be more capacious and inclusive. It is wonderful to honor Dr. Nabhan-Warren with this award on behalf of a scholarly organization she has served so generously.

Past Winners

2022Kristy Nabhan-WarrenUniversity of Iowa
2021Rev. Steven AvellaMarquette University
2020not awarded
2019James O’TooleBoston College
2018Wilson Miscamble, C.S.C.University of Notre Dame
2017Anne KlejmentUniversity of St. Thomas
2016Jeffrey M. BurnsFranciscan School of Theology and the University of San Diego
2015Rev. Clyde F. CrewsBellarmine University
2014Dennis R. RyanCollege of New Rochelle
2013Roy P. DomenicoUniversity of Scranton
2012Reverend Cyprian Davis, O.S.B.St. Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology and Institute of Black Catholic Studies, Xavier University of Louisiana
2011Angelyn Dries, O.S.F.St. Louis University