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.
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 the SWCRS Executive Secretary at SWCRS.Mail@Gmail.com.
2020-2021 James W. Thompson, Abilene Christian University
2018-2019 Jack Hill, Texas Christian University
2017-2018 Mikeal Parsons, Baylor University
2016-2017 Nadia Lahutsky, Texas Christian University
2014-2015 Joerg Rieger, Perkins School of Theology
2013-2014 Warren Carter, Brite Divinity School
2012-2013 Andrew Fort, Texas Christian University
2011-2012 Stephen Reid, George W. Truett Theological Seminary
2010-2011 C. Mackenzie Brown, Trinity University
2008-2009 William H. Bellinger, Jr., Baylor University
2007-2008 James C. Moyer, Missouri State University
2006-2007 David Gunn, Texas Christian University
2005-2006 Joe Barnhart, University of North Texas
2004-2005 Claudia Camp, Texas Christian University
2003-2004 Ronald B. Flowers, Texas Christian University
2002-2003 E. Earl Ellis, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
2001-2002 Toni Craven, Texas Christian University
2000-2001 Bruce C. Cresson, Baylor University
1999-2000 John T. Willis, Abilene Christian University
1998-1999 Charles Hedrick, Southwest Missouri State University
1997-1998 Leo Perdue, Brite Divinity School
1996-1997 Everett Ferguson, Abilene Christian University
1995-1996 Roy F. Melugin, Jr., Austin College
1994-1995 James H. Ware, Austin College
1993-1994 Joseph B. Tyson, Southern Methodist University
1992-1993 Glenn O. Hilburn, Baylor University
1991-1992 Brandon Scott, Phillips Graduate Seminary
1990-1991 William O. Walker, Jr., Trinity University
1989-1990 Kenneth Lawrence, Texas Christian University
1988-1989 William Estep, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
1987-1988 William R. Farmer, Southern Methodist University
1986-1987 William R. Baird, Brite Divinity School
1985-1986 Eugene Boring, Phillips Graduate Seminary
1984-1985 John Glenn Gammie, University of Tulsa