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Nominations for the College Theology Society’s Monika Hellwig Teaching Award are now open. The Monika Hellwig Award for Excellence in Teaching recognizes the importance of teaching and honors outstanding teachers in the field. Named for the brilliant scholar and committed teacher Monika Hellwig, this award recognizes outstanding teachers of theology. 

nominate a CTS colleague (or yourself) who meets the following criteria:

  • Outstanding performance as a classroom teacher 
  • Development of innovative and/or exceptionally effective teaching methods, courses and curricular materials
  • Commitment to professional identity as a teacher of theology
  • At least five years' experience in teaching in higher education.


To nominate someone, please click here and fill out the nomination form. 


The form is brief, requiring basic contact information, indications that the nominee is eligible, and a brief 100-word statement on why you believe the person is an excellent teacher.  Nominations will be open until January 31, 2024. 


The committee will contact those who are nominated and ask them to submit an application.  Members of the CTS Committee on Teaching and Learning will assess the applications. The Award will be presented at the banquet held at the Annual Meeting.  

Please contact committee chair Kathy Lilla Cox with any questions.

The College Theology Society is a registered, non-profit professional society and a Related Scholarly Organization of the American Academy of Religion.


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