Past Award Recipients

Past Recipients of Distinguished Scholar Award

2010s

  • 2019 – Daniel Patrick McKanan
  • 2018 – Dr. William J. Metcalf
  • 2017 – Martha Bradley-Evans
  • 2016 – No Award Given
  • 2015 – No Award Given
  • 2014 – Jeff Bach, Young Center for Anabaptist Studies, Elizabethtown College
  • 2013 – Susan Love Brown
  • 2012 – No Award Given
  • 2011 – Rod Janzen

2000s

  • 2010 – Eileen Barker
  • 2009 – Robert Sutton
  • 2008 – Priscilla Brewer, Shaker Communities, Shaker Lives
  • 2007 – Janet Zuber, Inspirationalists, The Community of True Inspiration and, Amana Church Society
  • 2006 – Carl J. Guarneri, Fourierism and American Utopianism
  • 2005 – Gregory Claeys, Owenite, Utopian and Communitarian Studies
  • 2004 – Mario De Pillis, Mormon studies
  • 2003 – Michael Barkun, Millennialism
  • 2002 – Lyman Tower Sargent, Utopian studies
  • 2001 – Donald Durnbaugh, Church of the Brethren
  • 2000 – Yaacov Oved, Communal Groups

1990s

  • 1999 – Timothy Miller, New Religious and Communal Experiments of 19th and 20th Century America
  • 1998 – Lawrence Foster, Social and Religious History of the U.S.
  • 1997 – Charles Pierce LeWarne, Washington State history
  • 1996 – Robert S. Fogarty, American Communal Experiences
  • 1995 – No Award Given
  • 1994 – No Award Given
  • 1993 – Karl J. R. Arndt, Harmony Society and Josephine Elliot, Harmonists and Owenites in New Harmony, IN
  • 1992 – Leonard J. Arrington, Mormons
  • 1991 – Arthur Bestor, Owenism and Fourierism and Robert Hine, Western Communities
  • 1990 – Daniel Patterson, Communal Music

1980s

  • 1989 – John Hostetler, Amish Studies and Gertrude Huntington, Hutterite Studies
  • 1988 – No Award Given
  • 1987 – Ruth Shonle Cavan, Academic Interest and Sociological Research
  • 1986 – Julia Neal, Shaker Studies