Jerome Award - Recipient for 2006
Jay P. Dolan, distinguished American scholar,visiting lecturer, consultant, and professor emeritus at the University of Notre Dame, has been named the 2006 recipient of the Jerome Award. Mr. Dolan is the author of more than forty-five scholarly articles and essays as well as the author or editor of over ten monographs, among them The American Catholic Experience: A History from Colonial Times to the Present (University of Notre Dame Press) which is widely-recognized as the standard history of Catholicism in the United States. His most work is In Search of an American Catholicism: A History of Religion and Culture in Tension (Oxford University Press, 2002.), an interpretive study of the relationship between Catholicism and American culture over the course of the past two hundred years.
Mr. Dolan also founded the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism at Notre Dame in 1975 and was the director of the Center until 1993. He was honored with the Jerome Award on Thursday, April 20, 2006 in Atlanta at the annual CLA Convention.