Gordon in the News: last updated 10/20/2006

Dr. Elaine Phillips Given Senior Distinguished Faculty Award

Office of College Communications

WENHAM, MA-Dr. Elaine Phillips, professor of biblical and theological studies at Gordon College and a resident of Magnolia, was given the Senior Distinguished Faculty Award during Gordon's commencement exercises on May 13, 2006.

Phillips began her tenure at Gordon in 1993, and is described by provost Mark Sargent as an esteemed colleague who "cherishes many connections within the Gordon community-connections that are apparent in the many students who value her as a mentor, in the enthusiastic teams that travel with her to study at Jerusalem University College, and in the ways her students are drawn to more earnest study of biblical literature and history. With attention to detail she has helped Gordon affirm the difficult balance between scholarly freedom and Christian responsibility."

Phillips holds degrees from Cornell University (B.A.), Biblical Theological Seminary (M.Div.), Institute of Holy Land Studies (M.A.) and The Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning (Ph.D.). This summer she will travel with Gordon students to Sri Lanka to teach, minister and work among people still profoundly affected by the December 2005 tsunami.


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