General Commission on History and Archives
For Immediate Release
September 19, 2022
DR. PRISCILLA POPE-LEVISON RECEIVES SPECIAL GCAH RECOGNITION
Author and Professor Honored with Distinguished Service Award
Madison, N.J. – Dr. Priscilla Pope-Levison, a Dallas-based author and professor at Southern Methodist University, was named the 2022 recipient of the Distinguished Service Award by the General Commission on Archives and History at the agency’s annual meeting on September 15.
“The GCAH each year gives a distinguished service award to a person who has made significant academic contributions to the ministry of memory of The United Methodist Church,” said Dr. Ashley Boggan, Archives & History general secretary.
In recognizing Pope-Levison, Boggan acknowledged the United Methodist’s ground-breaking research into the lives of the denomination’s pioneers, especially women in evangelism.
Pope-Levison accepted the award through a pre-recorded message.
A prolific author and veteran academic, Pope-Levison is the author of numerous books, including “Models of Evangelism.” “Building the Old Time Religion: Women Evangelists in the Progressive Era” and “Sex, Gender and Christianity,” which she edited with John R. Levison.
“Building the Old Time Religion” received the Smith/Wynkoop Book Award by the Wesleyan Theological Society and was listed as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2014.
The 21-member board gathered its members from across the globe for a virtual meeting on September 15-16.
About General Commission on Archives and History
The General Commission on Archives and History (GCAH), organized in 1968, is one of the general agencies of The United Methodist Church, with offices located in the Archives & History Center. GCAH offers assistance to local churches and Annual Conferences through publications, workshops, research services, and other programs. The Commission maintains relationships with the five Jurisdictional Commissions on Archives and History, the Central Conferences, the World Methodist Historical Society, the World Methodist Council, and the Charles Wesley Society.