Historian Jay Dolan to receive Catholic Library Association award

Author: Arts and Letters


Jay P. Dolan, professor emeritus of history at the University of Notre Dame, will receive the Catholic Library Association’s Jerome Award for outstanding contributions to Catholic scholarship. He will be honored at the association’s annual convention April 20 in Atlanta.

Dolan, who joined the Notre Dame faculty in 1971, founded the University’s Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism in 1975 and served as its director until 1993. He has taught courses in American Catholic history, American religious history, immigration history, and Irish American history. His principal research interests are the history of American Catholicism and the history of Irish America.

Dolan has written or edited numerous books on the history of Catholicism in America, including “The American Catholic Experience: A History from Colonial Times to the Present.” A former visiting professor at the University of Chicago, Boston College and University College in Cork, Ireland, he also has served as president of the American Society of Church History and of the American Catholic Historical Association.

Contact: _Jay P. Dolan at 574-631-6647 or dolan.1@nd.edu

Originally published by Michael O. Garvey at newsinfo.nd.edu on November 22, 2005.