Sujin Pak, assistant professor of the history of Christianity, has received the Exemplary Teacher Award from the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church. The award is intended to recognize faculty who have been nominated by their institution's leaders for exceptional service to the school and excellence in education.
Professor Pak specializes in the history of Christianity in late medieval and early modern Europe. Her teaching focuses on the theology of the Protestant reformers, the Protestant Reformation and the Jews, women and the Reformation, and the history of biblical interpretation. She is a United Methodist layperson with active roles as a teacher and lay preacher in the United Methodist Church. In addition, she was recently appointed vice dean of academic affairs at Duke Divinity School, effective July 1, 2018, and has previously served as associate dean of academic programs.