On Oct. 24, the National Institute for Newman Studies (Pittsburgh) will honor Program of Liberal Studies Professor Emerita M. Katherine Tillman with the 2019 Gailliot Award "for lifetime achievement in Newman Studies."
Professor Tillman has taught and lectured in academic venues nationally and internationally primarily on the thought of Blessed (“Saint” as of Oct. 13, 2019) John Henry Cardinal Newman with particular interest in his educational theory and his views on the faith/reason relation. Her work on Newman’s life and writings appears in academic journals, scholarly books and electronic publications. She has published introductory monographs for reprints of three of Newman's works, Rise and Progress of Universities, Benedictine Essays and Fifteen Sermons Preached Before the University of Oxford. Publications that are more recent include her book, John Henry Newman: Man of Letters, and a chapter on Newman’s Philosophy of Education in The Oxford Handbook of John Henry Newman. Prof. Tillman is board member emerita of the Newman Association of America, is a member of the editorial board of the National Institute for Newman Studies and currently mentors graduate students studying and writing on Newman. She is honored with the 2019 Gailliot Award for “lifetime achievement” in Newman Studies.