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Sister Jamie T. Phelps, O.P., Ph.D. Honored by Cambridge Who's Who for Excellence in Religious Studies

Sister Dr. Jamie T. Phelps, OP believes that the study of theology can assist people to grow spiritually

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    NEW ORLEANS, LA, August 16, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Sister Dr. Jamie T. Phelps, OP, Director of the Institute for Black Catholic Studies at Xavier University of Louisiana, has been recognized by Cambridge Who's Who for demonstrating dedication, leadership and excellence in religious studies.

Dr. Phelps' interest in how the study of theology can assist people to grow spiritually led her into a more than 50-year career in ministry, of which she has spent her time mentoring students and others working in Catholic ministry. For the past eight years, she has served as the director of the Institute for Black Catholic Studies at Xavier University of Louisiana, where she oversees the theology program for graduate students, including the theological summer internship program. In addition to delivering continuing education lectures nationwide, she spends her time researching and writing in the field of theology.

The year 1969 marked the beginning of Dr. Phelps' professional career, as she earned a Bachelor of Science in Sociology, with a concentration in biology and mathematics, from Siena Heights University. Followed shortly behind was the earning of a Master of Social Work in 1972 from the University of Illinois, and a Master of Arts in Theology in 1975 from St. John's University. A certified social worker, she became the recipient of a Ph.D. in Theology in 1989 from The Catholic University of America.

A vowed woman religious and Catholic Theologian, Sister Jamie (aka Dr. Phelps) belongs to the Adrian Dominican Congregation, the Catholic Theological Society of America, the Society for the Study of Black Religion, the American Academy of Religion, the Black Catholic Theological Symposium, and the Black-Jewish Dialogue Group. In recognition of her hard work, in 2010 she received a Leadership Award from the Call To Action National Conference, the Ann O'hara Graff Award from the Women Consultation Group of the Catholic Theological Society of America (CTSA) and aXavier University Distinguished Faculty Medallion. In the future, Dr. Phelps hopes to transition into a position that would allow her to conduct more research, writing, consultation and public lectures in the areas of theology and church ministry.

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