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Joseph M. Shaw, PhD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Shaw has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the field of religious education

The highlight of Dr. Joseph M. Shaw's career was working with the history of St. Olaf College.

    NORTHFIELD, MN, October 08, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Joseph M. Shaw with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Shaw celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Supported by a wealth of professional experience and an impressive academic background, Dr. Shaw excelled as an educator with his alma mater, St. Olaf College in Northfield for more than three decades. At the beginning of his career, he served at the aforementioned college as an instructor of religion in 1957. After two years in this post, he found further success as an assistant professor and an associate professor before eventually becoming appointed as a full professor in 1968. Moreover, he contributed to St. Olaf College as the chairman for the department of religion until 1988. Dr. Shaw subsequently retired from St. Olaf College upon attaining the designation of professor emeritus in 1991.

During his nearly 35 year tenure with the department of religion at St. Olaf College, Dr. Shaw taught the introductory bible courses, church history, the Greek language, and upper level courses regarding the New Testament. With the help of colleagues from the College of Saint Catherine, Luther College, and Saint John's University, Dr. Shaw became involved in the Christian Humanism project, utilizing grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities in the late 1970s. As a result, new courses were added to the curriculum, festivals were presented at the four colleges, and two publications were produced.

The highlight of Dr. Shaw's career was working with the history of St. Olaf College. It was a turning point when the president of the institution commissioned him to write the centennial history of the college, which was later published in 1974. Prior to embarking upon his professional path, Dr. Shaw enlisted in the United States Naval Reserve in 1944, where he completed service as an ensign until his honorable discharge in 1946.

Soon thereafter, Dr. Shaw pursued a formal education at St. Olaf College, earning a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in 1949. He later obtained a Bachelor of Theology from the Luther Seminary in Saint Paul, Minnesota, in 1953. Furthermore, Dr. Shaw concluded his academic efforts with a Doctor of Philosophy from the Princeton Theological Seminary in 1958.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Dr. Shaw has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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