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Richard Gorsuch Receives Fuller's Weyerhaeuser Award for Excellence

( [email protected] ) Jul 12, 2004 07:07 PM EDT

Fuller Theological Seminary, known to be the world’s largest interdenominational seminary, has awarded Dr. Richard Gorsuch with the seminary’s distinguished Weyerhaeuser Award for Excellence.

Weyerhaeuser Award for Excellence is the all-seminary award, which is the highest honor presented annually to a Fuller faculty member. Gorsuch, a professor of psychology who has been with Fuller since 1979, was recognized primarily for his work in expanding and broadening the integration of psychology and Christianity. Gorsuch was presented with the award at the Fuller commencement ceremony on June 12, along with a $2,500 stipend.

“No one is more deserving of this significant award,” said Winston Gooden, dean of Fuller’s School of Psychology. “A consummate scholar, beloved colleague and mentor, Dr. Gorsuch shows us how to integrate learning and faith through his deep involvement in academic life and the application of his research findings to his practical work of reconciliation and conflict resolution.”

On the website, Fuller described Gorsuch as a prolific researcher in the areas of substance abuse, social psychology, and psychology of religion, and statistics. He is known across the social sciences for his publication of Factor Analysis (1983), and is the developer of the statistical software program Unimult. A licensed social psychologist, Dr. Gorsuch is an active member of the Religious Research Association, and a fellow of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion and the American Psychological Association.

The C. Davis Weyerhaeuser Award, known to the Fuller community as “faculty of the year,” was instituted in 1977 to honor Weyerhaeuser’s service as chairman of the board of trustees. The award recipient is selected by peers for excellence in his or her field.