​​The Raymond A. Callahan Prize is presented to honor a graduating MALS student who, in the opinion of the program faculty, best exemplifies the personal and academic attributes inspired by Callahan and that the program seeks to instill in its students. It especially recognizes the excellence of the recipient’s thesis or final project.

​Raymond Callahan

​Callahan, now professor emeritus of history, taught at UD for 38 years and served as the first director of the MALS program and as associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. He held the John F. Morrison Chair of Military History at the U.S. Army’s Command and General Staff College and is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

Raymond Callahan Prize Winners

  • Bonnie Maxwell (2006)–“Hepburn Redux: Rethinking the Myth”
  • Krista Hudson (2015)–“Back Roads: A Novel in Progress: A Creative Thesis”
  • Ken Adams (2016)–“God, Mythology, Nationalism and Romanian Identity: The Post-Communist Transition to Democracy”
  • Patti Cleary (2016)–“I Remember Monika”
  • Ryan McNulty (2017)–“Food and Us: A Social Studies Curriculum”
  • Robin Chambers (2020)–“A Sense of Place: Storytelling in Mississippi.”