175 Makers of History: Jack Boozer

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Professor of Religion

Jack Boozer

As Charles Howard Candler Professor of Religion for more than thirty-five years, Jack Boozer was an Emory legend beloved by generations of students.

An award-winning teacher of Christian theology, Boozer was active in racially integrating the University and advocated aggressively for Emory's emerging ethical and academic leadership. He was instrumental in establishing the Jay and Leslie Cohen Chair of Judaic Studies, University Worship, and the ethics program in the School of Medicine. Boozer was an ardent supporter of the arts on campus, as well as one of Emory's early teachers and scholars of the Holocaust.

He received Emory's highest faculty honor, the Thomas Jefferson Award, and the Emory Williams Awards for teaching.