Frank Edwin Eakin Jr., PhD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

2018-08-01 12:00:00

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    RICHMOND, VA, August 01, 2018 -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Frank Edwin Eakin Jr., PhD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Eakin celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and he has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he 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.

A Weinstein-Rosenthal professor of Jewish and Christian studies at the University of Richmond since 1975, Dr. Eakin was first hired at the university in 1966 as an assistant professor. During his tenure on campus, he was honored to serve as the Wienstein Rosenthal chair in Jewish and Christian studies, which encouraged his interest in the Jewish-Christian relationship.

Dr. Eakin formerly taught for a brief time at Duke University as an assistant professor and at Wake Forest University as a visiting assistant professor. He is the author of "The First Tablet of the Commandments: A Jewish and Christian Problem" published in 2004 through University of Scranton Press and "What Price Prejudice? Christian Antisemitism in America" in 1998, through Paulist Press. Dr. Eakin has also contributed chapters to several textbooks.

Dr. Eakin is a former board member for the Council for America's First Freedom in Richmond between 1984 and 2001, as well as having served on the board of the National Conference of Christian and Jews in Richmond. A longtime member of the Society of Biblical Literature, he has been showcased in several editions of Who's Who in America for his work. Dr. Eakin earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Richmond in 1958, followed by a BD at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1961 and a PhD at Duke University in 1964. He enjoys spending his free time with his wife of 60 years, Frances Crockett Eakin, and he is also passionate about reading and travel.

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

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