Sidney de Shazo Callahan ’55 will receive a doctor of humane letters degree from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn., at the university's commencement exercises on May 16.
Callahan is an author, lecturer, professor and psychologist. In 2002-2003, she held the Paul J. McKeever Chair of Moral Theology, St. John's University in Queens, N.Y., and she was a tenured professor of psychology at Mercy College from 1980-1997. Callahan has published widely on religious, psychological and ethical questions and has lectured and led workshops at more than 300 colleges and institutions across the United States. She is a past recipient of Notre Dame University’s Laetare Medal. Her most recent volumes include Created for Joy: A Christian View of Suffering and Women Who Hear Voices: The Challenge of Religious Experience.