Greg T. Bailey Wins Dr. Virgil Alexander Wood Dissertation Award

Boston University School of Theology alumni receives prestigious award

CINCINNATI, OH – Reverend Greg T. Bailey (STH ’04) is the first recipient of the Dr. Virgil Alexander Wood Dissertation Award given by his doctoral alma mater, Union Institute & University nationally headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The award was presented at the Union Institute & University Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Social Justice Legacy Lecture series on Thursday, January 8 at the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center in Cincinnati.

The distinction recognizes Reverend Bailey for his 2013 dissertation King’s Pursuit of Economic Justice: Correcting Capitalism through a Beloved Economy that examines Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy in building a beloved community that confronts racism, war, and poverty.

Reverend Bailey is the associate pastor at Union Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, where he serves as worship leader, adult educator and clergy support. He also practices law representing the poor and underserved.

In addition to his Union Institute & University Ph.D., earned in 2013, Reverend Bailey holds a Juris Doctorate, Business and Tax Law, from Georgetown University, a Post Juris Doctorate, Master of Sacred Theology, Social Ethics, from Boston University School of Theology, a Master of Divinity from Andover Newton Theological School, and a bachelor of science in business administration from Fairfield University, School of Business.