2014 - Mae Elise Cannon
The Rev. Mae Elise Cannon (Ph.D., history, ’14), executive director of Churches for Middle East Peace, wrote A Land Full of God: Christian Perspectives on the Holy Land (Cascade Books, 2017). The book aims to give American Christians an opportunity to promote peace and justice in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Cannon is the author of the award-winning Social Justice Handbook and other books on spirituality and justice. Her doctoral studies at UC Davis focused on the history of the American Protestant church’s engagement in Israel and Palestine. In addition to her UC Davis doctorate, she holds several master’s degrees.