Honorary Degrees

The awarding of honorary degrees is Duke University’s way of recognizing people who have exemplified in their work the highest ideals and standards to which the University is dedicated.  By awarding honorary degrees, the University affirms its vital interest in and connection with excellence in any valued aspect of human endeavor.

Committee on Honorary Degrees Membership, 2016-2017

Janet Hill, Chair
Jamie Boyle (Faculty)
Robin Ferracone
Elizabeth Kiss
Anna Knight
Susan Lozier (Faculty)
J. Lorand Matory (Faculty)
Patty Morton
Shep Moyle
Tom Rankin (Faculty)
Carmichael Roberts
Jeff Ubben
Chris Woods (Faculty)
    Richard Brodhead, President, ex officio
    Sally Kornbluth, Provost, ex officio