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, 2017-2018

Janet Hill, Chair
Ingrid Daubechies (Faculty)
Preyas Desai (Faculty)
Peter Feaver (Faculty)
Elizabeth Kiss
Michael Marsicano
Richard Powell (Faculty)
J.B. Pritzker
Carmichael Roberts
Laurene Sperling
Chris Woods (Faculty)
    Vincent Price, President, ex officio
    Sally Kornbluth, Provost, ex officio