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American Academy of Arts & Sciences

The American Academy of Arts & Sciences was founded in 1780 by John Adams, John Hancock, and others who believed the new republic should honor exceptionally accomplished individuals and engage them in advancing the public good. More than 13,500 members have been elected since 1780. Current Academy members represent today’s innovative thinkers in every field and profession, including more than two hundred and fifty Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners.

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Northwestern faculty elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

April 27, 2020– From Northwestern Now

Eight members of the Northwestern University faculty have been elected members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honorary societies.

Anthropology and Archaeology

  • Mary Pattillo, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (2020)
  • Christopher Kuzawa, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (2019)
  • Gary A. Fine, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (2018)
  • Timothy Earle, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (2014)
  • James Allison Brown, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (2012)
  • John Hagan, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (2010)

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology

  • Olke Cornelis Uhlenbeck, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (1993)

Cellular and Developmental Biology

  • Richard Morimoto, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (2011)

Chemistry

  • Teri Odom, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (2020)
  • Michael Wasielewski, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (2016)
  • John Rogers, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science (2014)
  • Amy Rosenzweig, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (2014)
  • Richard Silverman, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (2014)
  • J. Fraser Stoddart, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (2012)
  • Chad Mirkin, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (2011)
  • Brian Hoffman, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (2002)
  • George Schatz, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (2002)
  • Mark Ratner, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (2001)
  • Tobin Marks, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (1993)
  • James Ibers, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (1991)

Economics

  • Janice Eberly, Kellogg School of Management (2013)
  • Martin Eichenbaum, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (2013)
  • Asher Wolinsky, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (2013)
  • Ehud Kalai, Kellogg School of Management (2012)
  • Christopher Udry, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (2011)
  • Eddie Dekel-Tabak, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (2008)
  • Mark Satterthwaite, Kellogg School of Management (2004)
  • Robert Gordon, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (1997)
  • Robert Porter, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (1997)
  • Joel Mokyr, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (1996)
  • Charles Manski, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (1994)

Educational and Academic Leadership

  • Eric Neilson, Feinberg School of Medicine (2016)
  • Morton O. Schapiro (2010)
  • Henry Bienen (1998)
  • Arnold Robert Weber (1990)

Engineering and Technology

  • Yonggang Huang, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science (2020)
  • Peter Voorhees, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science (2016)
  • Gregory Olson, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science (2012)
  • Monica Olvera de la Cruz, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science (2010)
  • David Seidman, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science (2010)
  • Zdenek Bazant, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science (2008)
  • Julio Ottino, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science (2003)
  • Samuel Stupp, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science (1998)
  • Stephen Davis, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science (1995)
  • Jan Achenbach, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science (1994)

History

  • Deborah Anne Cohen, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (2018)
  • Edward Muir Jr., Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (2014)
  • Sarah Maza, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (2013)
  • Ken Alder, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (2012)
  • Darlene Clark Hine, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (2006)
  • Garry Wills, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (1993)

Journalism, Media and Communications

  • Patty Loew, Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications (2019)
  • Everette Dennis, Northwestern in Qatar (2017)
  • Loren Ghiglione, Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications (2004)

Law

  • Bernard Black, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law (2016)
  • Shari Diamond, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law (2012)

Literature and Language Studies

  • Clare Cavanagh, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (2019)
  • Christopher U. Abani, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (2015)
  • Natasha Trethewey, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (2013)

Literary Criticism

  • Samuel Weber, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (2005)
  • Lawrence Lipking, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (1999)
  • G. Saul Morson, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (1995)

Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Statistics

  • Bryna Kra, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (2016)
  • Yuri Manin, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (2004)

Medical Sciences

  • Robert Lamb, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (2007)
  • Patricia Spear, Feinberg School of Medicine (2003)

Neurosciences

  • Indira Raman, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (2020)
  • David L. Ferster, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (2010)
  • Peter Dallos, School of Communication (1997)

Performing Arts

  • Mary Zimmerman, School of Communication (2004)
  • Sherrill Milnes, Bienen School of Music (2003)
  • Frank Galati, School of Communication (2001)

Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Robert Orsi, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (2008)
  • Richard Kieckhefer, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (2006)
  • Richard Kraut, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (2006)
  • Barbara Newman, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (2005)

Physics

  • Gerald Gabrielse, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (2019)

Political Science

  • Timothy J. Feddersen, Kellogg School of Management (2015)
  • James Druckman, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (2012)
  • Benjamin Page, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (2003)
  • David Austen-Smith, Kellogg School of Management (2000)

Psychological Sciences

  • Edith Chen, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (2020)
  • Alice Eagly, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (2012)
  • Sandra Waxman, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (2011)
  • Dedre Gentner, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (2004)
  • Douglas Medin, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (2002)

Sociology, Demography and Geography

  • Jim Spillane, School of Education and Social Policy (2020)
  • Carol Lee, School of Education and Social Policy (2016)
  • Larry V. Hedges, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (2008)
  • Thomas Cook, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (2000)

Visual Arts

  • E. Patrick Johnson, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (2020)
  • David Van Zanten, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (2012)