Elected Members

Election to the American Philosophical Society honors extraordinary accomplishments in all fields. The APS is unusual among learned societies because its Membership is comprised of top scholars from a wide variety of academic disciplines.

The APS is an elected body of scholars from all different disciplines. Today the Society has approximately 1,000 elected Members, about 840 of whom are Resident Members (are citizens of or live and work in the United States) and about 160 of whom are International Members from more than two dozen countries. As of April, 2023, only 5,853 Members have been elected since 1743. Since 1900, more than 260 Members have received the Nobel Prize.

Early Members included George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Marshall. In the 19th century, John James Audubon, Robert Fulton, Charles Darwin, Thomas Edison, and Louis Pasteur were among those elected. Albert Einstein, Robert Frost, and George Marshall hint at the scientific, humanistic, and public accomplishments of 20th-century Members. The first woman was elected in 1789the Russian Princess Dashkova, president of the Imperial Academy of Sciences of St. Petersburg.

The photo above shows the diversity of the Society's Membership, with Michael Marletta (molecular biologist), Joyce Carol Oates (author), Stephen Lippard (chemist), Yve-Alain Bois (art historian), Martha Minow (legal scholar), and Elena Kagan (Justice of the US Supreme Court) all sitting in the front row waiting to be inducted into the Society.


Newly Elected Members

April 2023 - Class 1

Class 1: Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Lene Vestergaard Hau        
Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics and of Applied Physics, Area Chair for Applied Physics, Harvard University.

John Cromwell Mather        
Senior Project Scientist, James Webb Space Telescope, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Adjunct Professor of Physics, College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences, University of Maryland

Curtis T. McMullen        
Maria Moors Cabot Professor, Harvard University

Marilyn Raphael        
Professor of Geography, Director of the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, University of California, Los Angeles

David R. Walt        
Hansjörg Wyss Professor of Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard Medical School; Professor of Pathology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Core Faculty, Wyss Institute for Bioinspired Engineering at Harvard University; Professor, Howard Hughes Medical Institute


Vladimir Kučera        
Vice Director, Professor, Distinguished Researcher, Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics at the Czech Technical University in Prague; Scientist Emeritus, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

Carol Vivien Robinson        
Dr. Lee’s Professor of Physical Science and Theoretical Chemistry, Professional Fellow, Exeter College, Founder Director, OMass Therapeutics, Founder Director, Kavli Institute for Nanoscience Discovery, University of Oxford

April 2023 - Class 2


Rosina M. Bierbaum        
Professor of Natural Resources and Environment Policy, School for Environment and Sustainability, University of Michigan; Roy F. Weston Chair in Natural Economics, University of Maryland

Emery N. Brown        
Edward Hood Taplin Professor of Medical Engineering and of Computational Neuroscience, Professor of Health Sciences and Technology, Investigator, Picower Center for Learning and Memory, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Warren M. Zapol Professor of Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital

Paul A. Offit        
Attending Physician, Division of Infectious Diseases, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Maurice R. Hilleman Professor of Vaccinology and Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Ardem Patapoutian        
Professor of Neuroscience, Dorris Neuroscience Center, Presidential Endowed Chair in Neurobiology, Scripps Research Institute; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Barbara Anna Schaal        
Mary Dell Chilton Distinguished Professor, Department of Biology, Washington University in St. Louis

April 2023 - Class 3


Carol Anderson        
Charles Howard Candler Professor, Department of African American Studies, Emory University

Ellen R. Cohn        
Editor-in-Chief, Papers of Benjamin Franklin, Senior Research Scholar, Department of History, Yale University

Jennifer Lynn Eberhardt        
Morris M. Doyle Centennial Professor of Public Policy, William R. Kimball Professor at the Graduate School of Business, Professor of Psychology and by courtesy, of Law, Co-Director, SPARQ (Social Psychological Answers to Real-World Questions) Stanford University

Kathryn Edin        
William Church Osborn Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University

James Forman, Jr.        
Professor, Yale Law School

Catharine A. MacKinnon        
Elizabeth A. Long Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School; James Barr Ames Visiting Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Bruce Western        
Bryce Professor of Sociology and Social Justice, Director, Justice Lab, Columbia University


Naomi Ellemers        
Distinguished University Professor, Utrecht University, the Netherlands

April 2023 - Class 4


Angelos Chaniotis        
Professor, Institute for Advanced Study

Kellie Jones        
Professor in Art History and Archaeology and African American Studies, Chair, Department African American and African Diaspora Studies, Hans Hofmann Professor of Modern Art, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University

Wai-yee Li        
1879 Professor of Chinese Literature, Harvard University

Geoffrey Parker        
Distinguished University Professor and Andreas Dorpalen Professor of European History, The Ohio State University

Susan Stewart        
Poet; Avalon Foundation University Professor in the Humanities, Professor of English, Associate member Department of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University


John Dupré        
Professor of Philosophy of Science, Consulting Director (formerly Director), The Centre for the Study of Life Sciences (Egenis), University of Exeter

Monika Fludernik        
Chair of English Literature, English Department, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität of Freiburg im Breisgau

April 2023 - Class 5


Peter J. Dougherty        
Director, APS Press, American Philosophical Society

Johanna Ruth Drucker        
Martin and Bernard Breslauer Professor of Bibliographical Studies, Distinguished Professor, Department of Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles

Louise Erdrich        
Novelist, Poet

Dorothy E. Roberts        
George A. Weiss University Professor of Law & Sociology, Raymond Pace & Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights, Professor of Africana Studies, Director, Penn Program on Race, Science & Society, University of Pennsylvania

Tracy K. Smith        
Poet; Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor, Harvard Radcliffe Institute; Professor of English and of African and African American Studies, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University


Michael G. Marmot        
Professor in Epidemiology & Public Health, Director, UCL Institute of Health Equity, University College London

April 2022 - Class 1


Tobin Jay Marks
Tobin Jay Marks
Charles E. and Emma H. Morrison Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Vladimir N. Ipatieff Professor of Catalytic Chemistry, Professor of Applied Physics, Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Northwestern University

Kathleen McKeown
Kathleen McKeown
Henry and Gertrude Rothschild Professor of Computer Science, Columbia University

Kimberly Prather
Kimberly A. Prather
Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, Distinguished Chair in Atmospheric Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego

David Spergel
David N. Spergel
President, Simons Foundation; Charles Young Professor of Astronomy Emeritus, Princeton University

Howard Stone
Howard A. Stone
Donald R. Dixon ‘69 and Elizabeth W. Dixon Professor, Chair, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University


Bernard Fanaroff
Bernard Fanaroff
Former Director, Square Kilometre Array South Africa Project; Adviser to the Minister for Trade, Industry and Competition and former adviser to the Director of the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory; Former Deputy Director General in President Mandela’s Office of the President

Stephen Weiner
Stephen Weiner
Professor Emeritus in Biomineralization and Archaeological Science, Weizmann Institute of Science

April 2022 - Class 2

Class 2: Biological Sciences

​​​​​​​Francis Collins
Francis Sellers Collins

Acting Science Advisor to the President, Acting Co-Chair of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology; Senior Investigator, Molecular Genetics Section, National Human Genome Research Institute

Karl Deisseroth
Karl Deisseroth

DH Chen Professor, Professor of Bioengineering and of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

​​​​​​​Christopher Field
Christopher Bower Field

Professor, Department of Earth System Science, Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment, Senior Fellow, Precourt Institute for Energy, Melvin and Joan Lane Professor for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies, Perry L. McCarty Director, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University

​​​​​​​Maria Jasin
Maria Jasin

Professor, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

​​​​​​​Leslie Vosshall
Leslie B. Vosshall

Robin Chemers Neustein Professor, Head of Laboratory of Neurogenetics and Behavior, Director, Kavli Neural Systems Institute, The Rockefeller University; Investigator, Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer, Howard Hughes Medical Institute


Sandra Diaz
Sandra Díaz

Full Professor of Community and Ecosystems Ecology, Department of Biological Diversity and Ecology, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina; Investigador Superior, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET)

April 2022 - Class 3

Class 3: Social Sciences

Anita LaFrance Allen
Anita LaFrance Allen

Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy, Affiliated Faculty, Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition, Affiliated Faculty, Department of Africana Studies, Affiliated Faculty, Warren Center for Network & Data Sciences, Affiliated Faculty, Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law, Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania

​​​​​​​Matthew Desmond
Matthew Desmond

Maurice P. During Professor of Sociology, Princeton University

​​​​​​​Elizabeth Hinton
Elizabeth K. Hinton

Professor of Law, Yale Law School, Associate Professor, Department of History and the Department of African American Studies, Yale University

David Laibson
David I. Laibson

Robert I. Goldman Professor of Economics, Director, Foundations of Human Behavior Initiative, Faculty Dean, Lowell House, Harvard University; Co-Director, National Bureau of Economic Research Roybal Center on Behavior Change in Health, National Institutes of Health

Jennifer Richeson
Jennifer Richeson

Philip R. Allen Professor of Psychology, Yale University


Desmond King
Desmond S. King

Andrew W. Mellon Professor of American Government, Professorial Fellow, Nuffield College, University of Oxford

April 2022 - Class 4

Class 4: Humanities

Mary Carruthers
Mary J. Carruthers

Remarque Professor Emeritus of Literature, New York University; Quondam Fellow of All Souls College, University of Oxford

Didier Fassin
Didier Fassin

James D. Wolfensohn Professor of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Study; Directeur d’études, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris

​​​​​​​Tanya Marie Luhrmann
Tanya Marie Luhrmann

Albert Ray Lang Professor of Anthropology, Stanford University

​​​​​​​Salikoko Mufwene
Salikoko S. Mufwene

The Edward Carson Waller Distinguished Service Professor of Linguistics and the College, Professor, Committee of Evolutionary Biology, Professor, Committee on the Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science, Professor, Committee on African Studies, University of Chicago

Robert Peck
Robert McCracken Peck

Curator of Art and Artifacts and Senior Fellow, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

Jahan Ramazani
Jahan Ramazani

University Professor, Edgar F. Shannon Professor of English, University of Virginia


Peter Godfrey-Smith
Peter Godfrey-Smith

Professor of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Sydney

Pierre-Étienne Will
Pierre-Étienne Will

Professor Emeritus of Modern Chinese History, Collège de France

April 2022 - Class 5

Class 5: The Arts, Professions, Leaders in Public and Private Affairs

​​​​​​​France Anne-Dominic Córdova
France Anne-Dominic Córdova

President, Science Philanthropy Alliance; Former Director, National Science Foundation; President Emeritus, Purdue University

​​​​​​​Matthew Fletcher
Matthew L. M. Fletcher

Harry Burns Hutchins Collegiate Professor of Law, University of Michigan

Suzan Harjo
Suzan Shown Harjo

President, Morning Star Institute

​​​​​​​Alberto Ibargüen
Alberto Ibargüen

President, Knight Foundation

Nicholas Lemann
Nicholas Lemann

Joseph Pulitzer II and Edith Pulitzer Moore Professor of Journalism, Dean Emeritus, Columbia University

​​​​​​​Leslie Anne Miller
Leslie Anne Miller

Chair, Board of Directors, Philadelphia Museum of Art

Tracy Palandjian
Tracy Palandjian

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Social Finance

​​​​​​​Natasha Trethewey
Natasha Trethewey

Board of Trustees Professor of English, Northwestern University


​​​​​​​Nili Cohen
Nili Cohen

Former President, Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities; Professor of Law Emeritus, Former Rector, Tel Aviv University

Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Pianist; Artistic Director and Principal Conductor, Orchestre Métropolitain, Montreal; Music Director, Philadelphia Orchestra; Music Director, New York Metropolitan Opera; Honorary Conductor, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra

April 2021 – Class 1

Class 1: Mathematical and Physical Sciences


Joseph S. Francisco                                                      
President’s Distinguished Professor of Earth and Environmental Science, Professor of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania; William E. Moore Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and Chemistry, Purdue University


Barbara V. Jacak                                                           
Faculty Senior Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Professor of Physics, University of California, Berkeley


Deb Niemeier                                                                  
Clark Distinguished Chair in Sustainability, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park; Professor Emerita, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Davis


Daniel G. Nocera                                               
Patterson Rockwood Professor of Energy, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University; Founder and Board of Directors, Kula Bio


Billie Lee Turner II                                                       
Regents’ Professor, Gilbert F. White Professor of Environment and Society, School of the Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning and School of Sustainability, Arizona State University; Distinguished Research Professor of Geography, Clark University


Neil deGrasse Tyson                                                    
Astrophysicist, Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium, Rose Center for Earth and Space, American Museum of Natural History; Co-founder, Executive Producer, and Host, StarTalk Radio



Michael Victor Berry
Melville Wills Professor of Physics Emeritus, University of Bristol, United Kingdom

April 2021 – Class 2

Class 2: Biological Sciences


Anna Katherine “Kay” Behrensmeyer                              
Senior Research Geologist, Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology, Department of Paleobiology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution


Kristen Hawkes                                                 
Distinguished Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Utah


Marc Kirschner                                                             
John Franklin Enders University Professor, Harvard University, Professor of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School


Trudy Frances Charlene Mackay                            
Director, Clemson Center for Human Genetics, Self Family Endowed Chair of Human Genetics, and Professor of Genetics and Biochemistry, Clemson University


Gene E. Robinson                                                          
Director, Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, Swanlund Chair, Center for Advanced Study Professor in Entomology and Neuroscience, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign



Charles Godfray                                                 
Director, Oxford Martin School, Professor of Population Biology, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford


Krishnaswamy VijayRaghavan                                                        
Principal Scientific Adviser, Government of India; Professor Emeritus, Former Director, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bangalore, India

April 2021 – Class 3

Class 3: Social Sciences


Daron Acemoglu                        
Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


David W. Blight                                                   
Sterling Professor of History, of African American Studies, and of American Studies, Director, Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, Yale University


Philip Joseph Deloria                                                   
Leverett Saltonstall Professor of History, Harvard University


Arlie Russell Hochschild                                            
Professor Emerita of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley


Sheila Jasanoff                                                                
Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University


Diana L. Kormos-Buchwald                                      
General Editor and Director, The Einstein Papers Project, Robert M. Abbey Professor of History, Division of the Humanities & the Social Sciences, California Institute of Technology


Cecilia Elena Rouse                                                       
Lawrence and Shirley Katzman and Lewis and Anna Ernst Professor in the Economics of Education, Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University



Mireille Delmas-Marty                                                
Member, French Academy of Moral and Political Sciences; Professor Emeritus, Collège de France

April 2021 – Class 4

Class 4: Humanities


Elizabeth Anderson                                                      
John Dewey Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy and Women’s & Gender Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


Kathleen Mary Coleman                                             
James Loeb Professor of the Classics, Chair, Department of Classics, Harvard University


Ronald Egan                                                                     
Confucius Institute Professor of Sinology, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Stanford University; Emeritus Professor of Chinese, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara


Mary Miller                                                                      
Director, Getty Research Institute


Richard J. Powell                                                         
John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art and Art History, Duke University



Moshe Halbertal                                                 
Professor of Jewish Thought and Philosophy, Hebrew University; Gruss Professor of Law, New York University Law School


Deborah Howard                                                           
Professor Emerita of Architectural History, Faculty of Architecture and History of Art, Fellow, St John’s College, University of Cambridge


Sarah Stroumsa                                                  
Alice and Jack Ormut Professor of Arabic Studies Emerita, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

April 2021 – Class 5

Class 5: The Arts, Professions, Leaders in Public and Private Affairs


Tomiko Brown-Nagin                                                  
Dean, Harvard Radcliffe Institute, Daniel P.S. Paul Professor of Constitutional Law, Harvard Law School, Professor of History, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Chair, Presidential Committee on Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery, Harvard University


Lydia Davis                                                                       
Short story writer, novelist, essayist, and translator; Professor of English Emerita, SUNY Albany


Denyce Graves                                                                 
Operatic Mezzo-Soprano; Rosa Ponselle Distinguished Faculty Artist (Voice), Peabody Institute, Johns Hopkins University


Joy Harjo                                                               
U.S. Poet Laureate, Musician


Indra Nooyi                                                                      
Former Chief Executive Officer, PepsiCo; Board of Directors, Amazon; Co-Chair, Board of Directors, AdvanceCT (Connecticut Economic Resource Center); Class of 1951 Chair for the Study of Leadership,  West Point


Darren Walker                                                                
President, Ford Foundation

April 2020 - Class 1

Class 1: Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Ernest J. Moniz
Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physics and Engineering Systems Emeritus, Special Advisor to the President, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; CEO, Energy Futures Initiative; Co-Chair and CEO, Nuclear Threat Initiative; Former U.S. Secretary of Energy

James M. Moran
Senior Scientist, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Donald H. Menzel Emeritus Professor of Astrophysics, Harvard University

Sidney Nagel
Stein-Freiler Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Physics, James Franck Institute, and Enrico Fermi Institute, University of Chicago

Monica Olvera de la Cruz
Lawyer Taylor Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Director of the Center for Computation and Theory of Soft Materials; Deputy-Director, Center for Bio-Inspired Energy Science, Northwestern University

Eva Tardos
Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Computer Science, Cornell University


Lia Addadi
Professor, Department of Structural Biology, President’s Advisor for Advancing Women in Science, Weizmann Institute of Science

Ewine van Dishoeck
Professor of Molecular Astrophysics, Leiden Observatory, Leiden University; President, International Astronomical Union

April 2020 - Class 2

Class 2: Biological Sciences

Jeanne Altmann 
Eugene Higgins Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Emerita, Princeton University

Scott Edwards
Alexander Agassiz Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Curator of Ornithology, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University

David Ginsburg
James V. Neel Distinguished University Professor, Departments of Internal Medicine, Human Genetics, and Pediatrics, Life Sciences Institute, University of Michigan, Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Carl June
Richard W. Vague Professor in Immunotherapy, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Director Center for Cellular Immunotherapies, Director, Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, Perelman School of Medicine, Universtiy of Pennsylvania

Venki Ramakrishnan
Group Leader, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology; Fellow, Trinity College, Cambridge; President, The Royal Society, London


John Skehel 
Emeritus Research Scientist, The Francis Crick Institute; former Biological Secretary and Vice-President, The Royal Society; Director, MRC National Institute for Medical Research

April 2020 - Class 3

Class 3: Social Sciences

Mahzarin R. Banaji 
Richard Clarke Cabot Professor of Social Ethics, Department of Psychology, Senior Advisor to Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University; External Faculty, Santa Fe Institute

Joyce E. Chaplin
James Duncan Phillips Professor of Early American History, Harvard University

Alondra Nelson 
Harold F. Linder Professor, School of Social Science, , Institute for Advanced Study; President, Social Science Research Council

James C. Scott
Sterling Professor of Political Science, Professor of Anthropology, Professor of Forest & Environmental Studies, Yale University

Alan Taylor 
Thomas Jefferson Foundation Chair, Department of History, University of Virginia

April 2020 - Class 4

Class 4: Humanities

Caroline Bruzelius
Anne Murnick Cogan Professor Emerita of Art and Art History, Duke University

Angela N. H. Creager 
Thomas M. Siebel Professor in the History of Science, Chair, Department of History, Princeton University

Catherine Gallagher
Ida May and William J Eggers, Jr. Professor Emerita, University of California, Berkeley

David Tracy 
Andrew Thomas Greeley and Grace McNichols Greeley Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Catholic Studies, rofessor Emeritus of Theology and the Philosophy of Religions, University of Chicago Divinity School and the John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought

David Wellbery
Director, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on German Literature and Culture, Leroy T. and Margaret Deffenbaugh Carlson University Professor, Germanic Studies, John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought, University of Chicago


Maribel Fierro 
Research Professor, Institute of Languages and Cultures of the Mediterranean (ILC), CSIC (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas)

Eva Schlotheuber
Professor for Medieval History, Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf; President, German Historical Association

April 2020 - Class 5

Class 5: The Arts, Professions, Leaders in Public and Private Affairs

Elizabeth Alexander
Essayist, Poet, President, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Marin Alsop 
Music Director, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; Chief Conductor, Vienna Radio Orchestra, Ravinia Festival; Director, Graduate Conducting Studies, Peabody Institute, John Hopkins University; Conductor of Honor, São Paulo Symphony

Louise Henry Bryson 
Former Chair, Board of Trustees, Founder, Getty Conservation Council, J. Paul Getty Trust

Lonnie Bunch III 
Secretary, Smithsonian Institution

Carla Hayden
Librarian of Congress

Goodwin Liu
Associate Justice, Supreme Court of California

David Oxtoby
President, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, President Emeritus, Pomona College

André Watts
Pianist; Jack I. and Dora B. Hamlin Endowed Chair in Music, Distinguished Professor of Music, Indiana University


Robert Tony Watson 
Former Professor and Director, Tyndall Center, University of East Anglia

April 2019 - Class 1

Class 1: Mathematical and Physical Sciences

David L. Donoho 
Professor of Statistics, Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor in the Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University

Kerry Emanuel 
Cecil & Ida Green Professor of Atmospheric Science, Co-Founder, Co-Director, The Lorenz Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Fernando Pereira 
Vice President and Engineering Fellow, Google, Inc.

David A. Tirrell 
Provost, Carl and Shirley Larson Provostial Chair, Ross McCollum - William H. Corcoran Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology

Xiaowei Zhuang 
David B. Arnold Professor of Science, Director, Center for Advanced Imaging, Harvard University; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute


Fabiola Gianotti 
Director-General, CERN

Adi Shamir 
Paul and Marlene Borman Professorial Chair of Applied Mathematics, Department of Applied Mathematics, The Weizmann Institute of Science

April 2019 - Class 2

Class 2: Biological Sciences

Catherine Dulac 
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Higgins Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Lee and Ezpeleta Professor of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

Laurie H. Glimcher 
President, Chief Executive Officer, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Richard and Susan Smith Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Erin K. O'Shea 
Investigator, President, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Paul C. Mangelsdorf Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology and Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University

Gary Ruvkun 
Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School; Hans-Hermann Schoene Distinguished Investigator, Department of Molecular Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital

Clifford J. Tabin 
George Jacob and Jacqueline Hazel Leder Professor of Genetics, Chair, Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School; Adjunct Professor of Health Sciences & Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Kamaljit S. Bawa 
Founder, President, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment, India; Distinguished Professor of Biology, University of Massachusetts, Boston

Chris Stringer 
Research Leader in Human Origins, Natural History Museum, London

April 2019 - Class 3

Class 3: Social Sciences

Larry M. Bartels 
Professor of Political Science, May Werthan Shayne Chair of Public Policy and Social Science, Vanderbilt University

Annette Gordon-Reed 
Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History, Harvard Law School; Professor of History, Harvard University

Martin Jay 
Sidney Hellman Ehrman Professor of History Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley

Roger B. Myerson 
Professor of Economics, David L. Pearson Distinguished Service Professor of Global Conflict Studies, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago

Philip Tetlock 
Annenberg University Professor, Professor of Psychology, School of Arts and Sciences, and Professor of Management, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania


April 2019 - Class 4

Class 4: Humanities

Kathy Eden 
Chavkin Family Professor of English, Professor of Classics, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University

Brian Daniel Joseph 
Distinguished University Professor, Kenneth E. Naylor Professor of Slavic Languages and Linguistics, Professor of Linguistics, Ohio State University

Jonathan Lear 
John U. Nef Distinguished Service Professor, Committee on Social Thought and Department of Philosophy, University of Chicago

Naomi Oreskes 
Professor of the History of Science, Affiliated Professor of Earth and Planetary Science, Harvard University

Judith Jarvis Thomson 
Professor of Philosophy Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Karine Chemla 
Directrice de recherche classe exceptionnelle, Centre National de Recherche Scientifique

Jean-Louis Ferrary 
Directeur d’études Emeritus, École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris

Romila Thapar 
Professor of History Emeritus, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

April 2019 - Class 5

Class 5: The Arts, Professions, Leaders in Public and Private Affairs

S. James Anaya
Dean, University Distinguished Professor, University of Colorado Law School

William Drayton 
Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Ashoka: Innovators for the Public

Jennifer Higdon 
Composer; Milton L. Rock Chair in Composition Studies, The Curtis Institute of Music

John Lithgow 

Nancy Weiss Malkiel 
Professor of History Emeritus, Princeton University

David M. Rubenstein 
Co-Founder, Executive Chairman, The Carlyle Group

Patrick Spero 
Librarian, Director, Library of the American Philosophical Society

Patricia Williams 
James L. Dohr Professor of Law, Columbia University; Columnist, The Nation


David Cannadine 
President,  British Academy;  Dodge Professor of History, Princeton University; Visiting Professor of History, Oxford University

April 2018 - Class 1

Class 1: Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Frances H. Arnold
Linus Pauling Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering and Biochemistry, California Institute of Technology

Eric J. Horvitz
Director, Technical Fellow, Microsoft Research Labs; Affiliate Associate Professor, Departments of Computer Science and Engineering, and of Biomedical and Health Informatics, University of Washington

Vijay Kumar
Nemirovsky Family Dean, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, University of Pennsylvania

Sara Seager
Professor of Planetary Science, Professor of Physics, Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Class of 1941 Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Richard Taylor
Robert and Luisa Fernholz Professor, Institute for Advanced Study


Jean Dalibard
Professor, Collège de France

Christopher Martin Dobson
Professor of Chemical and Structural Biology, Master of St. John’s College, University of Cambridge

April 2018 - Class 2

Class 2: Biological Sciences

Helen M. Blau
Donald E. and Delia B. Baxter Professor, Director, Baxter Laboratory in Stem Cell Biology, Stanford University School of Medicine

Diane Edmund Griffin
University Distinguished Service Professor, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University

Hopi E. Hoekstra
Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology, Departments of Organismic & Evolutionary Biology and Molecular & Cellular Biology, Curator of Mammals, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Richard E. Lenski
John Hannah Distinguished Professor of Microbial Ecology, Michigan State University

Michael W. Young
Richard and Jeanne Fisher Professor and Head, Laboratory of Genetics, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Rockefeller University


Rudolf K. Thauer
Director Emeritus, Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology; Professor of Biology Emeritus, Philipps University Marburg

Robin A. Weiss
Professor Emeritus of Viral Oncology, University College London

April 2018 - Class 3

Class 3: Social Sciences

Karen S. Cook
Ray Lyman Wilbur Professor of Sociology, Stanford University

Eric Foner
DeWitt Clinton Professor of History Emeritus, Columbia University

Margaret Levi
Sara Miller McCune Director, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Professor of Political Science, Stanford University

Reva Siegel
Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Professor, Yale Law School

Shelley Taylor
Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles


April 2018 - Class 4

Class 4: Humanities

William A. Graham
Murray A. Albertson Research Professor of Middle Eastern Studies, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and University Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus, Harvard University

Philip Stuart Kitcher
John Dewey Professor of Philosophy, Columbia University

Paul W. Kroll
Professor of Chinese, University of Colorado, Boulder

Susan Neiman
Director, Einstein Forum

Thomas M. Scanlon
Alford Professor of Natural Religion, Moral Philosophy, and Civil Polity Emeritus, Harvard University


Jakob Lothe
Professor of English Literature, University of Oslo

Avishai Margalit
Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

April 2018 - Class 5

Class 5: The Arts, Professions, Leaders in Public and Private Affairs

Ronald J. Daniels
President, Johns Hopkins University

Paul Edward Farmer
Co-founder, Chief Strategist, Partners in Health; Kolokotrones University Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Professor of Medicine, Chief, Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Special Adviser to the Secretary General on Community-based Medicine and Lessons from Haiti, United Nations

Kenneth C. Frazier
Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Merck

Frederick M. Lawrence
Secretary, Chief Executive Officer, The Phi Beta Kappa Society; Distinguished Lecturer in Law, Georgetown Law Center, Georgetown University

Sara Miller McCune
Founder, Executive Chair, SAGE Publishing

Janet Napolitano
President, University of California

Kara Walker
Artist, Kara Walker Studio; Tepper Chair in Visual Art, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University


Rosalie Silberman Abella
Justice, Supreme Court of Canada

Orhan Pamuk