Ohio University

Honorary Doctorate Recipients

Below is a listing of honorary doctorates awarded by Ohio University, arranged by year.

1925

Jacob Grant Collicott, Doctor of Laws
Harry Emerson Fosdick, Doctor of Sacred Theology


1927

Charles Edward Skinner, Doctor of Science
Daniel Willard, Doctor of Laws


1928

John Steward Bryan, Doctor of Laws
Albert Leonard, Doctor of Education


1929

Henry Clyde Shertone, Master of Arts


1930

Myers Y. Cooper, Doctor of Laws


1931

Louis Rudolph de Steiguer, Doctor of Laws


1932

William Lowe Bryan, Doctor of Humane Letters 
Earnest Brown Skinner, Doctor of Laws


1933

Frank Pierpont Graves, Doctor of Laws


1934

Clinton Poston Biddle, Doctor of Laws
Luther Allan Weigle, Doctor of Sacred Theology


1954

William E. Alderman, Doctor of Laws
Arthur A. Brainerd, Doctor of Engineering
Benjamin F. Fairless, Doctor of Laws
Fredia M. Gillilan, Doctor of Humane Letters
Frank J. Lausche, Doctor of Laws
Jay Arthur Myers, Doctor of Laws
Ralph W. Sockman, Doctor of Laws
John Theodorakopoulos, Doctor of Laws
Ernst von Dohnanyi, Doctor of Music


1957

John W. Galbreath, Doctor of Laws
C. W. O'Neill, Doctor of Laws
Hiram Roy Wilson, Doctor of Letters


1958

Dag Hammarskjold, Doctor of Laws


1961

John C. Baker, Doctor of Humane Letters; Founders Citation
Governor Michael DiSalle, Doctor of Humane Letters
Walter S. Gamertsfelder, Doctor of Laws
Dr. J. W. Morgan, Curator of Chemical Literature


1962

The Reverand Arvid Willard Alden, Doctor of Divinity
Donald Kirk David, Doctor of Humane Letters
George Frederic Doriot, Doctor of Laws
Barnaby Conrad Kenney, Doctor of Humane Letters
James Alfred Perkins, Doctor of Humane Letters


1964

Robert S. McNamara, Doctor of Humane Letters


1965

Pauline Frederick, Doctor of Humane Letters
Fred Howe Johnson, Doctor of Laws
Yousuf Karsch, Doctor of Humane Letters
Edwin L. Kennedy, Doctor of Laws


1966

Dr. Charles Ephriam Burchfield, Doctor of Humane Letters
Dr. Starke R. Hathaway, Doctor of Humane Letters
Wayne L. Hays, Doctor of Laws


1967

Dr. C. Frederick Kittle, Doctor of Laws
James Allen Rhodes, Doctor of Laws
Eldon T. Smith, Doctor of Humane Letters


1968

Dr. Ishaya S. Audu, Doctor of Humane Letters
Oscar Cargill, Doctor of Humane Letters
William H. Fenzel, Doctor of Humane Letters
John Gardner, Doctor of Laws
Richard L. Krabach, Doctor of Public Finance
Dr. Franklin D. Murphy, Doctor of Humane Letters


1969

Vernon R. Alden, Doctor of Letters
John A. Hannah, Doctor of Humane Letters
Granville, Hicks, Doctor of Humane Letters
Marjorie Lawrence, Doctor of Humane Letters
Henry Viscardi, Jr., Doctor of Humane Letters


1970

Martin Walker Essex, Doctor of Laws
Joseph B. Hall, Doctor of Laws
Barton A. Holl, Sr., Doctor of Laws
Paul M. Kendall, Doctor of Humane Letters


1971

Warren Holmes Corning, Doctor of Humane Letters
Earl C. Seigred, Doctor of Humane Letters
George W. Stacher, Doctor of Humane Letters
Calvin William Verity, Jr., Doctor of Humane Letters


1972

Lester D. Crow, Doctor of Humane Letters
Paul Ricoeur, Doctor of Humane Letters


1973

Arshad Ayub, Doctor of Laws
Elmer Jagoq, Doctor of Laws
Rowena Sprout, Doctor of Humane Letters
Frank Stanton, Doctor of Mass Communication


1974

John Martin, Doctor of Humane Letters
Jerome Robbins, Doctor of Humane Letters
Cornelius J. Ryan, Doctor of Humane Letters
C. Paul Stocker, Doctor of Engineering


1975

Andrew Alford, Doctor of Applied Science
James Warren McClure, Doctor of Mass Communication
Kohei Miura, Doctor of Engineering, Science Education (posthumous)
Fritz J. Russ, Doctor of Engineering


1958

Dean W. Jeffers, Doctor of Laws
Helen M. Robinson Jobe, Doctor of Humane Letters
Dwight H. Rutherford, Doctor of Laws
Jacqueline G. Wexler, Doctor of Humane Letters


1977

Sidney Alexander, Doctor of Humane Letters
Stephen H. Fuller, Doctor of Laws
Ariel C. Hollinshead, Doctor of Science
Vernal G. Riffe, Jr., Doctor of Laws
Jesse Hilton Stuart, Doctor of Humane Letters


1978

Richard W. Eddy, Doctor of Laws
Jeanette G. Grasselli, Doctor of Science
Eugene F. Rinta, Doctor of Laws


1979

Elizabeth Evans Baker, Doctor of Humane Letters
Lillian Gordy Cater, Doctor of Humane Letters
Richard E. Leakey, Doctor of Humane Letters
Oliver Ocasek, Doctor of Laws
President Kazuo Yamada, Doctor of Laws (President of Chubu Univ.)


1980

John S. Denslow, Doctor of Science
Malcolm S. Forbes, Doctor of Humane Letters
Patricia R. Harris, Doctor of Laws
Dato Musa Hitam, Doctor of Public Service (Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia)
Wilfred R. Konneker, Doctor of Laws


1981

John Janeway Conger, Doctor of Science
Philip Handler, Doctor of Science
Harold W. McGraw, Jr., Doctor of Humane Letters
Tun Hussein bin Onn, Doctor of Laws and Public Service (Prime Minister of Malaysia)
Senator George V. Voinovich, Doctor of Laws


1982

Marsetio Donosepoetro, Doctor of Science
Herbert A. Einhorn, Doctor of Laws
John H. McConnell, Doctor of Laws
Lee M. Rich, Doctor of Communication
Van Gordon Sauter, Doctor of Humane Letters
Charles E. Scripps, Doctor of Communication
Sol Taishoff, Doctor of Communication
John Derfel Turner, Doctor of Laws


1983

Alton W. Whitehouse, Jr., Doctor of Laws


1984

John Herbert Beeler, Doctor of Humane Letters
Philip Caldwell, Doctor of Laws
Demetrios Coucouzis, Doctor of Humane Letters
Charles E. Glover, Doctor of Laws
Sydney Gruson, Doctor of Humane Letters
His Eminence Archbishop Iakovos, Doctor of Humane Letters (Primate of the Greek Orthodox Archidocese of North and South America)
Senator Harry Meshel, Doctor of Laws


1985

Governor Richard F. Celeste, Doctor of Laws
Warren G. French, Doctor of Humane Letters
James William Fulbright, Doctor of Humane Letters
Hsino Kao, Doctor of Science
Cruse W. Moss, Doctor of Laws
Corwin W. Nixon, Doctor of Laws
Ralph E. Schey, Doctor of Laws


1986

Kathleen Battle, Doctor of Music
Daniel J. Boorstin, Doctor of Letters
Murray Goldstein, Doctor of Science
Robert Hartford, Doctor of Laws
Thomas Tlou, Doctor of Laws
Peter V. Ueberroth, Doctor of Laws


1987

Glenn H. Brown, Doctor of Science
Paul E. Gillmor, Doctor of Laws
Donald J. Pease, Doctor of Laws


1988

Robert E. Holmes, Doctor of Laws
Loret Miller Ruppe, Doctor of Humane Letters
Helen Suzman, (No specific degree listed in records)
Chen-Ku Wang, Doctor of Laws
Elie Wiesel, Doctor of Humane Letters


1989

Roger E. Ailes, Doctor of Communication
Carol C. Harter, Doctor of Humane Letters
Paul Kennedy, Doctor of Laws
Dr. Q. K. J. Masire, Doctor of Humane Letters


1990

William G. Anderson, Doctor of Humane Letters
William B. Coulter, Doctor of Humane Letters
His Royal Highness Tunku Ja'afar Ibni Al-Marhum, Doctor of Law (Sultan of Malaysia)
J. Bill McCutcheon, Doctor of Theater
Eudora A. Welty, Doctor of Literature


1991

Dato Haji Ani bin Arope, Doctor of Laws
Foster Harmon, Doctor of Fine Arts


1992

Stanley J. Aronoff, Doctor of Humane Letters
The Right Reverend William G. Black, Doctor of Humane Letters
James Bruning, Doctor of Humane Letters
N. Scott Momaday, Doctor of Humane Letters
Gertrude F. Rempfer, Doctor of Science
K. Wayne Smith, Doctor of Laws


1993

Bernarda Bryson Shahn, Doctor of Fine Arts
You-Bao Shao, Doctor of Laws
William J. Holmes, Doctor of Laws
Clarence E. Page, Doctor of Letters


1994

Ernest L. Boyer, Doctor of Laws
Mary Pallay Covell, Doctor of Humane Letters
Alan E. Riedel, Doctor of Laws
Claire Oates Ping, Doctor of Humane Letters


1995

Jenny Holzer, Doctor of Arts


1996

Edward O. Wilson, Doctor of Science
Richard H. Brown, Doctor of Laws


1997

Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, Doctor of Humane Letters
Frederick Harris, Doctor of Fine Arts
Robert D. Walter, Doctor of Business
Sally Aw Sian, Doctor of Mass Communication


1998

Terry Anderson, Doctor of Humane Letters
John C. Angus, Doctor of Science
Speaker Newt Gingrich, Doctor of Public Service
Daniel Kung-Chuen Shao, Doctor of Laws
James J. Whalen, Doctor of Laws


1999

His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Doctor of Laws (The Ninth Monarch of Thailand)
Benny Ray Bailey, Doctor of Public Service
Leon Harris, Doctor of Mass Communication
Pedro Miguel Lamport, Doctor of Public Service
Murray Louis, Doctor of Performing Arts


2000

Helena Thomas, Doctor of Communication


2001

Sang-Hoon Bang, Doctor of Mass Communication
Leona Hughes, Doctor of Humane Letters
Thomas Mapfumo, Doctor of Music


2002

Robert P. Axline, Jr., Doctor of Humane Letters
David C. Wilhelm, Doctor of Public Service


2003

Martin L. Hecht, Jr., Doctor of Laws
Donald E. Osterbrock, Doctor of Science
Beth K. Stocker, Doctor of Humane Letters
Martin Savidge, Doctor of Mass Communications


2004

N. Victor Goodman, Doctor of Public Service
Riste Gusterov, Doctor of Laws
David McCullough, Doctor of Humane Letters


2005

Arlene "Phoebe" Beasley, Doctor of Fine Arts
Charles R. Stuckey, Jr., Doctor of Engineering


2006

Carl E. Heiles, Ph.D., Doctor of Science
Sadanand Singh, Ph.D., Doctor of Laws
Brian Unger, B.S.C., Doctor of Communication
Charles M. Vest, Ph.D., Doctor of Science


2007

Kao Kim Hourn, Ph.D., Doctor of Public Service
Jennie S. Hwang, Ph.D., Doctor of Science
Thanu Kulachol, Ph.D., Doctor of Humane Letters
John Light, Ph.D., Doctor of Laws
Chief Ken Nnamani, Doctor of Laws


2008

Peter King, Doctor of Communication
John S. Mattox, Doctor of Public Service


2009

Herman Leonard, Doctor of Fine Arts
Paul Dutton Grannis, Ph.D., Doctor of Science
Judy Clabes, Doctor of Communications


2011

Dr. Atul Gawande, Doctor of Public Service


2012

Michael E. Jackson, Lt., Col., USAF (Ret), Doctor of Public Service
Hwa-Wei Lee, Ph.D., Doctor of Letters


2013

Paul Schullery, Doctor of Literature
Dr. Thomas J. Meyer, Doctor of Chemistry


2014

Raymon B. Fogg Sr., Doctor of Humane Letters
Ambassador Tebelelo Mazile Seretse, Doctor of Public Service


2015

Brig. Gen. James M. Abraham, Army (Ret), Doctor of Public Service


2016

Ms. Cheryl Hurley, (No specific degree listed in record)


2017

David M. Crane, Doctor of Laws


2018

Recipients Forthcoming