Previous Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellowship Winners

The Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellowship was established in 1905 by Clara Cooley Jacobus and is awarded to doctoral students who, in the judgement of the University faculty demonstrate the highest scholarly excellence.  Previous Jacobus winners have gone on to become leaders in all fields including academia, business, industry, and government.

1950-1959

James Snyder (deceased), Department of Art and Archaeology
Professor, Bryn Mawr
James B. Meriwether (deceased), Department of English
Professor, University of South Carolina 
Hugh J. Greenwood, Department of Geology
Professor Emeritus, University of British Columbia

1960-1969

Jaegwon Kim, Department of Philosophy
Professor Emeritus, Brown University
Robert Nozick (deceased), Department of Philosophy
Professor, Harvard University
Henry M. Gladney, Department of Chemistry
Independent Computer Software Professional, IBM Corporation
Ian I. Weinberg, Department of Sociology
Peter C. Saccio, Department of English
Professor, Dartmouth University
John S. Earman III, Department of Philosophy
Professor Emeritus, University of Pittsburgh
Graham Smith, Department of Art and Archaeology
Professor Emeritus, University of St. Andrews
Anthony Ephremides, Department of Electrical Engineering
Professor, University of Maryland

1970 - 1979

David Lenson, Department of Comparative Literature
Professor, University of Massachusetts
Georgia Fisanick Englot, Department of Chemistry
Science Teacher, Watchung Hills Regional High School
Robert B. Isreal, Department of Mathematics
Associate Professor Emeritus, University of British Columbia
Robert B. Brandom, Department of Philosophy
Professor, University of Pittsburgh
Russell H. Fazio, Department of Psychology
Professor, Ohio State University
Susan Cotts Watkins, Department of Sociology
Professor Emerita, University of Pennsylvania
James S. Amelang, Department of History
Professor, Universidad Autonoma, Madrid

1980 - 1989

George Sugihara, Department of Biology
Professor, Scripps Institute of OceanographyNorma Moore Field, Department of East Asian Studies
Norma Moore Field, Department of Near Eastern Studies
Professor, University of Chicago
Kenneth G. Libbrecht, Department of Physics
Professor, California Institute of Technology
Daniel T. Gilbert, Department of Psychology
Professor, Harvard University
Timothy E. Hampton, Department of Comparative Literature
Professor, University of California, Berkeley
Barbara S. Ryden, Department of Astrophysical Sciences
Professor, Ohio State University
Marisa Carrasco, Department of Psychology
Professor, New York University
David H. Weinberg, Department of Astrophysical Sciences
Professor, Ohio State University
David A. Bell, Department of History
Professor, Princeton University

1990 - 1999

Pamela B. Beluh, Department of Molecular Biology
Research Associate, Boeke Lab
Allan Roy Hajek, Department of Philosophy
Professor, Australian National University
Mark R. Convery, Department of Physics
Physicist, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
Nickolay Y. Gnedin, Department of Astrophysical Sciences
Professor, University of Chicago
Ue-Li Pen, Department of Astrophysical Sciences
Associate Director, Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, McLennan Laboratories
Nikita Alex Nekrasov, Department of Physics
Professor, Simons Center
Harindran Manoharan, Department of Electrical Engineering
Associate Professor, Stanford University
Claire S. J. Adjiman, Department of Chemical Engineering
Professor, Imperial College
Stanislav Boldyrev, Program in Plasma Physics
Professor, University of Wisconsin
Xiaohui Fan, Department of Astrophysical Sciences
Regents' Professor, University of Arizona
Joy Landin, Department of English
David and Ruth Guttesman Chair, Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University

2000 - 2009

Kristine Louise Haugen, Department of English
Professor, California Institute of Technology
Yueh Loo, Department of Chemical Engineering
Professor, Princeton University
Joshua Benjamin Plotkin, Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics
Professor, University of Pennsylvania
Kathleen Sarah-Jane Murray, Department of French and Italian
Associate Professor, Baylor University
Paul Florencio Copp, Department of Religion
Associate Professor, University of Chicago
Holly Vincele Sanders, Department of History
Assistant Professor, Villanova University
Michael Shell, Department of Chemical Engineering
Assistant Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara
Lior Siberman, Department of Mathematics
Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia
Liang Feng, Department of Molecular Biology
Assistant Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine
Guy Geltner, Department of History
Professor, Universiteit Van Amsterdam
Gerard Paul Passannante, Department of English
Associate Professor, University of Maryland
David Chen-yu Shih, Department of Physics
Professor, Rutgers University
Carmen Drahl, Department of Chemistry
Journalist
Egemen Kolemen, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Assistant Professor, Princeton University
Sarah Milne Pouciau, Department of German
Professor, Princeton University
William Trent Slauter, Department of History
Lecturer, Universite Paris Diderot
Thomas Samuel Clark, Department of Politics
Professor, Emory University
Kellam M. Conover, Department of Classics
Associate Attorney, Gibson Dunn
Vasily Pestun, Department of Physics
Professor, Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifques
Ning Wu, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Assistant Professor, Colorado School of the Mines
Hannah Jane Crawforth, Department of English
Senior Lecturer, King's College
Peter A. DiMaggio, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Senior Lecturer, Imperial College
Jianfeng Lu, Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics
Assistant Professor, Duke University
Vaneet Aggarwal, Department of Electrical Engineering
Assistant Professor, Purdue University
Melinda Clare Baldwin, Program in History of Science
Lecturer, Harvard University
Charles Conroy, Department of Astrophysical Sciences
Assistant Professor, Harvard University
Joseph Moshenska, Department of English
Lecturer, University of Cambridge

2010 - present

Giada Damen, Department of Art and Archaeology
Moore Vuratorial Fellow, Morgan Library and Museum
Marcus Hultmark, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Assistant Professor, Princeton University
Noam Lupu, Department of Politics
Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Siviu Pufu, Department of Physics
Assistant Professor, Princeton University
Richard C. Baliban, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Senior Researcher, ExxonMobil
William Palmer Cavendish, Department of Mathematics
Associate, McKinsey and Co.
Andrew C. Huddleston, Department of Philosophy
Lecturer, University of London
Angele Christin, Department of Sociology
Research Fellow, Data & Society Research Institute
Laura Gandolfi, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Assistant Professor, University of Chicago
George F. Young, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Director of Engineering at AgSmarts
Jiaying Zhao, Department of Psychology
Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia
Cristina Domnisoru, Program in Neuroscience
Researcher, Salk Institute for Biological Sciences
Sonika Johri, Department of Electrical Engineering
Senior Imaging Scientist, Intel
James Pickett, Department of History
Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh
Emily Vasiliauskas, Department of English
Assistant Professor, Williams College
Yu Deng, Department of Mathematics
Courant Instructor, New York University
Evan Hepler-Smith, Program in History of Science
Environmental Fellow, Harvard University
Catherine Reilly, Department of Comparative Literature
Assistant Professor, Duke University
Kimberly Shepard, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Senior Research Chemical Engineer, Bend Research
Kellen Funk, Department of History
Law Clerk, Southern Texas District
Carlee Joe-Wong, Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics
Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon
Joshua Bennet, Department of English
Fellow, Harvard University


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