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Honorary Fellows

Esteemed Fellows
Celebrating human achievement is part of The Honors College at Oakland University. Here we celebrate the work and achievements of our Honors College Honorary Esteemed Fellows. From all walks of life, but with a shared sense of purpose and ambition, The Honors College Honorary Esteemed Fellows embody the ideals of going beyond the ordinary and seeking to make a difference. Scroll down and join with us here in celebrating the achievements of the Honorary Esteemed Fellows of The Honors College at Oakland University.


Jody Williams - Learn More About Jody
Nobel Prize Winner and Honorary Esteemed Fellow of The Honors College

The International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), the Nobel Women’s Initiative, activist, writer, teacher, Nobel Peace Prize winner.


David Kelley - Learn More about David
CEO of design company, IDEO, one of the most significant design and consulting companies in the world.
David’s contributions to the field of design are a human-centered methodology and culture of innovation. Winner of the Edison Achievement Award for Innovation, the Chrysler Design Award and the National Design Award in Product Design from the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum


Andrew Motion
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Former Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Honorary Esteemed Fellow of The Honors College

Poet, novelist, biographer, in 2009 Andrew Motion was knighted for his services to literature. He was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1999 – 2009.
Research Fellows
Honorary Research Fellow, Dr John Rink

We celebrate the work of Dr John Rink, Professor of Musical Performance Studies, and a Fellow of St John's College, University of Cambridge. Hear more about Dr Rink's work in this video.