Yale awarded the first Ph.D. degrees in the United States.
The Graduate School honors faculty members at Convocation for their exemplary qualities as mentors. Graduate students nominate dissertation advisors and other faculty for their advising and support, and the honorees are chosen by a committee of students and faculty, in coordination with the GSAS Dean's office.
Humanities: Crystal Feimster, Associate Professor of African American Studies and American Studies
Natural Sciences: Valentina Greco, Professor of Geology and Geophysics
Social Sciences: Claire Bowern, Professor of Linguistics