Awards & Honors

1963 — Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, Ph.D in Linguistics and Middle Eastern Studies, supported by NDFL and Ford Foundation grants, honorary Woodrow Wilson Fellowship. Dissertation published (Bateson 1970).

1960 — Radcliffe College, Cambridge, MA, B.A. in Semitic Languages, Phi Beta Kappa, Magna cum laude.

Honorary Doctorates in Humane Letters

1994 — Fordham University

1996 — University of Redlands

1998 — DePaul University

1999 — Marygrove College

2000 — Mills College

Awards and Medals

1996 — Radcliffe Alumnae Recognition Award

2000 — Smithsonian Institution, John P. McGovern Award in Behavioral Sciences,

2010 — Media Ecology Association, Neil Postman Award for Career Achievement in Public Intellectual Activity

2010 — Books for a Better Life Award (Psychology)

2010 — Volunteers of America, Empathy Award

2011 — American Society for Cybernetics, Norbert Weiner gold medal

2011 — Fielding University, Institute for Social Innovation, Lifetime Achievement Award in Social Change and Positive Aging.