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.