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MacArthur Fellows

The MacArthur Fellows Program awards unrestricted fellowships to talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction. There are three criteria for selection of Fellows: exceptional creativity, promise for important future advances based on a track record of significant accomplishment, and potential for the fellowship to facilitate subsequent creative work.

  • 2018 – Kristina Olson, Psychology
  • 2011 – Shwetak Patel, Computer Science and Engineering
  • 2009 – Heather McHugh, English
  • 2008 – David R. Montgomery, Earth and Space Sciences
  • 2007 – Yoky Matsuoka, Computer Science and Engineering (former faculty)
  • 2007 – Mark Roth, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • 1998 – Linda Bierds, English
  • 1998 – Charles Johnson, English
  • 1996 – Thomas Daniel, Biology
  • 1995 – Richard White, History (former faculty)
  • 1993 – Victoria E. Foe, Biology
  • 1993 – Leonard W.J. van der Kuijp, Asian Languages and Literature (former faculty)
  • 1992 – Suzanne Lebsock, History (former faculty)
  • 1987 – Richard Kenney, English
  • 1986 – Caroline Walker Bynum, History (former faculty)
  • 1984 – Michael Freedman, Mathematics (former faculty)
  • 1984 – John E. Toews, History