On Tuesday, February 17, 2015, the Center for Constitutional Studies at Utah Valley University (CCS) conferred its highest award of Honorary Fellow upon Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historian, Gordon S. Wood.
Gordon Wood is the Alva O. Way University Professor and Professor of History Emeritus at Brown University. He is a contributor and reviewer for The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, and The New Republic. He is also a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society. In connection with this award, Professor Wood delivered the keynote address at the CCS International Symposium on Magna Carta.
Professor Wood is one of the most renowned U.S. historians and scholars of our age. His work has received numerous awards, including: the Bancroft Prize, the De Lancey K. Jay Prize, the Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award, the John H. Dunning Prize, the Ralph Waldo Emerson Prize, and the Julia Ward Howe Prize by the Boston Authors Club. He is also twice the winner of the prestigious Pulitzer Prize Award for History.
Gordon S. Wood joins former Utah Supreme Court Justice and Religious Leader, Dallin H. Oaks, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, David McCullough, as Honorary Fellows of the Center for Constitutional Studies.
This symposium’s other distinguished guests included: Professor Nicholas Vincent (University of East Anglia), Professor Louise Wilkinson (Canterbury Christ Church University), Dr. Sophie Ambler (University of East Anglia), Professor Fred Gedicks (J. Reuben Clark Law School), Mr. Shawn Gunnarson (Kirton McConkie), and Professor David Kirkham (J. Reuben Clark Law School’s International Center for Law and Religion Studies).