Dr. William F. Tate IV, president of Louisiana State University, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAA&S). He is among 261 people who have been chosen to join the honorary learned society this year.
“It is an honor to be selected alongside some of history’s greatest scientists, artists and leaders who have advocated for public good during their lifetimes,” said Tate.
“The Academy was founded on the belief that the new republic should honor truly accomplished individuals and engage them in meaningful work,” said Dr. Nancy C. Andrews, chair of AAA&S's board of directors. “Membership is an honor, and also an opportunity to shape ideas and influence policy in areas as diverse as the arts, democracy, education, global affairs and science.”
Tate earned his doctorate in mathematics education from the University of Maryland, master's degree in teaching from the University of Texas at Dallas, master's degree in psychiatric epidemiology from the Washington University School of Medicine, and his bachelor's degree in economics from Northern Illinois University.
He was recently profiled in Diverse.
Other prominent scholars to be elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences include Drs. Dwight A. McBride, Walter Allen, Wendy Brown, Patricia Hill Collins, Carlos del Rio, Martha Fineman, Saidiya Hartman, Mae Ngai, Santa Ono, Martha Pollock, Dorothy Roberts and Fred Moten.