Notable Speakers and Remarkable Graduates Highlight 2011 University Commencement
- Lisa Phillips Davis, 1976 B.A., Barnard College
- Susan K. Feagin, 1974 B.A., School of General Studies
- Margot H. Jaffe, D.D.S., 1980 D.D.S., 1981 D.M., 1985 D.M., College of Dental Medicine
- Gertrude G. "G.G." Michelson, 1947 LL.B., Columbia Law School
- Mark Albert Momjian, 1983 B.A., Columbia College, 1986 J.D., Columbia Law School
- Daniel V. Schiavello, 1975 B.S., 1976 M.S., Engineering and Applied Science
- Neil L. Selinger, Esq., 1975 B.A., Columbia College
- Kaspar F. Speckle, 1964 M.B.A., Columbia Business School
- Jian Ni “Nina” Sun, 2001 M.I.A., School of International and Public Affairs
- Dale Chakarian Turza, 1974 M.A., Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
- Martha G. Welch, M.D., 1971 M.D., College of Physicians and Surgeons
- Mary Sheila S. Coronel, Toni Stabile Professor of Professional Practice in Investigative Journalism, Columbia Journalism School
- Kenneth B. Frampton, Ware Professor of Architecture, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
- Richard A. Korb, senior lecturer, Department of Germanic Languages
- Richard Locke, professor of professional practice in writing, School of the Arts
- Jill S. Shapiro, lecturer, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology
Professor Rachel Adams, director of the Future of Disability Studies program, won the 2014 Educators Award from Delta Gamma Kappa, the society of women educators, for her book Raising Henry: A Memoir of Motherhood, Disability, and Discovery.
Columbia Law School professor Lori Fisler Damrosch was named president of the American Society of International Law.
Associate social work professor Michael Mackenzie has been named a 2014 William T. Grant Foundation Scholar for his research on improving the lives of young people in the child welfare system.