DeVane Medalists

1966-Present

Each year at its annual spring banquet, the Alpha of Connecticut confers the DeVane Medal on members of the faculty who have distinguished themselves as teachers of undergraduates in Yale College and as scholars in their fields. Acting on behalf of the graduate membership, the Graduate Officers, Advisers, and members of the Executive Committee select a retired member of the faculty for this honor; seniors in Yale College who have been elected into the chapter after four, five, or six terms of enrollment select a member of the active faculty who has been teaching at Yale for at least five years.

William Clyde DeVane, to whose memory the medal is dedicated, was the Dean of Yale College, a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Senate, and national President of the United Chapters.

 

Year Awarded by graduates to: Awarded by undergraduates to:
1966

Ralph Henry Gabriel

Charles William Hendel

Clarence Whittlesey Mendell

Edmund Ware Sinnot

Richard Benson Sewall
1967

Robert Lowry Calhoun

Wallace Notestein

William von Eggers Doering
1968

Alfred Raymond Bellinger

Brand Blanshard

Filmer Stuart Cuckow Northrop

Henry Rudolph Rudin

Shizuo Kakutani
1969

Samuel Flagg Bemis

Frederick Albert Pottle

Bruce Simonds

Robert Alan Dahl
1970

Frederick Whiley Hilles

Henry Margenau

Henri Peyre

William Kessen
1971

Lewis Perry Curtis

Richard Foster Flint

Paul Weiss

Edmund Morgan Sears
1972

George Evelyn Hutchinson

Edmund Taite Silk

Alvin Bernard Kernan

Sidney Wilfred Mintz

1973

William Huse Dunham, Jr.

John Collins Pope

Konstantin Reichardt

Robert John Fogelin
1974 George Wilson Pierson Jeremy Yvon du Quesnay Adams
1975 Thomas Goddard Bergin Donald Kagan
1976 Edgar John Boell Heinrich von Staden
1977 Cleanth Brooks Harry Hershall Wasserman
1978 Julian Munson Sturtevant Jonathan Dermot Spence
1979 Maynard Mack Richard Halleck Brodhead
1980 William Armistead Christian Raymond Park Powell
1981 Basil Duke Henning Michael Edward Zeller
1982 Leonard William Doob

John Eastburn Boswell

Wolfgang Leonhard

1983 Lloyd George Reynolds Franklin Le Van Baumer
1984 Eugene Mersereau Waith Jerome Jordan Pollitt
1985 Louis Martz Margaret W. Ferguson
1986 Charles A. Walker John M. Blum
1987 Charles E. Rickart Bryan J. Wolf
1988 John W. Hall William J. Cronon
1989 James Tobin Gaddis Smith
1990 John Rodgers Susanne Lindgren Wofford
1991

George Kubler

A. Bartlett Giamatti (posthumous)

Georgia Warnke
1992 Georges May Richard Garner
1993 Vincent Scully, Jr. Steven Gillon
1994 Arthur W. Galston J. Michael McBride
1995 Anne Coffin Hanson Edith N. MacMullen
1996 Marie Borroff Louis Dupré
1997 E. Robert Beringer Adrian Hayday
1998 Howard R. Lamar Joseph T. Chang
1999 Martin Price Fred C. Robinson
2000 William R. Bennett, Jr. Peter Salovey
2001 Thomas McL. Greene Leslie Brisman
2002 Kai T. Erikson Christopher Timmins
2003 H. Bradford Westerfield John L. Gaddis
2004 Wayne Meeks Fred Strebeigh
2005 Jules Prown Benjamin Polak
2006 Robert Adair Robert Dunne
2007 John Hollander Marvin Chun
2008 Donald M. Cruthers Akhil Reed Amar
2009 Annabel Patterson Jonathan Holloway
2010 Leon Plantinga Robert Greenberg
2011 David Brion Davis Stephen Stearns
2012 Peter Brooks Kang-i Sun Chang
2013 Karl Turekian Michael L. Frame