John Alfred Williams

Most recent title: Bard Center Fellow

Company: Bard College

Location: Teaneck, NJ United States


  • Inductee, Worldwide Lifetime Achievement (2018)
  • Recipient, Centennial Medal For Outstanding Achievement, Syracuse University (1970)
  • Recipient, Award, National Endowment for the Arts (1977)
  • Recipient, Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (1982)
  • Honoree, Named to National Literature Hall of Fame (1998)
  • Recipient, Lifetime Achievement Award, The Columbus Foundation (2011)
  • Recipient, American Book Award (2011)
  • Featured Listee, Who Was Who in America (2016)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in the East (2011-2015)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in America (1986, 1988, 1990, 1992-1998, 2008-2014)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in American Education (2007)


  • Doctor of Literature, University of Rochester
  • Doctor of Literature, State University of New York at Old Westbury
  • Doctor of Literature, Southeastern University
  • Doctor of Literature, Syracuse University
  • Doctor of Laws, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
  • Diploma, National Institute of Arts and Letters
  • Diploma, Syracuse University

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