James Thomas Laney

Title:  President Emeritus

Company:  Emory University

Location:  Atlanta, GA United States 


  • Inductee, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement (2018)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in America, Marquis Who’s Who (1987-2016)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in American Education, Marquis Who’s Who (1992-1997, 2004-2008)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in American Politics, Marquis Who’s Who (1994-2010, 2011-2014)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in Religion, Marquis Who’s Who (1992-1993)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, Marquis Who’s Who (1986-1989, 1991-2016)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in the World, Marquis Who’s Who (1998-2016)
  • Recipient, Distinguished Alumnus Award, Yale University Divinity School (1979, 1993)
  • Recipient, Kellogg Award for Leadership in Higher Education (1983)
  • Recipient, Wilbur Cross Medal, Yale University Graduate School (1996)
  • Recipient, James Van Fleet Award, Korean Society (1996)
  • Recipient, Kangwa Medal for Distinguished Diplomatic Service, Republic of Korea (1997)
  • Recipient, Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service, United States Government (1997)
  • Recipient, First International Human Rights Award, Institute of Human Rights, Republic of Korea (1998)
  • Recipient, D.C. Macintosh Fellowship, Yale University (1965-1966)
  • Recipient, Liberty Award, Institute for Corean-American Studies (2009)
  • Eponym, Emory University Graduate School (2007)
  • Recipient, Atlanta Legend Award (2013)
  • Named, Honorary Professorship, Yonsei University (2013)


  • Honorary Doctorate in International Affairs, American University
  • Honorary LLD, Piedmont College
  • Honorary LLD, Alaska Pacific University
  • Honorary LLD, University of St. Andrews, Scotland
  • Honorary LLD, DePauw University
  • Honorary HHD, Mercer University
  • Honorary LHD, University of Richmond
  • Honorary LHD, Nebraska Wesleyan University
  • Honorary LHD, LaGrange College
  • Honorary LHD, Queens College
  • Honorary LHD, University of South Carolina
  • Honorary LHD, Yale University
  • Honorary LHD, West Virginia Wesleyan College
  • Honorary LHD, Austin College
  • Honorary LHD, Millsaps College
  • Honorary LHD, Rhodes College
  • Honorary DD, Africa University, Mutare, Zimbabwe
  • Honorary DD, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan
  • Honorary DD, Yonsei University, Republic of Korea
  • Honorary DD, Emory University
  • Honorary DD, Wofford College
  • Honorary DD, Florida Southern College
  • PhD, Yale University
  • BD, Yale University
  • BA, Yale University

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