Pulitzer Prize Winner E.O. Wilson
On his way to becoming a groundbreaking scientist and world renowned expert on ants, E.O. Wilson attended UT from 1950 to 1951. Wilson has received two Pulitzer Prizes for nonfiction for his books On Human Nature in 1979 and The Ants in 1991. His works are credited with establishing sociobiology as a scientific field. Wilson retired as a professor at Harvard University in 1996 and founded the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment. UT awarded him an honorary doctorate in 2014.