Amy Gutmann at the University of Pennsylvania commencement in 2009
|8th President of the University of Pennsylvania|
|Assumed office |
July 1, 2004
|Preceded by||Judith Rodin|
|Born||November 19, 1949|
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Michael W. Doyle|
|Alma mater||Radcliffe College |
London School of Economics
Amy Gutmann (born November 19, 1949) is the eighth president of the University of Pennsylvania, an award-winning political theorist, the author of 16 books, and a university professor. She is the current Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Political Science in Penn's School of Arts and Sciences and a professor of communication in the Annenberg School for Communication, with secondary faculty appointments in philosophy in the School of Arts and Sciences and the Graduate School of Education. In November 2016, the school announced that her contract had been extended to 2022 which will make her the longest-serving president in the history of the University of Pennsylvania.
In 2018, Fortune Magazine named Gutmann one of the "World's 50 Greatest Leaders." Her professional biography includes more than two decades at Princeton including as that university's provost and Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Politics. While there, she founded Princeton's ethics center, the University Center for Human Values. Her published works span the fields of politics, ethics, education, and philosophy. She has held board positions and advisory roles in numerous public and private organizations ranging from the Association of American Universities and the National Constitution Center to the Vanguard Group, and the White House. 
- 1 Early life and education
- 2 Academic career
- 3 Scholarly career
- 4 Board and leadership positions
- 5 Personal life
- 6 Selected works (ordered by date)
- 7 Awards and honors
- 8 References
- 9 External links
Early life and education
Her father was the youngest of five children in an Orthodox Jewish family in Feuchtwangen, Germany. He was living near Nuremberg, Germany, when Adolf Hitler ascended to power. He fled Nazi Germany in 1934 as a college student. After being denied asylum in the US, he brought his entire family, including four siblings, to join him in Bombay, India, where he founded a metal fabricating factory. Kurt Gutmann was still living in India in 1948 when he came to New York City for vacation. While there he attended a benefit at a Manhattan hotel, Essex House, where he met Beatrice, Amy's future mother, and the two were married weeks later. Gutmann told Adam Bryant of The New York Times in June 2011:
The biggest influences on me for leading preceded my ever even thinking of myself as a leader—particularly my father's experience leaving Nazi Germany. Because I would not even exist if it weren't for his combination of courage and farsightedness. He saw what was coming with Hitler and he took all of his family and left for India. That took a lot of courage. That is always something in the back of my mind.
Gutmann graduated from Monroe-Woodbury High School in Monroe, New York. She then entered Radcliffe College of Harvard University in 1967 on a scholarship as a math major with sophomore standing. She received membership in Phi Beta Kappa and her A.B. magna cum laude from Radcliffe College in 1971, followed by a M.Sc. in political science from the London School of Economics in 1972, and a Ph.D. in political science from Harvard University in 1976. She is the first in her family to graduate from college.
Gutmann taught at Princeton University from 1976 to 2004. In 1990, she became the first Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor at Princeton and the founding director of its University Center for Human Values, among the first and best-endowed university-wide multi-disciplinary ethics centers in the world. As provost at Princeton University from 2001 to 2004, she oversaw Princeton's plan to expand the undergraduate student body by 10% and spearheaded the recruitment from Harvard of star professor K. Anthony Appiah (co-author with Gutmann of Color Conscious: The Political Morality of Race).
University of Pennsylvania presidency
In her 2004 inaugural address Gutmann launched the Penn Compact, her vision for making Penn both a global leader in teaching, research, and professional practice; and a dynamic agent of social, economic, and civic progress.
In 2017 she renewed and updated her vision with the Penn Compact 2022, recommitting the university to these ideals and outlining the next steps: First, to increase inclusion at the University with increases in faculty and student diversity. Second, to integrate knowledge across academic disciplines with a strong emphasis on innovation: Penn was named #4 in Reuters' Top 100 World Innovative Universities in 2017, up from #8 in 2016. A third priority through the Compact is to have an impact locally, nationally, and globally to bring the benefits of Penn's research, teaching, and service to individuals and communities at home and around the world, most recently illustrated by one of Penn's biomedical research and clinical breakthroughs, approved by the FDA to treat cancer using a patient's own immune system. The Wall Street Journal also noted that "'Today the university [Penn] lays claim to having incubated the world's biggest cancer breakthrough."
Fundraising and scholarships
As president, Gutmann has overseen Penn's largest fundraising campaign ever, Making History. Launched in 2007, the Making History Campaign raised a record $4.3 billion, exceeding its goal by more than $800 million. It achieved its $3.5 billion target 16 months ahead of its December 31, 2012 conclusion. It was an unusually broad-based campaign, attracting gifts from nearly 327,000 donors. Gutmann is the only Penn president to lead two fundraising campaigns: the second, Power of Penn, was launched in March 2018 with a goal of $4.1 billion and priorities including a "Penn First Plus" initiative, targeted to support first-generation, low-income students.
Gutmann has been a leading national advocate for financial aid based on need to promote socioeconomic diversity in higher education. Gutmann made Penn one of the handful of universities in the country that substitute grants for loans for any undergraduate student with financial need. In September 2009, for the first time in Penn's history, all undergraduates eligible for financial aid received grants rather than loans in their aid packages. Students from typical families with income less than $40,000 paid no tuition, fees, room or board. Students from typical families with incomes less than $90,000 paid no tuition and fees. In 2017, one out of eight incoming Penn students were the first in their families to attend college, up from one out of 20 in 2004. She and her husband Michael Doyle have also funded an endowed undergraduate scholarship and an undergraduate research fund at Penn.   In 2017, they committed an additional more than $1 million for scholarships, supporting multiple students and matching funds for other donors.
In 2014, Gutmann announced Penn Compact 2020 initiatives to create up to 50 new endowed professorships utilizing matching donor funds, and to raise an additional $240 million for undergraduate financial aid on top of the $360 million raised for undergraduate aid during the recently completed Making History campaign. Additionally, Gutmann announced unique and unprecedented awards for undergraduate students "with the most promising plans to improve local, national, or global conditions in the year after their graduation".
In March 2015, Gutmann announced the selection of five students (four projects) as winners of Penn's inaugural President's Engagement Prize. The largest of their kind in higher education, the President's Engagement Prizes provide up to $150,000 annually for graduating seniors to design and implement impactful local, national, and global engagement projects. In its coverage of the first awards, The Philadelphia Inquirer stated, "Penn grads win chance to change the world." In October 2015, she announced Penn's President's Innovation Prize, a corollary to the Engagement Prize that is focused on commercial ventures; the first winners were announced in April 2016. Shadrack Frimpong, a 2017 alumnus, used his President's Engagement Prize to start a school for girls, many of whom did not have access to education. Frimpong returned to Penn in 2018 to complete a degree in non-profit leadership and management at Penn to continue his work.
Since arriving at Penn, Gutmann has also spearheaded a major campus development plan, Penn Connects, that includes 24 acres (97,000 m2) that Penn purchased from the U.S. Postal Service along the Schuylkill River, which opened as Penn Park in September 2011. Penn Connects is designed to boost the economic, educational and social capacity of Philadelphia and to create seamless gateways between West Philadelphia and Center City across the Schuylkill River.
Penn began an expansion east of the Schuylkill River with the purchase of the DuPont Marshall Laboratory in September 2010. Gutmann said that the Marshall Lab property has "infinite possibilities" as a place to nurture startups and "technology transfer", where faculty with "great discoveries can attract venture capital" and bring ideas to market.
In Fall 2016, Penn opened its Pennovation Center, the anchor of a 23-acre site that the university has dubbed Pennovation Works, on a Grays Ferry site along the south bank of the Schuylkill which was once home to the DuPont Co.'s Marshall Labs (where workers discovered the substance that led to the development of Teflon). The $35 million project is about 1 1/2 miles from the center of Penn's West Philadelphia campus. A large, red-letter sign reads "Pennovation" over the three-story, 58,000-square foot facility. Pennovation includes an addition that resembles a crystal formation, representing the "crystallization of ideas", and architecture critic Inga Saffron says that its unique design "announces the future", rather than harkening back to the past. Johnson & Johnson announced in July 2018 that Pennovation Works would house J&J's first U.S.-based JPOD, a networking hub that seeks to connect J&J researchers and the local life sciences community. With the announcement, J&J joined the ranks of global telecom giant Qualcomm and chocolate maker Hershey’s, which also selected Pennovation Works to open Philadelphia operations.
Protests on campus
On December 8, 2014, the Daily Pennsylvanian reported that student protesters concerned about the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, disrupted a holiday party for students at Gutmann's home. As a gesture of support for the students' cause, Gutmann joined them in lying on the ground to symbolize the four-and-a-half hours that Brown's body was left lying on the street in Ferguson after his death. Members of the Penn police force publicly responded to the show of support, with the head of the police union writing a public letter criticizing the move and the chief of police department responding with a letter defending Gutmann's actions.
Tenure as president
On May 8, 2012, Penn announced that Gutmann's contract had been renewed through 2019. In announcing the extension, David L. Cohen, chair of Penn's Board of Trustees, stated that Penn's "Trustees feel very strongly that Amy Gutmann is simply the best university president in the country. Under her superb leadership, Penn is a stronger and more vibrant institution than at any time in its storied history." In November 2016 Cohen, still Board Chairman, announced that Gutmann's contract would be extended until 2022, making her the longest-serving president ever at Penn.
In 2013 Gutmann was the highest paid female university president in the United States, making more than two million dollars in total compensation.
Through her writings, Gutmann has consistently sought to bridge theory and policy to advance the core values of a civil democratic society: liberty, opportunity and mutual respect. In a recent ranking of U.S. political scientists in PhD-granting departments, she is ranked second-highest in citations among all political theorists, eighth-highest among all women political scientists, and has been cited more than any other political scientist at the University of Pennsylvania. 
Her first major contribution to political philosophy was her book Democratic Education (1987; revised 1999). The book addresses the central questions in the political theory of education: How should a democratic society make decisions about education? What should children be taught? How should citizens be educated? It was reviewed in Ethics as "the finest contribution to the literature on democratic education of the last seventy years" and fostered a revival of interest in the relationship between democracy and education. The book also takes on some contemporary scholarly debates: What is the appropriate response of democratic education to the challenge of multiculturalism? Should schools try to cultivate patriotic or cosmopolitan sentiments among students?
Gutmann's second major contribution to political philosophy is a theory of deliberative democracy that she developed in collaboration with Harvard political scientist Dennis Thompson. Democracy and Disagreement (1996) calls for more reasoned and respectful argument in everyday politics. Deliberation can inform decision making through reasoned argument and develop society's collective capacity to pursue justice while finding mutually acceptable terms of social cooperation—even when disagreements persist.
Democracy and Disagreement has been praised as an effective remedy for polarized politics and criticized as impractical, as evidenced in a collection of pro and con essays published in Deliberative Politics, edited by Stephen Macedo. Defenders argue that more and better political deliberation can help all citizens. In her work Gutmann has applied the ideas of deliberative democracy to the U.S. electoral process, President Obama's Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and healthcare organization in the United Kingdom.
Gutmann's third major contribution to political philosophy is her analysis of group identity and its intersection with justice. In Identity in Democracy (2003), Gutmann argues that identity groups as such are neither friends nor enemies of democratic justice. She analyzes the legitimate but also problematic parts played by group identity in democratic politics and draws distinctions among the various types of identity group politics. She further developed this perspective in her nationally recognized 2018 Penn Commencement speech, "Think Uniquely, Stand United," in which she said that ". . . what makes us unique and what unites us are not starkly opposed. Uniqueness and unity are the twin pillars of a strong pluralism. We thrive when we combine unity of shared values with our unique perspectives on life. It has never been more important that we think uniquely while we stand united." 
In May 2012, Gutmann published her 16th book, The Spirit of Compromise: Why Governing Demands It and Campaigning Undermines It (Princeton University Press), with co-author Dennis Thompson of Harvard. The authors posit that the difficulty of compromise is built into the democratic process itself, but so is the need for it. A better understanding and appreciation of compromise might be especially useful in this time of political polarization. Paul Starr of The New Republic said The Spirit:
Provide[s] grist for thinking through the difficulties of compromise in [domestic policy], from tragic choices at desperate moments of history to the routine nastiness in American public life today... Until recently, who would have thought it necessary to offer Americans advice in the ways of compromise? We used to enjoy a reputation for being a practical-minded people, our politicians being regarded as an all-too-flexible species. But something has changed, and according to Gutmann and Thompson, the change has to do with the relation of campaigning and governing... Gutmann and Thompson end their book with recommendations to strengthen the spirit and practice of compromise."
Judy Woodruff of the PBS Newshour called the book "a clear-eyed examination of the forces that bring warring political leaders together or keep them apart. I wish every policymaker would read it".
Gutmann's 17th book, co-authored with Jonathan Moreno, Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven, but Nobody Wants to Die, will be published in 2019 by W.W. Norton.
Board and leadership positions
Gutmann serves on the board of The Vanguard Group since 2006, and has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Berggruen Institute since 2014. In addition, she is a member of the American Talent Initiative, which works to collaboratively increase access to higher education for highly talented, low-income students.
In 2009, Barack Obama appointed Gutmann chair of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, and reappointed her in early 2012. With a notably diverse membership—including experts from philosophy, medicine, nursing, law, religion, and engineering—the Bioethics Commission has issued ten reports on a wide range of challenging issues including protections for adult and pediatric participants in medical research, and the ethics of genomics and neuroscience. The commission championed an open and deliberative approach—its nationwide meetings all are open to the public and streamed live on the internet—and all its recommendations to the president were unanimous. Its capstone report, Bioethics for Every Generation, focused on the increasingly important mission of bioethics commissions in advancing both democratic deliberation and bioethics education.
From 2005 to 2009, Gutmann served on the National Security Higher Education Advisory Board, a committee that advises the FBI on national security issues relating to academia. From 2011-2013 she was a member of the National Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences, which was convened by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2014, the Association of American Universities elected Gutmann as chair of its board of directors for a one-year term. As AAU chair, Gutmann served as a spokesperson for the association, particularly on issues of special concern to research universities. From 2007-2019 Gutmann served on the Board of the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, a museum dedicated to the U.S. Constitution. She was a member of the Knight Commission on Trust, Media and Democracy from 2017-2019.
Gutmann is a member of the Global University Leaders Forum (GULF), which convenes at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. She was also among the leaders of a select group of presidents of research universities throughout the world that advised the United Nations Secretary-General on a range of global issues, including academic freedom, mass migration, international development, and the social responsibilities of universities, call the Global Colloquium of University Presidents.
Gutmann is married to Michael Doyle, professor of law and international affairs at Columbia University. They have one daughter, Abigail Doyle, the A. Barton Hepburn Professor of Chemistry at Princeton University. 
Selected works (ordered by date)
- Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven but Nobody Wants to Die: Bioethics and the Transformation of Health Care in America (with Jonathan D. Moreno). Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2019.
- ’’The Crisis of Democracy and the Science of Deliberation,’‘ with Dennis Thompson et. al, Science, March 15, 2019, Vol. 363, Issue 6432, pp. 1144-1146.
- ’’Democratic Education at 30: An Interview with Dr. Amy Gutmann,’‘ with Mitja Sardoc, Theory and Research in Education, 2018, Vol. 16(2) 244-252.
- ’’The Meaning and Value of Deliberation,’‘ in The Jewish Political Tradition, Volume III: Community, 2018, pp. 410-414.
- ’’Keeping CRISPR Safe: Regulating a Genetic Revolution,’‘ with Jonathan D. Moreno, Foreign Affairs, May/June2018, pp. 171-76.
- ’’Reflections on Democratic Deliberation in Bioethics,’‘ (with James W. Wagner), Hastings Center Report, May 2017, Vol. 47, No. 3, pp. 35-38.
- ’’Democratic Education,’‘ with Sigal Ben-Porath, in Michael Gibbons, ed., The Encyclopedia of Political Thought, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, October 2014, pp. 863–875.
- ’’For What It’s Worth: The Value of a University Education,’‘ Carnegie Reporter, Winter 2014, pp. 16-21.
- ’’The Bioethics Commission on Incidental Findings,’‘ Science, Vol. 342, December 13, 2013, pp. 1321-1323.
- ‘‘Valuing Compromise for the Common Good,’‘ (with Dennis Thompson) in Norman J. Ornstein and William A. Galston, eds., Daedalus, MIT Press, Spring 2013, Vol. 142, No. 2, pp. 185-198.
- ’’Safeguarding Children — Pediatric Research on Medical Countermeasures,’‘ New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 368, March 28, 2013, pp. 1171-73.
- ’’Data Re-Identification: Prioritize Privacy,’‘ Science, Vol. 339, March 1, 2013, pp. 1032-1033.
- ’’Moral Science and the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues,’‘ with James Wagner, The Lancet, December 16, 2011.
- ’’Educating for Individual Freedom and Democratic Citizenship: In Unity and Diversity There Is Strength,’‘ in Harvey Siegel, ed., The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Education, Oxford University Press, 2009, 409-427.
- ’’Can Virtue Be Taught to Lawyers?’‘ in Fritz Allhoff & Anand J. Vaidya, eds., Professions in Ethical Focus, Broadview Press, 2008, 378-388.
- ’’The Lure & Dangers of Extremist Rhetoric,’‘ in James Miller, ed., Daedalus, MIT Press, 2007, Vol. 136, No. 4, pp. 70-78.
- ’’Education,’‘ in R.G. Frey and Christopher Heath Wellman, eds., A Companion to Applied Ethics, Blackwell Publishing, 2003, pp. 498-511.
- ’’The Authority and Responsibility to Educate,’‘ in Randall Curren, ed., A Companion to the Philosophy of Education, Blackwell Publishing, 2003, pp. 397-411.
- ’’Rawls on the Relationship between Liberalism and Democracy,’‘ in Samuel Freeman, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Rawls, Cambridge University Press, 2003, pp. 168-199.
- ’’Identity and Democracy: A Synthetic Perspective,’‘ in Ira Katznelson and Helen V. Milner, Political Science: State of the Discipline, W.W. Norton: New York, 2002, pp. 542-567.
- ’’Deliberative Democracy Beyond Process,’‘ with Dennis Thompson, Journal of Political Philosophy, Vol. 10, No. 2, 2002, pp. 153-174.
- ’’Can Publicly Funded Schools Legitimately Teach Values in a Constitutional Democracy? A Reply to McConnell and Eisgruber,’‘ in S. Macedo and Y. Tamir, eds., Moral and Political Education, New York University Press, 2002, pp. 170-198.
- ’’Civic Minimalism: Cosmopolitanism, and Patriotism: Where Does Democratic Education Stand in Relation to Each? *’’, in S. Macedo and Y. Tamir, eds., Moral and Political Education, New York University Press, 2002, pp. 23-57.
- ’’Assessing Arguments for School Choice: Pluralism, Parental Rights, or Educational Results?’‘ in Alan Wolfe, ed., School Choice: The Moral Debate, Princeton University Press, 2002.
- ’’Religious Freedom and Civic Responsibility,’‘ in Winston Davis, ed., Taking Responsibility: Comparative Perspectives, Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2001, pp. 47-62.
- ’’Multiculturalism and Identity Politics,’‘ International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2001.
- ’’Liberalism,’‘ International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2001.
- ’’Religion and State in the United States: A Defense of Two-Way Protection,’‘ in Nancy L. Rosenblum, ed., Obligations of Citizenship and Demands of Faith, Religious Accommodation in Pluralist Democracies, Princeton University Press, 2000.
- ’’Why Deliberative Democracy Is Different,’‘ with Dennis Thompson, Social Philosophy & Policy, vol. 17, no. 1, 2000, pp. 161-180.
- ’’Deliberative Democracy,’‘ with Dennis Thompson, in P. B. Clarke and J. Foweraker, Encyclopedia of Democratic Thought, Routledge: London, 2000.
- ’’The Moral Foundation of Truth Commissions,’‘ with Dennis Thompson, in Robert Rotberg and Dennis Thompson, eds., Truth vs. Justice, Princeton University Press, 2000.
- ’’Liberty and Pluralism in Pursuit of the Non-Ideal,’‘ Social Research, vol. 66, no. 4, Winter 1999, pp. 1-26.
- ’’Disagreeing about Deliberative Democracy: Reply to the Critics,’‘ with Dennis Thompson, in Stephen Macedo, ed., Deliberative Politics: Essays on Democracy and Disagreement, Oxford University Press, 1999, pp. 243-279.
- How Can Universities Teach Professional Ethics? in William G. Bowen and Harold T. Shapiro, eds., Universities and Their Leadership, Princeton University Press, 1998, pp. 157-171.
- The Spirit of Compromise: Why Governing Demands It and Campaigning Undermines It with Dennis Thompson, Princeton University Press, Princeton, N.J., 2012
- Why Deliberative Democracy? with Dennis Thompson, Princeton University Press, Princeton, N.J., 2004
- Identity in Democracy, Princeton University Press, Princeton, N.J., 2003 (Trad. esp.: La identidad en Democracia, Buenos Aires/Madrid, Katz editores S.A, 2008, ISBN 978-84-96859-33-3)
- Goodness and Advice [title essay by Judith Jarvis Thomson], Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2001 [editor and introduction]
- Human Rights [title essay by Michael Ignatieff], Princeton University Press, 2001 [editor and introduction]
- Democratic Disagreement (a collection of essays on Democracy and Disagreement with a response by the authors), edited by Stephen Macedo, Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 1999
- New edition with Preface and Epilogue, 1999
- The Lives of Animals [title essay by J. M. Coetzee], Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1999 [editor and introduction]
- Freedom of Association, Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1998 [editor and first chapter]
- Work and Welfare [title essay by Robert Solow], Princeton, N. J.: Princeton University Press, 1998 [editor and introduction]
- A Matter of Interpretation: Federal Courts and the Law [title essay by Antonin Scalia], Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1997 [editor and introduction]
- Color Conscious: The Political Morality of Race, with Anthony Appiah, Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1996
- Democracy and Disagreement, with Dennis Thompson, Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1996
- Multiculturalism and The Politics of Recognition [title essay by Charles Taylor], Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1992 [editor and introduction]
- Expanded paperback edition: Multiculturalism: Examining the Politics of Recognition, 1994
- Democracy and the Welfare State, Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1988 [editor]
- Democratic Education, Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1987
- Ethics and Politics: Cases and Comments, with Dennis Thompson, Chicago, Ill.: Nelson-Hall, 1984
- Third edition, 1997
- Fourth edition 2005
- "What's the use of going to school?" in Sen, Amartya; Williams, Bernard, eds. (1982). Utilitarianism and beyond. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 261–277. ISBN 9780511611964.
- Liberal Equality, New York and London: Cambridge University Press, 1980
Awards and honors
- William Penn Award, The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, 2018 
- Philadelphia Inquirer Industry Icon Award, Philadelphia Media Network, 2018 
- Eugene M. Lang Lifetime Achievement Award, "I Have a Dream" Foundation, 2018 
- Named one of Fortune Magazine's "World's 50 Greatest Leaders", 2018 
- Lucretia Mott Award, Women's Way, 2017 
- Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree, Johns Hopkins University, 2017 
- Reginald Wilson Diversity Leadership Award, American Council on Education, 2015
- Americanism Award, Anti-Defamation League, 2014
- Honorary Fellow, London School of Economics, 2013
- Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree, Columbia University, 2012
- Woman of Spirit Award, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 2012
- Named one of Newsweek's "150 Women Who Shake the World", 2011
- Named a Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania, 2010
- Carnegie Corporation Academic Leadership Award, 2009
- Alumnae Recognition Award from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard for her outstanding contributions to liberal arts education, 2006
- Centennial Medal by Harvard University for "graduate alumni who have made exceptional contributions to society," 2003
- Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree, University of Rochester, 2005
- Honorary Doctor of Letters Degree, Wesleyan University, 2005
- Member, American Philosophical Society, 2005-
- Fellow, The Hastings Center, an independent bioethics research institution
- W. E. B. Du Bois Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 2001-
- Fellow, National Academy of Education, 1999-
- Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1997-
- Ralph J. Bunche Award of the American Political Science Association, 1997
- North American Society for Social Philosophy Book Award, 1996–97
- Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights in North America Award, 1997
- Tanner Lecturer in Human Values, Stanford University, 1994–95
- Honorary Doctor of Law Degree, Kalamazoo College, 1992
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- The Daily Pennsylvanian | Gutmann remembers father's Holocaust experience
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- Grady, Denise. "FDA Approves First Gene-Altering Leukemia Treatment, Costing $475,000". The New York Times. Retrieved November 27, 2017.
- Finley, Alyssia. "How HIV Became a Cancer Cure". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved November 27, 2017.
- "PennGiving". upenn.edu. Archived from the original on 2007-10-23. Retrieved 2007-10-31.
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- Gutmann, Amy (May 8, 2018). "Creating the Office of Penn First Plus" (Volume 64, Issue 34). University of Pennsylvania Almanac. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
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- "Gutmann Chips in for Student Aid". upenn.edu. 14 Nov 2006.
- "Gutmann Donates $100,000 to CURF". upenn.edu. 19 Nov 2008.
- "University of Pennsylvania's Men and Women of Pennsylvania Donors". Undergraduate Named Scholarships at the University of Pennsylvania. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
- Snyder, Susan (March 5, 2014). "Penn Announces 50 New Professorships". Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved March 12, 2014.
- Onifade, Fola. "Penn Announces $240 Million Financial Aid Campaign". The Daily Pennsylvanian. Retrieved March 12, 2014.
- Snyder, Susan (June 12, 2014). "Penn grads: Want to change the world? Now, there's a prize" (June 12, 2014). Retrieved July 17, 2014.
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- "Penn grads win chance to change the world". Philly.com. 25 March 2015.
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- "Penn senior wins $100K to build clinic and school in his Ghana village". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2018-10-10.
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- Loyd, Linda (June 18, 2012). "University of Pennsylvania Expands East of the Schuylkill". Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved August 9, 2012.
- Pennovation: Where ideas go to grow up
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- "Think Uniquely, Stand United: Upholding Twin Pillars of a Strong Pluralism". The Pennsylvania Gazette.
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