Current notable faculty include Manny Azenberg , a Broadway producer whose productions have won 40 Tony Awards ; Adrian Bejan , inventor of the constructal theory and namesake of the Bejan number ; and David Brooks , a columnist for The New York Times . Walter E. Dellinger III , formerly the United States Solicitor General , Assistant Attorney General , and head of the Office of Legal Counsel under Bill Clinton , serves as a law professor. Novelist and playwright Ariel Dorfman won the 1992 Laurence Olivier Award , while Peter Feaver was a member of the National Security Council under Clinton and George W. Bush . David Gergen served as an advisor to Presidents Richard Nixon , Gerald Ford , Ronald Reagan , and Bill Clinton . John Hope Franklin was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Bill Clinton, while William Raspberry , a syndicated columnist for The Washington Post , won the Pulitzer Prize in 1994. 10 Nobel Prize winners have been associated with the university.