Visiting Scholar Program

The Phi Beta Kappa Society sponsors a Visiting Scholar Program. The purpose of the program is to contribute to the intellectual life of the host campus by making possible an exchange of ideas between the Visiting Scholar and the resident faculty and students. Each year 13-14 distinguished scholars visit over 100 colleges and universities for two days. The scholars meet informally with students and faculty members, take part in classroom discussion, and give a public lecture open to the entire academic community. The Delta chapter hosts a visiting scholar every few years.

  • 2017: Patricia Wright, Stony Brook University, "Back from the brink of extinction: Saving lemurs in Madagascar"
  • 2015: Caroline A. Bruzelius, Duke University, "Art history and digital visualization"
  • 2011: Terry Castle, Stanford University, "The necessary orphan: Insurrection, autonomy, parents and rebellion"
  • 2008: Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, Harvard University, "Well-behaved women seldom make history"
  • 2005: Judith Reppy, Cornell University, "Bioterrorism in a historical perspective"
  • 2003: Alan Shapiro, Johns Hopkins University, "The art of democracy in ancient Athens"
  • 1998: Philip Zimbardo, Stanford University
  • 1995: Michael Posner, University of Oregon
  • 1994: Miriam Kastner, University of California at San Diego
  • 1992: Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz, Smith College, "Ought women to learn the alphabet"