Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholars

Visiting scholar to talk about Supreme Court

Lee Epstein, a professor at the University of Southern California School of Law will give a public talk at Cornell College about the past, present, and future of the Supreme Court at 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 5 in the Hedges Conference Room in the Thomas Commons as part of the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar series. Read More

Lecture on science and details on March 21

Christopher Essex, a professor in the department of applied mathematics at the University of Western Ontario, will speak at Cornell College on March 21. He will talk about "When Scientific Technicalities Matter." Read More

Phi Beta Kappa lecture set for April 23

Lisa Pratt, a professor in the department of geological sciences at Indiana University, will spend two days at Cornell College as the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar and deliver a lecture on Friday, April 23. Her lecture, “Technical and Ethical Challenges Associated with the Search for Extraterrestrial Life,” will address the ways scientists need to proceed when presented with the possibility of life on other planets. Read More

Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Feb. 12

Anna Tsing, professor of anthropology at the University of California-Santa Cruz, will speak at Cornell College as the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar on Thursday, Feb. 12. The lecture, “Fugues for Multi-Species Living,” is a tour through a Japanese forest examining the history of co-existing species and a future in which multiple species can thrive. Read More

Rosanna Warren

Rosanna Warren
Metcalf Professor of Humanities at Boston University

"Nature of Poetic Influence"
Dec. 2006

Bernard McGinn

Bernard McGinn
Naomi Shenstone Donnelley Professor Emeritus at Chicago's Divinity School
Feb. 2006


Hal Abelson
Class of 1922 Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Rogers Smith
Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania


Richard Losick
Maria Moors Cabot Professor of Biology at Harvard University


Thomas C. Schelling
Distinguished Professor of Economics at the University of Maryland

Other past Phi Beta Kappa Scholars:
  • 1998 - Richard R. Saller, classicist, University of Chicago
  • 1998 - John R. Horner, paleontologist, University of Colorado