Visiting Scholars

Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholars

The Delta of Minnesota regularly sponsors visits to the St. Olaf campus by Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholars.


List of Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholars who have lectured at St. Olaf College:
Mar. 3-4, 2014:  Christine Thomas,  Associate Professor of Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara
Feb. 23, 2012:  Charles M. Falco, Professor of Optical Science and Physics at the University of Arizona
Mar. 18-19, 2010:  Andrew Odlyzko, Professor of Mathematics at the University of Minnesota
Sept. 25, 2008:  Betty Smocovitis, Professor of Zoology and History at the University of Florida
Mar. 15, 2006:  Raymond J. DeMallie, Chancellor’s Professor of Anthropology and Director of the American Indian Studies Research Institute at Indiana University
Apr. 18, 2005:  Wendy Doniger, The Divinity School of the University of Chicago
Nov. 7-8, 2002:  Yi-Fu Tuan, J. K. Wright & Vilas Prof. Emeritus of Geography at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Nov. 12-13, 2001: Katherine A. Geffcken, Professor Emerita of Latin and Greek, Wellesley College
Nov. 9-10, 2000: Eliana Rivero, Professor of Spanish & Adjunct Professor of Women’s Studies & Latin American Studies, University of Arizona
Nov. 15-16, 1999: Cornell Hugh Fleischer, Kanuni Süleyman Professor of Ottoman & Modern Turkish Studies, University of Chicago
May 5-6, 1997: Douglass C. North, Luce Professor of Law and Liberty (Economics), Washington University (combined with visit to Carleton)
Mar. 13-15, 1995: Linda Seidel, Professor of Art History, University of Chicago
Nov. 29-30, 1994: Porter M. Kier, Research Associate, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
Sept. 17-18, 1992: Sidney W. Mintz, William L. Straus, Jr., Professor of Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University
Apr. 12-14, 1992: Hyman Bass, Professor of Mathematics, Columbia University
Mar. 11-12, 1991: Anne Firor Scott, W. K. Boyd Professor of History, Duke University
Apr. 10-11, 1989: Jerome Kagan, Professor of Human Development, Harvard University–CANCELED
Apr. 9-10, 1986: Roland Mushat Frye, Schelling Professor of English Literature, Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania
Apr. 2-3, 1984: Stephen G. Nichols, Jr., Professor of Romance Languages and Comparative Literature, Dartmouth College
Nov. 15-16, 1982: Robert B. Heilman, Professor of English, Emeritus, University of Washington
Apr. 26-27, 1982: Herbert Solomon, Professor of Statistics, Stanford University
Mar. 12-13, 1981: Howard Hibbard, Professor of Art History, Columbia University–CANCELED (for health reasons)
Nov. 14-16, 1979: Anna J. Harrison, William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Chemistry, Mount Holyoke College
Mar. 19-20, 1979: Herbert F. York, Professor of Physics, University of California, San Diego–CANCELED (because of appointment as chief U.S. negotiator for Test Ban Talks)
Apr. 27-28, 1978: Wayne C. Booth, Distinguished Service George M. Pullman Professor of English, University of Chicago
Apr. 27-29, 1977: Oscar Handlin, Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor (American History), Harvard University
Oct. 21-22, 1974: Hazel E. Barnes, Professor of Integrated Studies (Classics/Philosophy), University of Colorado
Nov. 12-13, 1973: James L. Gibbs, Professor of Anthropology, Stanford University
Apr. 9-10, 1973: Jeremy Paul Kagan, American Film Institute, Los Angeles
Oct. 8-9, 1970: Garrett Hardin, Professor of Human Ecology (Biology), University of California-Santa Barbara
Mar. 6-7, 1969: Otto Luening, Co-director, Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center, Columbia University
Feb. 26-27, 1968: Frederick Hard, Professor of English Literature, University of California-Santa Cruz
Mar. 12-15, 1967: Robert Wauchope, Professor of Anthropology, Tulane University
Apr. 20-22, 1966: Kirtley F. Mather, Professor of Geology, Harvard University
Nov. 11-12, 1963: Lamar Dodd, Professor of Art History, University of Georgia
Oct. 15-16, 1962: H.D.F. Kitto, Professor of Classics, University of Bristol
Dec. 7-8, 1961: John Turkevich, Professor of Chemistry, Princeton University
Mar. 27-30, 1960: Theodore M. Greene, Professor of Humanities (Philosophy), Scripps College
Apr. 20-21, 1959: Ernest J. Simmons, Professor of Russian Literature, Columbia University