The Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Visiting Professorship was created to bring distinguished scholars, teachers, and practitioners to Goucher's campus to advance local and national dialogues on pressing issues of our time. The theme of the Meyerhoff lecture series through 2011 was environmental science, and now is current affairs and politics.

Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Visiting Professorship Speakers:

Doris Kearns Goodwin, Pulitzer Prize-Winning American Biographer, Historian, and Political Commentator (Fall 2012)
Cory Booker, Mayor of Newark, New Jersey (Fall 2011)

Jean-Michel and Celine Cousteau (Spring 2010)
Jane Goodall, British Primatologist, Ethnologist, Anthropologist, and U.N. Messenger of Peace (Fall 2010)

Michael Pollan, Author, Journalist, Activist, and Well-Known Critic of the Global Industrial Food Complex (Spring 2010)
Robert Kennedy, Environmental Activist and Attorney (Fall 2009)

Wangari Maathai, the First African Woman to Receive the Nobel Peace Prize (Spring 2009)
Tom Friedman, Three-Time Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist and Author (Fall 2008)

If you have any questions about The Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Visiting Professorship Series or speaker suggestions, please contact Shelly Hillebrand in the President's Office at