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:

2013-2014
Stanley McChrystal, retired General and former commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan (Spring 2014)
Frank Bruni, New York Times op-ed columnist (Fall 2013)

2012-2013
Nicholas D. Kristof, journalist, author, New York Times op-ed columnist, and Pulitzer Prize-winner (Spring 2013)
Doris Kearns Goodwin, Pulitzer Prize-winning American biographer, historian, and political commentator (Fall 2012)

2011-2012
David Brooks, author and New York Times columnist (Spring 2012)
Cory Booker, mayor of Newark, New Jersey (Fall 2011)

2010-2011
Jean-Michel and Celine Cousteau (Spring 2011)
Jane Goodall, British primatologist, ethnologist, anthropologist, and U.N. Messenger of Peace (Fall 2010)

2009-2010
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)

2008-2009
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 shelly.hillebrand@goucher.edu.