Roxana Cannon Arsht '35 Center for Ethics & Leadership

Supported by a $2 million gift from Adrienne Arsht in memory of her mother, the Roxana Cannon Arsht '35 Center for Ethics and Leadership explores ethics and leadership across a range of liberal arts disciplines.


The Arsht Presidential Diplomats are a distinguished group of student leaders chosen each year by the College to represent Goucher at a variety of community-facing events and in meetings with community, governmental, and business leaders. 

Arsht Presidential Diplomats

Visiting Scholars

2013 Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence and science journalist for The New York Times (Spring 2013)

2012 Michael Sandel, the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government at Harvard University (Spring 2012)

2011 David Sanger, Chief Washington Correspondent, The New York Times (Spring 2011)

2010 "Two Haitians on the Crisis in Their Country," Edwidge Danticat and Manno Charlemagne (Spring 2010)

2009 Helen Thomas, veteran political correspondent (Spring 2009)

2008 Alberto Mora, former General Counsel of the U.S. Navy (Spring 2008)

2007 Bob Woodward, investigative reporter and author (Spring 2007)

2006 Floyd Abrams, First Amendment attorney and free speech advocate (Spring 2006)

2005 Sandra Day O'Connor, Associate Supreme Court Justice and inaugural Arsht Center Visiting Scholar (Spring 2005)

Roxana Cannon Arsht Professorship for Ethics & Leadership

Lana Oweidat, Assistant Professor of Contemporary and Creative Writing, 2021-present

Ann Duncan, Associate Professor of American Studies and Religion, 2018-2020

Nina Kasniunas, Associate Professor of Political Science, 2016-2018