Phi Beta Kappa
Skidmore Chapter (Phi of New York)

Visiting Scholars

The Phi Beta Kappa Society sponsors the Visiting Scholar program, which each year assembles a panel of distinguished scholars and statespersons from which PBK chapters may request a visitor. A Visiting Scholar typically stays two days at each host institution, during which time he/she delivers a Public Lecture, visits selected classes, and meets informally with students and faculty. The Skidmore Chapter's practice is to request a Visiting Scholar every other year.

The Phi Beta Kappa Endowment Fund in Honor of Eleanor "Ellie" L. Huston

In 2007, Douglas Huston (one of the Chapter's distinguished Emeriti) and the family of Ellie Huston established an endowment fund to support the Chapter's program of speakers; we are immensely grateful for their generous and thoughtful gift. In the list below, an asterisk (*) indicates that the scholar's visit was supported by the Huston endowment.

Visiting Scholars and other Speakers Hosted by the Skidmore Chapter

Visiting Scholars

    2016-17 Jennifer L. Hochschild, Government
    2008-09 Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis, History and Zoology (*)
    2006-07 Gary B. Nash, History
    2004-05 Linda Greenhouse, Constitutional Law
    2001-02 Richard A. Lanham, English
    1999-00 James O. Freedman, Law
    1997-98 Gary Tomlinson, Music History
    1995-96 Eric Chaisson, Astrophysics
    1993-94 Anna Roosevelt, Anthropology
    1990-91 Steven F. Maier, Psychology
    1989-90 Sylvia Ardyn Boone, Art History & Afro-American Studies
    1988-89 Lynn Margulis, Biology
    1987-88 Telford Taylor, Government
    1984-85 David Brion Davis, History
    1983-84 Sherman Lee, Asian Art
    1982-83 Nancie L. Gonzalez, Anthropology
    1980-81 Evelyn Witkin, Biology
    1978-79 Susan H. Rudolph, Political Science
    1976-77 Helen Vendler, English
    1973-74 Kenneth Elzinga, Economics
    1971-72 Gordon Craig, History

Fellows (formerly Associates) Lecturers

    04-05 George Saliba, Arabic Studies (return engagement)
    03-04 George Saliba, Arabic Studies
    86-87 Catherine Stimpson, English
    85-86 John L. Brown, Comparative Literature

Locally Arranged Speakers

    77-78 Larzar Ziff, American Literature