From established scholars at the peak of their career to bright academics in the early stages of building their success, the Prindle Institute proudly supports visiting scholars for one- to three-year appointments. Visiting scholars teach classes at DePauw, organize dynamic research retreats, conduct original research, and more. Leading scholars such as comparative political scientist Cas Mudde, cultural anthropologist Julie Hollowell, philosopher and children’s book author Claudia Mills, and historian Christopher Hager have all been visiting scholars at the Prindle Institute.
The Nancy Schaenen Visiting Scholar
The Nancy Schaenen Visiting Scholar appointment supports a scholar-teacher in the early or middle stages of their career. Our current Schaenen Scholar is Joseph Porter. He received his doctorate in philosophy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2022. At the Prindle Institute, Joseph assists in a variety of capacities, including teaching an ethics course to the Hillman interns each semester. He also teaches courses for the philosophy department at DePauw. Joseph’s research focuses on democratic theory, food and animal ethics, and social power.
Robert and Carolyn Frederick Distinguished Visiting Professor of Ethics
The Robert and Carolyn Frederick Distinguished Visiting Professor of Ethics supports an established scholar-teacher at the peak of their intellectual career. The Prindle Institute is not currently accepting applications for this position.