Visiting Scholars

The best and brightest minds gather at the Prindle Institute

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. Contact Cheyanne Maddox (cheyannemaddox@depauw.edu) for more information about our current visiting scholar searches.

The Nancy Schaenen Visiting Scholar

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The Nancy Schaenen Visiting Scholar appointment supports a scholar-teacher in the early or middle stages of their career. Our current Schaenen Scholar is Jessica Mejía. Professor Mejía is working on a paper examining the ethics of killing organisms that possess small minds, such as honeybees. Professor Mejía received her undergraduate degree from University of San Francisco with a double major in history and philosophy. She went on to complete her Ph.D. at Purdue University. Her specialization is applied ethics, with a focus on animal ethics.

Our incoming Schaenen Scholar has been selected. Please keep an eye on this page for more information about this bright philosopher!

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.

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