Pre-COVID-19 Photo

Each semester, the Blount Scholars Program brings artists, academics, and figures from public life to campus to lecture on topics of interest and meet with Blount students.  Recent lecturers have included:

E.O. Wilson

“The father of sociobiology and biodiversity”, Pellegrino University Professor, Emeritus
Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University

Bill Nye

The Science Guy. ‘nough said.

Douglas Brinkley

James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy Fellow
Professor of History, Rice University

Christina Baker Kline

American Novelist, #1 New York Times best selling author, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Fellowship Recipient

Bobby Horton

Instrumentalist, Composer, Producer, and Music Historian

Danielle Allen

Director, Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics
James Bryant Conant University Professor, Harvard University

Kathryn Stockett

Novelist and Author of The Help. The book is always better (especially when the author comes to speak)

Betsy Schlabach

Associate Professor of History and African & African American Studies, Earlham College

Stephen Pinker

Johnstone Family Professor
Department of Psychology, Harvard University