Current Visiting Scholar
Michael E. Mann (Thom Davis, Natural and Applied Sciences, Faculty Host)
Dr. Michael E. Mann is a Professor of Meteorology and Director of the Earth System Science Center at Penn State University and author of more than 200 peer-reviewed and edited publication. Mann had published three books including Dire Predictions: Understanding Climate Change, The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines, & The Madhouse Effect. He has made Bloomberg News' list of fifty most influential people in 2013 and received the Stephen H. Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science Communication in 2017.
Short-Term Visiting Scholars
The Valente Center hosts short-term visiting scholars (for about a week). These scholars are typically distinguished leaders in their fields. We ask them to do several class visits, give a public lecture, host a faculty workshop or work-in-progress seminar, and hold office hours for anyone on campus who would like to spend time with them. We usually bring one such scholar to campus each semester and try to rotate among departments so that we can enrich the intellectual life for everyone in the arts and sciences and beyond. If you would like to suggest a short-term visiting scholar, it’s easiest if you can get departmental support, show us that there is faculty and student interest in the scholar, and help us identify potential audiences for events.
Long-Term Visiting Scholars
The Valente Center regularly host longer-term visiting scholars, from several months to a full semester or academic year. These scholars usually have their own source of funding and include faculty members on sabbatical, postdoctoral fellows, emerging scholars at the dissertation phase, or faculty members from other institutions who are collaborating with Bentley faculty members. We provide an office space for them (if available), library privileges, sometimes a small housing allowance, and ask them to participate in the intellectual life of campus by offering a work-in-progress talk, and/or a workshop, a lecture, a seminar, etc. We also asked them to attend events offered on campus and interact with our students and faculty members.
For information about how you or someone you know can become a visiting scholar here at Bentley, please contact Director of the Valente Center, David Szymanski.