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The Faculty Distinguished Lecture is designed to represent a significant achievement of research by a faculty member. Selected faculty may be receiving the honor for a long record of distinguished intellectual achievements or for a recent substantial scholarly achievement. The first lecture was presented in 1964 by Professor of English Norma Rose.

2021-22 Faculty Distinguished Lecture

Professor of Religious and Ethical Studies Shannon Grimes delivered Meredith College’s Faculty Distinguished Lecture on April 5, 2022, in Jones Auditorium. A live stream option was available.

Some of the most recent Faculty Distinguished Lectures are available on video. Watch the lectures ».

Faculty distinguished lecturers, (present to 1964):

  • Shannon Grimes
  • Diane Ellis
  • Cammey Manning
  • Cynthia Edwards
  • Garry Walton
  • Karthik Aghoram
  • Mary Kay Delaney
  • Dan Fountain
  • Sherry Shapiro
  • Eloise Grathwohl
  • Bill Landis
  • John Mecham
  • Deborah Tippett
  • Brent Pitts
  • Ellen Williams
  • Lyn Aubrecht
  • Beth Mulvaney
  • Allen Page
  • Louise Taylor
  • Jo Guglielmi
  • Mary Lorene Thomas
  • Ellen Bonham Goode
  • John W. Kincheloe, III
  • Craven Allen Burris
  • Gwendolyn Clay
  • Rebecca Bailey
  • James R. Johnson
  • James C.B. Fogle
  • Reginald B. Shiflett
  • Betty Webb
  • Rhonda M. Zingraff
  • Burgunde Winz
  • Cynthia Bross
  • Clara R. Bunn
  • Ed Wheeler
  • Lois Frazier
  • Ione K. Knight
  • Joseph Maron
  • Rosemary T. Hornak
  • Frank L. Grubbs
  • Jane Sullivan
  • R. John Huber
  • Evelyn P. Simmons
  • Sally Rigsbee
  • W. David Lynch
  • Thomas C. Parramore
  • Roger H. Crook
  • Sally Horner
  • Rosalie P. Gates
  • Marilyn M. Stuber
  • Leonard White
  • Sarah M. Lemmon
  • Harry E. Cooper
  • Bernard H. Cochran
  • Mary Lynch Johnson
  • Edwin K. Blanchard
  • Ethel Tilley
  • Mary Yarbrough
  • Norma Rose
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