Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows Program

For the past several years I have had the privilege of being a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow.  Under the auspices of The Council of Independent Colleges, I visit liberal art colleges around the country.  The basic goal of the program is to promote the value of liberal arts education -- to demonstrate that a general and broad education can be one of the most powerful tools for a successful career and life.

Generally I spend a week at each college, lecturing and working with individual students and classes, covering a range of topics, from business to philosophy, from music to the visual arts, from religion to entrepreneurship.

The cultural diversity of the schools has been extraordinary. I visited a deeply religious school in an affluent secular suburb, another  college located deep in rural Appalachia, and a hip urban school situated in a media-savvy metropolitan environment. I have learned a great deal from these residencies, as each has stretched my boundaries in its own way.

In March 2017, Diamond's "Dark Lady Reflections" was premiered at St. Ambrose University. Dan Hale, Chairman of the Theater Department , played Shakespeare. Nancy Hayes, Chair of the English Department, played Amelia Lanier, Shakespeare’s purported lover. 

Click here for an interview with Elizabeth Lynn at The Institute for Leadership and Service. The interview as given as part of my residency at Valparaiso University in January 2016.

"Visiting Fellow Stuart Diamond Brings Big Ideas to RU" from my visit to Radford University in March 2014 

The Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows Program is an offering by The Council of Independent Colleges

Below are a few of the colleges I have visited.

Centenary College 


Lindsey Wilson College

Emerson College 

Lake Erie College 

Alma College 

Radford University 

Valparaiso University 

Concordia University 

Lindenwood University
St. Ambrose University
St. Thomas University
 

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