Rydell Professorship History

The Rydell Professorship at Gustavus Adolphus College is a scholar-in-residence program designed to bring Nobel laureates and similarly distinguished scholars to the campus as catalysts to enhance learning and teaching. The Rydell Professorship was established in 1993 by Drs. Robert E. and Susan T. Rydell to give students the opportunity to learn from and interact with leading scholars.

Past Speakers

Year Presenter
2019

 

David Montgomery, Professor of Earth and Space Sciences at the University of Washington

2017-2018

Alison Murdoch, Professor of Reproductive Medicine at Newcastle University and Founder and Head of Newcastle Fertility Centre at Life

Helen King, Professor Emerita of Classical Studies at the Open University in England

Spring

2016

Owen Flanagan, James B. Duke Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Neurobiology at Duke University

David Sedlak Malozemoff Professor in Mineral Engineering, Co-director of Berkeley Water Center, and Director of Institute for Environmental Science and Engineering

Summer 2014

David Sedlak,  Malozemoff Professor in Mineral Engineering, Co-director of Berkeley Water Center, and Director of Institute for Environmental Science and Engineering

2013

Sylvester James GatesJohn S. Toll Professor of Physics at the University of Maryland

Fall 2012

William Fitzgerald, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Marine Sciences, University of Connecticut

Spring 2011

Robert J. Lang, artist of origami

Fall 2010

Derek Walcott, Nobel Laureate in Literature

Spring 2009

Curtis Mareanprofessor at the Institute of Human Origins as part of the School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University

Spring 2008 Franciscus (Frans) B.M. de Waal, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Primate Behavior at Emory University and Director of the Living Links Center at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center
Spring 2007

Sylvester James Gates, John S. Toll Professor of Physics at the University of Maryland

Spring 2006

Dr. Robert Gallo,  Director and Co-founder of the Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

Fall 2002

Stephen SmaleProfessor at the Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago and a Distinguished University Professor at the City University of Hong Kong

Spring 2002 Lawrence Levine, retired professor,University of California at Berkeley and George Mason University
Fall 2000

Masao AbeProfessor of Philosophy at Nara University of Education

Spring 2000

Susan CoppersmithRobert E. Fassnacht and a Vilas Professor of Physics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison

Spring 1999

Freeman Dyson, professor emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton

Margaret Geller, Senior Scientist, Harvard–Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. 

Fall 1997

Philip Morrison, Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Spring 1996

Philip AndersonJoseph Henry Professor of Physics, Emeritus at Princeton and Nobel Laureate in Physics

 

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