The Martha Daniel Newell Visiting Scholar program was established in 2011 with an endowment from Georgia College & State University alumna, Mrs. Martha Daniel Newell. The Newell Visiting Scholar program promotes the Georgia College liberal arts mission by bringing to campus eminent scholars from the arts, humanities, social sciences and physical sciences, the disciplines at the heart of our liberal arts mission. Furthermore, the Newell Visiting Scholars program provides exciting opportunities for students, faculty and the Georgia College community to engage with, learn from, and work alongside nationally recognized senior scholars from distinguished institutions of higher learning.
Georgia College invites residency proposals from eminent scholars. The proposal should identify the goals and initiatives the scholar will bring to the Georgia College campus community during their residency. While residencies may vary in length, the typical residency is for a full regular academic semester and includes teaching a course, public lectures and presentations. An ideal candidate will engage students, faculty and the community with their research interests and expertise with a rich variety of programming. Interdisciplinary explorations are welcomed. The Newell Visiting Scholar receives a stipend, an office space on campus and will be assisted with preparation and programming by an academic home department. A scholar on leave for purposes of intellectual renewal, or recently retired might be well positioned for a semester-long residency at Georgia College.