Our Fellows

Since our founding in 1945, Citizens & Scholars has supported over 27,000 visionary thinkers, scholars, and teachers in our Fellow community. We strategically invest in visionary people across the left, right, and center with diverse ideas that strengthen democracy for the long haul. Our Fellow community includes 16 Nobel Laureates, 21 Pulitzer Prize recipients, 27 Presidential and National Medalists, 44 MacArthur “Genius Grant” recipients, and more than 100 college and university presidents.

Featured Fellows

Evelyn Blackwood

Evelyn Blackwood

Professor Emerita of Anthropology, Purdue University

  • Women's Studies Fellow '90
Sadie Bograd

Sadie Bograd

Student Member, Kentucky Student Voice Team

  • Civic Spring Fellow '20
Kavitha Cardoza

Kavitha Cardoza

Interim Public Editor, Education Writer’s Association

  • Higher Ed Media Fellow '20
Erica Armstrong Dunbar

Erica Armstrong Dunbar

Charles and Mary Beard Professor of History, Rutgers University

  • Career Enhancement Fellow '03
Drew Gilpin Faust

Drew Gilpin Faust

President Emerita, Harvard University

  • Woodrow Wilson Fellow '70
Jason Gonzales

Jason Gonzales

Higher Education and Legislative Matters Reporter, Chalkbeat Colorado

  • Higher Ed Media Fellow '20
Doris Kearn Goodwin

Doris Kearn Goodwin

Presidential Historian, Pulitzer Prize Winner in History

  • Woodrow Wilson Fellow '64
David Johnson III

David Johnson III

Mathematics Teacher, Lynhurst 7th & 8th Grade Center

  • Teaching Fellow '09
Jill Lepore

Jill Lepore

David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History, Harvard University

  • Newcombe Fellow '93
Sarah Longwell

Sarah Longwell

Publisher, The Bullwark

  • Brewer Fellow '20
Tamara Markey

Tamara Markey

Physics Teacher, Columbus Academy

  • Teaching Fellow '14
Lerone A. Martin

Lerone A. Martin

Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Stanford University, Martin Luther King, Jr., Centennial Chair and Director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute

  • Malkiel Fellow '17
Monica Muñoz Martinez

Monica Muñoz Martinez

Associate Professor of History, University of Texas at Austin, MacArthur Fellow

  • Career Enhancement Fellow '17
John C. Mather

John C. Mather

Senior Astrophysicist in the Observational Cosmology Laboratory, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Nobel Laureate in Physics

  • Woodrow Wilson Fellow '68
Jim McPherson

Jim McPherson

George Henry Davis '86 Professor Emeritus of United States History, Princeton University, Pulitzer Prize Winner in History

  • Woodrow Wilson Fellow '58
Griffyn Mendoza

Griffyn Mendoza

Youth Participant, Groundwork Elizabeth

  • Civic Spring Fellow '20
Jim Peebles

Jim Peebles

Albert Einstein Professor in Science, Emeritus, Princeton University, Nobel Laureate in Physics

  • Woodrow Wilson Fellow '58
Andrew Perrin

Andrew Perrin

Professor of Sociology, Johns Hopkins University

  • Newcombe Fellow '00
Daniel R. Porterfield

Daniel R. Porterfield

President and CEO, the Aspen Institute, President Emeritus, Franklin & Marshall College

  • Mellon Fellow '89
Richard Reddick

Richard Reddick

Senior Vice Provost for Curriculum and Enrollment and Dean of Undergraduate Studies, University of Texas Austin

  • Career Enhancement Fellow '10
  • MMUF Travel & Research Fellow '06
Jennifer Scanlon

Jennifer Scanlon

Senior Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs, Bowdoin College

  • Women's Studies Fellow '87
Forrest Stuart

Forrest Stuart

Associate Professor of Sociology, director of the Stanford Ethnography Lab, Stanford University, MacArthur Fellow

  • Career Enhancement Fellow '15
Chris Suggs

Chris Suggs

Founder, Kinston Teens, Inc.

  • Civic Spring Fellow '20
Salamishah Tillet

Salamishah Tillet

Henry Rutgers Professor of Creative Writing and African American and African Studies, Rutgers University-Newark, Contributing Critic at Larger, The New York Times; Pulitzer Prize Winner in Criticism

  • Mellon Fellow '99
  • Career Enhancement Fellow '10
Ben Vinson III

Ben Vinson III

Provost and Executive Vice President, Case Western Reserve University

  • Career Enhancement Fellow '01
Sharita Ware

Sharita Ware

Engineering and Technology Teacher, East Tipp Middle School

  • Teaching Fellow '11
Layla Zaidane

Layla Zaidane

President and CEO, Millennial Action Project

  • Brewer Fellow '20

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Visionary thinkers of all ages and fields in our Fellow community

16

Nobel Laureates

44

MacArthur “Genius Grant” recipients

100+

College and University presidents

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