Stanford Distinguished Professors
The Henry King Stanford Distinguished Professorship in the Humanities was established by an anonymous donor in 1980 to serve as a permanent memorial to President Henry King Stanford, who retired in 1981 following 19 years of distinguished service. Through this endowed program, students and faculty at the University of Miami have had the opportunity to interact with many great humanities scholars. The first holder of the professorship was Nobel Prize-winning author Isaac Bashevis Singer. In 2006 the parameters of the Stanford Professorships were expanded to include both long-term and shorter-term appointments. In addition to meeting students in the classroom, the Stanford Professors share their work by delivering a public lecture to students, faculty, and the broader South Florida community.
- 2012-2013 (Mark Juergensmeyer, Temple Grandin, Mary Garrard, Amitov Ghosh)
- 2011-2012 (Nilo Cruz, Alan Lightman, Dominic McIver Lopes)
- 2010-2011 (Chris Abani, Martha Nussbaum, Anna Deavere Smith)
- 2009-2010 (Bastiaan C. Van Fraassen, Marjorie Garber, Daniel Mato)
- 2008-2009 (Ruth Behar, Mark Lamos)
- 2007-2008 (Edwidge Danticat, Natalie Zemon Davis, Stephen Neale, Edward Sullivan)