Cecil H. and Ida Green Honors Chair

Scientists. Poets. Authors. Actors. Activists. These are just some of the inspirational people featured at TCU over the past 50 years.

Bringing the World to TCU

The Cecil H. and Ida Green Honors Chair program brings scholars and artists of national and international stature to campus for short residencies to:

Stimulate new ideas

Stimulate new ideas

Enrich intellectual exchange

Enrich intellectual exchange

Nurture relations with surrounding communities

Nurture relations with surrounding communities

Green Honors Chairs are hosted by a single school, college or department on a rotating yearly schedule.

Premier Green Honors Chairs appeal to an interdisciplinary audience and are presented twice a year with the support of at least two deans.



Rotation Schedule and Guidelines for Colleges, Schools, Units

Green Honors Chair Guidelines

Green Honors Chair Rotation Schedule

Premier Green Honors Chair Criteria and Voting Guidelines

Premier Green Honors Chair Nomination Form

Upcoming Green Honors Chairs

Check the TCU Calendar for all Green Honors Chair programs.


Past Green Honors Chairs

2022-23 Green Honors Chairs

Premier Green Honors Chair presented by the AddRan College of Liberal Arts and the College of Education
Brenda Child
Northrup Professor of American Studies and American Indian Studies
“Native American Narratives: An Interdisciplinary Analysis of the History of Native American/Indigenous People in the 20th Century US,” “Boarding Schools and American Indian Dispossession,” and “American Indian Women as Cultural Leaders”

Political Science
Markus Prior
Professor of Politics and Public Affairs, Princeton University
“Patience in Politics: How Far-Sighted is the American Public?”

Spanish and Hispanic Studies
Javier Zamora
“Solito: Home, Identity and the Immigrant Experience

Rhonda Magee
Professor of Law, University of San Francisco
“The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities through Mindfulness”

Jeanette Rice
CRE Economist and Consultant
“Dynamics of the Multifamily Housing Industry: A Confluence of Geography, Economics, and Real Estate”

Ranch Management
John Maketa
KGC Direct, The Work Institute
“If You Want to Predict the Future, You Have to do the Math: Becoming Conversationally Intelligent About Demographic Trends”

Muhammad Khalifa
Professor of Educational Administration and Executive Director of Urban and Rural Initiatives, Ohio State University
“Culturally Responsive School Leadership”

Anda French and Jenny French
French 2D Architecture and Design Studio
“Creature Comforts: Progressive Architecture”

Fashion Merchandising
Valerie Steele
Director and Chief Curator, Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology
“150 Years of Fashion” and “Fashion in the Museum”

Communication Sciences and Disorders
Megan Roberts
Associate Professor and Principal Investigator for Early Intervention Research, Northwestern University
“Caregiver Coaching: Empowering Caregivers to Support Child Communication,” “Supporting Communication in Children with Developmental Delays: From Early Identification to Effective Intervention,” and “From Recruitment to Results: Advances and Roadblocks in Parent-Mediated Intervention Research”

Jonathan G. Price
Geologist, Nevada State University
“Geopolitics and the Beginning of the Supply Chain for Electric Vehicles and Other Green Technologies”

Kevin Knudson
Professor and Department Chair, University of Florida
“Origami Talk: Five Platonic Friends and Mathematics of Gerrymandering”

Tyrone Hayes
Professor of Integrative Biology, UC Berkley
“From Silent Spring to Silent Night: A Tale of Toads and Men”

Click for a list of notable speakers for the past 10 years.