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

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.


Recent Green Honors Chairs

Dr. Erin Baerwald, University of Northern British Columbia
Hosted by the Department of Environmental Science, College of Science & Engineering
TOPIC: Loving the Unlovable: The Challenges of Conservation (bats)


Regina Taylor

Regina Taylor, actress, director, playwright, educator, activist
Presented by the Department of Theatre, College of Fine Arts
TOPIC: Playwrights for Social Change Workshop



photo of michael berenbaumDr. Michael Berenbaum, Director of the Sigi Ziering Institute at American Jewish University
Hosted by the Department of Religion, AddRan College of Liberal Arts, and Brite Divinity School
TOPICS: The Reality of Human Dignity; The Perils of Holocaust Denial, Falsification, Trivialization and Minimization in 2022
Hate; Holocaust and the Search for Humanity: Survivors’ Perspectives



Rafael Rozendaal, visual artist who uses the internet as his canvas.
Premier Green Honors Chair presented by College of Fine Arts and Neeley School of Business
TOPICS: NFTs and digital scarcity (fine arts); Taxes, NFTs, the Blockchain and Smart Contracts (business); Independent Making and Exhibiting, NFTs, the Future of Crypto


Black Hat USA 2012 | Speaker - Solomon Sonya
Solomon Sonya, director of offensive cyber operations training
Hosted by the Department of Computer Science, College of Science & Engineering
TOPICS: Securing Cyberspace via Lessons Learned from the Evolution of Malware;
Dangers of WiFi: How Attackers Can Track and Exploit You Because Your WiFi is Enabled



Dr. Cathy Malchiodi, research psychologist, clinical mental health counselor, expressive arts therapist
Hosted by School of Art, College of Fine Arts
TOPICS: Expressive Arts Therapy, Trauma-Informed Expressive Art Therapy, Self-care for the Therapist


Dr. Charles Camarda, astronaut and engineer
Hosted by the Department of Engineering, College of Science and Engineering
TOPIC: Return to Flight After the Columbia Space Shuttle Tragedy



Past Green Honors Chairs

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