Visiting Scholars


Dr. Leana Wen

2018 Resident Scholar

Ta-Nehisi Coates

2015-2016 Resident Journalist

David Maraniss

2013–2014 Resident Journalist

April Ryan

2017-18 Resident Journalist

Michael Owen

2014–2015 Resident Artist

Jerry Pinkney

2009–2010 Lower School Resident Author

Charlotte Potter

2016-2017 Resident Artist

Sam Baker

2013–2014 Writer-in-Residence

Helene Cooper

2010–2011 Resident Journalist

Seymour Hersh

2005–2006 Resident Journalist

Dr. Mario Livio

2006-2007 Resident Scholar

Jenny Cooper '04

2014–2015 Millhauser Fellow

Li-Young Lee

2007–2008 Writer-in-Residence

Park is fortunate to have a number of residency programs that bring scholars, artists, and journalists to campus. Visiting scholars meet with students for discussions and workshops, in large and small groups, revealing worlds of excitement and possibility beyond the classroom.

In March 1913, The Sun reported that Admiral Robert E. Peary delivered "an illustrated address to the pupils and guests of The Park School on 'The Conquest of the North and South Poles'…with 100 views of the Arctic regions taken by the latest Peary expeditions…In introducing the explorer to the large audience, consisting of the school children and their parents and friends, Dr. Froelicher said that Admiral Peary was the first lecturer to address the pupils." Since that early visit, countless scholars, artists, musicians, writers, politicians, and scientists — including Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, journalist Frank Rich, ethicist Dr. Ruth Fader, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, choreographer Merce Cunningham, and poets Li-Young Li and Lucille Clifton — have visited Park.

The Parents' Association sponsors the annual Resident Scholar program. Our other residencies and visiting scholars are underwritten with endowed funds established in memory of Park graduates by their families and friends.

Resident Scholar 

For more than 35 years, scholars in a broad range of fields have visited the school to discuss their work with Upper School students.

Weinberg Resident Journalist

Recent visiting journalists have included Pulitzer Prize winners, and a White House Press Secretary.

Diana Lee Fox '75 Resident Artist 

Since 1981, this program has brought renowned local, regional, and national artists to Park to work with students and present a gallery show. 

Millhauser Fellowship

Started in 1998, The Park School Graduate Student Fellows Program in Science, Mathematics, and Technology celebrates the careers of young alumni currently in graduate school in these fields by inviting them to return to Park and share their research with Upper School students. 

Peter Baida '68 Writer-in-Residence

This program began in 2004 in honor of Park Alumnus Peter Baida.

Gordon Berman Lower School Resident Author

Newbery and Caldecott Award winners, and noteworthy authors and illustrators of children's books, visit to give presentations and conduct hands-on workshops with Lower School students.