Endowed in honor of John Reardon Heath, Grinnell Class of 1919, who was an active member and President of the Grinnell Board of Trustees and gave steadfast support to Grinnell’s long and continuing engagement with the world, the Heath Professorship bring to Grinnell College the most distinguished international figures for a semester-length stay. Heath Professors teach two courses during their stay (typically one course at the 200-level and one course at the 300-level). Like the International Visiting Fellows, each Heath Professor receives college housing, an office, and a Grinnell email account, along with an honorarium that is competitive with the salaries of Grinnell’s most senior professors.
To bring someone to campus as the Heath Professor, fill out the application form. Typically, applications are reviewed by the Center’s Advisory Board a year in advance of the proposed visit.
Co-John R. Heath Professors, Fall 2010
Carmen Martinez Novo and Carlos de la Torre are the John R. Heath Professors for Fall 2010.
Photographer: Ben Brewer '11