JH Society of Scholars
honoring scholars who completed their graduate, postdoctoral, professional or performance training at Johns Hopkins, but are not currently affiliated, and who have achieved marked professional or scholarly distinction in their fieldscontact us
2023 Call for Nominations
About the Society
The Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars was created on the recommendation of then-president Milton S. Eisenhower and approved by the university’s board of trustees on May 1, 1967.
The society — the first of its kind in the nation — honors individuals who completed their graduate, postdoctoral, professional or performance training at Johns Hopkins, but are not currently affiliated, and who have achieved marked professional or scholarly distinction in their fields.
The Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars honors individuals who completed their graduate, postdoctoral, professional or performance training at Johns Hopkins, but are not currently affiliated, and who have achieved marked professional or scholarly distinction in their fields. Nominees must have been in residence at Johns Hopkins University for at least one year and must have been separated from JHU for at least 5 years prior to the nomination deadline of the current year. All graduate and postdoctoral alumni are eligible. Peabody post-baccalaureate performance alumni are also eligible. The selection process will favor those for whom training at Johns Hopkins was clearly instrumental in launching their outstanding, independent careers.
When the call for nominations is issued, and with verification of eligibility by the appropriate academic division/school, Johns Hopkins faculty may initiate the inductee nomination process.
Submissions will be made online via Interfolio link, and include the following:
- Nominator and/or Mentor Name, JHU Affiliation [Division/School, Email Address]
- Nominee Name, JHU Affiliation & Duration [Division/School, Department, Duration]
- Nominee’s Complete CV
- List of ≤ 5 of nominee’s major publications, awards, performances, recordings, and other significant achievements by the nominee subsequent to the nominee’s training at JHU
- Nominator’s Statement of Support (limit 200 words) highlighting the nominee’s major contributions to their field. Should the nominee be elected into the Society of Scholars, this statement may be used in part or in its entirety in the Society of Scholars Induction Ceremony Program and/or other materials.
The Society of Scholars Selection Committee, whose members are distributed among the academic divisions, annually elects a limited number of scholars from the candidates nominated by the academic division.
- John Groopman, Committee Chair
- Bloomberg School of Public Health | Edyth Schoenrich Professor in Preventive Medicine
- Kala Visvanathan
- Bloomberg School of Public Health | Professor & Director of the Center for Clinical Cancer Genetics & Prevention
- Phillip Phan
- Carey Business School | Alonzo & Virginia Decker Professor
- Mary Favret
- Krieger School of Arts & Sciences | Professor & Vice Dean for Graduate Education & Centers, Programs & Institutes
- Kip Wile
- Peabody Institute | Professor, Music Theory
- William Zartman
- School of Advanced International Studies | Jacob Blaustein Distinguished Professor Emeritus of International Organization & Conflict Resolution
- Hunter Gehlbach
- School of Education | Professor & Vice Dean of Academic Affairs
- Ericka Matunis
- School of Medicine | Professor of Cell Biology
- Eileen P.G. (Patti) Vining
- School of Medicine | Professor of Neurology & Pediatrics
- Nancy Reynolds
- School of Nursing | Professor & Associate Dean of Global Affairs
- John Wierman
- Whiting School of Engineering | Professor of Applied Mathematics & Statistics