Diversity and Community Engagement

The University of Mississippi

Provost’s Summer Scholars Program

The Provost’s Summer Scholars Program brings distinguished scholars to The University of Mississippi (UM) in the summer to provide an opportunity for UM students to learn from nationally and internationally known intellectuals and to enrich summer session academic experiences for students, faculty and staff.

Scholars are hosted by a department but are accessible to the general public. The length of the visitation will vary from weeks to months and the scholarly activities are presented in classroom talks, laboratories, symposiums and general lectures. Each scholar gives a public lecture to the Oxford community.

Sponsored by the Office of the Provost, College of Liberal Arts, and Office of Summer School (within the Division of Outreach) this program welcomes talented individuals with outstanding academic records to apply (information below).


Dr. Matthew Holden, a native Mississippian, is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at The University of Virginia and Former President of the American Political Science Association. Dr. Holden will join Dr. John W. Winkle of our own faculty, in Political Science 318: Politics of the American South, during the First Summer Session, June 1–June 29.

Dr. Arnold Aprill is one of the key players in developing and researching arts-based learning in schools. Dr. Aprill served as Director of the Chicago program known as CAPE in which artists-in-residence and professional educators worked with the City of Chicago to provide arts opportunities for Chicago schools.


provostsummerscholars_clip_image002Alex Willingham
Williams College
(Political Science)

provostsummerscholars_clip_image002_0000Claude Wilkinson
poet & Grisham Writer in Residence

To apply to the Provost’s Summer Scholars Program, please contact:
Ms. Jan Murray, Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Professor of Art