The Wallace Wilson Fellowship
Established in 2000 by Wallace Wilson ’47, and enriched by gifts from Mr. Wilson’s stepson William Mathis ’84, the Wallace Wilson Visiting Scholars Chair supports a year-long fellowship program. Distinguished educators from a variety of disciplines come to Deerfield to teach, involve themselves in the life of the school, and complete scholarly projects of their own. The intention is to expose students to scholars from many disciplines but also to allow the Fellow time for personal scholarship. There is a slightly reduced teaching load and some assigned activities that are part of boarding school life. During the year-long appointment, Wilson Fellows are considered full members of the faculty and are awarded housing and standard benefits.
Previous Wilson Fellows have included:
Malcolm McKenzie, retired Headmaster of the Malu a Pula School in Botswana; Sam Weisman, filmmaker; David and Hillary Matthews (Mr. Matthews is the retired Headmaster of the Tiger Kloof School in South Africa); David Marcus, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author; Gloria Barrett, authority in mathematics and mathematics education; and Trevor McKinlay, retired Headmaster of Markham College in Lima, Peru.
If you are interested in becoming a Wilson Fellow or would like to suggest a candidate, send a cover letter and resume to John Taylor, Associate Head of School, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject line in the email should be Wilson Fellow. Decisions regarding new members of the faculty are usually made from mid-March through mid-May.