The winner of the Professorship has the opportunity to prepare their lectures for publication in a monograph series that the Oxford University Press has created featuring Phi Beta Kappa Romanell Lectures.
The Oxford University Press: Romanell Lectures
All Talked Out: Naturalism and the Future of Philosophy by J.D. Trout
Tragic Failures: How and Why We are Harmed by Toxic Chemicals by Carl F. Cranor
What do Philosophers Do? Skepticism and the Practice of Philosophy by Penelope Maddy
Professorship nominees do not have to be members of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, but all nominations must be submitted to the national office by a Phi Beta Kappa chapter. Each chapter is invited to submit one nomination per year.
For all nominations, use this form.
Please note: This is a 3-year rolling application. If your nominee is not selected, he/she will go back into the candidate pool for the following two years.
The nominating chapter, should its nominee be selected as the Romanell Professor, is responsible for scheduling, organizing, and publicizing the lecture series. This includes any necessary communications with the Romanell Professor, Department of Philosophy, and/or the sheltering institution. The Phi Beta Kappa National Office will assist in publicity for the event(s) and will compensate the Chapter with $1,000 to offset cost for the lecture series.