Chatham University

Scholars in Residence

Each year, the Women's Institute hosts a Scholar in Residence for a week or more on campus bringing outstanding national women leaders to work closely with students. The Scholar in Residence gives guest lectures in classes, advises and mentors small groups of students, and also gives a public lecture. The residency is by invitation only.


Callie Crossley

Callie Crossley (2016-2017) is a media commentator and public speaker and currently hosts Under the Radar with Callie Crossley. Crossley formerly served as host for Boston Public Radio and The Callie Crossley Show. She is a regular contributor on National Public Radio, CNN, Fox 25 TV's Morning Show, and the PBS NewsHour.

Crossley was a producer for Eyes On the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years, the critically acclaimed documentary series, which earned her an Oscar nomination, a national Emmy, and major film and journalism awards, including the Gold Baton of the DuPont-Columbia Award, considered the Pulitzer Prize of broadcast journalism. As a network television producer, Crossley also earned top awards for her health and medical stories produced for ABC News' 20/20. Crossley balances her commentary and speaking schedule with her work as Program Manager for the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University, designing and directing the foundation's seminar series. Through her company, CrossChannels, she consults for both journalism projects and documentary filmmakers and leads media coaching workshops. Crossley has been both a Nieman Fellow and an Institute of Politics Fellow at Harvard University.