Research & Scholarship Committee Seeks Proposals for the O’Hop Final World Lecture

The O’Hop Final Word Lecture is an annual presentation by a faculty member whose research and scholarship reflects exceptional achievement in a particular field.  All faculty members are invited to submit their own proposals for the 2022 O’Hop Final Word Lecture. All proposals are due to the Research and Scholarship Committee by 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 28.  Send proposals via email to

The Research and Scholarship Committee will review submissions and select the 2022 O’Hop Final Word lecturer during the week of March 1.  The lecturer will be notified on or about Friday, March 4.

The proposals will be judged on the degree to which they propose a lecture of keen scholarly insight, innovative thinking and accessibility to a broad audience of colleagues. The lecture should be 30 minutes in length and address in non-technical language the applicant’s disciplinary research interests or may speak to broader themes in higher education.

The proposal package is to include:

  • A cover sheet* that includes the faculty member’s name, rank, department affiliation, contact information and title of proposed lecture.
  • A proposed lecture overview of no more than three double-spaced pages;

*The cover sheet will be removed before the proposal is distributed to the review committee.

The 2022 O’Hop Final Word Lecturer will receive an honorarium of $1,000 and a plaque noting the date and title of the lecture. A copy of the lecture will be posted on the Wilkes University website.

Funding for the Final Word Lecture is underwritten through a generous endowment gift from former Wilkes University vice-president Paul O’Hop.

This year’s O’Hop Final Word Lecture is tentatively scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, April 11, in the Henry Student Center Ballroom.