Elizabeth Kiss

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Elizabeth Kiss (born 1961) is serving as the eighth president of Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia.


Kiss received her undergraduate degree in 1983 from Davidson College and was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, where she received her D.Phil in 1990.

Prior to joining Agnes Scott, she was the Nannerl O. Keohane director of the Kenan Institute for Ethics and an associate professor of the practice of political science and philosophy at Duke University. Kiss has taught at Randolph-Macon College, Princeton University, and Deep Springs College. Kiss also was a fellow at Harvard University and with the National Humanities Center.


  • "Democracy and the Politics of Recognition", in Democracy's Edges, edited by Ian Shapiro and Casiano Hacker-Cordon (1999), Cambridge University Press.
  • "Saying We're Sorry: Liberal Democracy and the Rhetoric of Collective Identity", Constellations, vol. 4 no. 3 (1998), pp. 387-398.
  • "In Praise of Eccentricity: Character, Moral Education, and Democracy", in The Power of Character, edited by Michael S. Josephson and Wes Hanson (1998), pp. 327-335, Jossey-Bass.
  • "Justice", in A Companion to Feminist Philosophy, edited by Alison M. Jaggar and Iris Marion Young (1998), pp. 487-499, Oxford: Blackwell.
  • "Conscience and Moral Psychology: Reflections on Thomas Hill's 'Four Conceptions of Conscience'", in Integrity and Conscience, edited by Robert Adams and Ian Shapiro (1998), pp. 69-76.


  • Owen, Jennifer Bryon. "Q&A with *Agnes Scott's New President". Agnes Scott The Magazine. Fall 2006.

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