Speaking fees and logistics

Basic Fees

 Skype/Online: $750 (up to a 90 minute discussion/presentation).

 Campus/Organization Visit (workshop or talk): $2500. This is for a full-day visit and covers up to three events (keynote talk/faculty workshop/seminar with students/etc…) in a single day. This assumes at least a half-day of travel, as well as presentations being appropriately customized to the audience and institution. Talks or workshops which may require developing significant new content may require additional payment. Multi-day visits, add an additional $1250 per day. For local events requiring minimal travel (90 minutes total), rates can be reduced.


To keep this simple, I only require reimbursement for direct transportation costs such as airfare, travel to and from airport, (or mileage if the event is within 6 hours driving distance to Charleston, South Carolina), plus the cost of any hotel stay. No meals need be reimbursed, though I often enjoy the chance to break bread with my hosts.


I am happy to be recorded for internal use on a password protected institutional website. I ask that the recordings not be made available to the wider public without my explicit permission. Photographs are always fine.

 On-Site Book Sales

I’m of course thrilled when institutions want to sell any of my books on-site and will happily sign and personalize books. With prior arrangement, I can coordinate bulk sales with publishers, though this almost always requires a minimum order with no possibility of return. I am not currently set up to be my own vendor, but this may change in the future.


If at all possible, I prefer payment via check or online transfer the day of the event. Travel expenses should be reimbursed in a timely fashion following submission of any necessary documentation.

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