Endowed Professors and Chairs

An endowed chair or professorship is the highest academic award that the university can bestow on a faculty member. It is both an honor to the named holder of the appointment and also an enduring tribute to the donor who establishes it.

Anthropology

Sophia Perdikaris, Carl A. Happold Professor in Anthropology

Biological Sciences

Paul Blum, Charles Bessey Professor of Biological Sciences
Eileen Hebets, Charles Bessey Professor of Biological Sciences
Kristi Montooth, Susan J. Rosowski Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
Jay Storz, Willa Cather Professor of Biological Sciences
Charles Wood, Lewis/Lehr/3M University Professor of Biological Sciences

Chemistry

David Berkowitz, Willa Cather Professor of Chemistry
Eric Dodds, Susan J. Rosowski Associate Professor of Chemistry
Patrick Dussault, Charles Bessey Professor of Chemistry
David S. Hage, Hewett University Professor of Chemistry
Larry Parkhurst, Hewett University Professor of Chemistry
Andrzej Rajca, Charles Bessey Professor of Chemistry
Jody Redepenning, Lucille R. Hac Chair of Chemistry
Xiao Cheng Zeng, Chancellor’s University Professor of Chemistry

Classics and Religious Studies

Stephen Burnett, Hymen Rosenberg Associate Professor in Judaic Studies
Stephen Lahey, Carl A. Happold Professor of Classics and Religious Studies

Communication Studies

Dawn O. Braithwaite, Willa Cather Professor of Communication Studies
Jordan Soliz, Leland J. and Dorothy H. Olson Chair in Arts and Sciences

Computer Science and Engineering

Stephen Cooper, Chancellor's Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
Carrick Detweiler, Susan J. Rosowski Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
Mehmet Can Vuran, Susan J. Rosowski Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Christopher Fielding, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Coffman Chair in Sedimentary Geology
Tracy Frank, C. Bertrand Schultz Chair of Stratigraphy
Sherilyn Fritz, George Holmes University Professor and Willa Cather Emeritus Professor of Earth and Atmospheric  Sciences
David Harwood, T. Mylan and Eunice E. Stout Distinguished Professor of Stratigraphy
David Watkins, T. Mylan and Eunice E. Stout Distinguished Professor in Paleontology

English

Marco Abel, Willa Cather Professor of English
Jonis Agee
, Adele Hall Professor of English
Stephen Behrendt, George Holmes University Professor of English
Robert Brooke, John E. Weaver Professor of English
Stephen Buhler, Aaron Douglas Professor of English
Joy Castro, Willa Cather Professor of English
Kwame Dawes, Chancellor’s Professor and Glenna Luschei Editorship of Prairie Schooner
Ted Kooser, University of Nebraska Presidential Professor
Chigozie Obioma, James E. Ryan Associate Professor of English
Kenneth Price, Hillegass University Professor of Nineteenth-Century American Literature
Timothy Schaffert, Susan J. Rosowski Professor of English
Stacey Waite, Susan J. Rosowski Associate Professor of English
Laura White, John Weaver Professor of English

History

Tim Borstelmann, Elwood N. and Katherine Thompson Distinguished Professor of Modern World History
Amy Burnett, Paula and D. B. Varner University Professor of History
Bedross Der Matossian, Hymen Rosenberg Associate Professor in Judaic Studies
Parks Coble, James L. Sellers College Professor of History
Dierdre Cooper Owens, Charles and Linda Wilson Professor in the History of Medicine
Margaret Jacobs, Chancellor’s Professor of History
Katrina Jagodinsky, Susan J. Rosowski Associate Professor of History
James Le Sueur, Samuel Clark Waugh Distinguished Professor on International Relations
Carole Levin, Willa Cather Professor of History
Gerald Steinacher, Rawley Professor of History
William Thomas, John and Catherine Angle Chair in Humanities
Kenneth Winkle, Thomas C. Sorensen Professor in American History

Mathematics

George Avalos, Milton E. Mohr Distinguished Professor of Mathematics
Luchezar Avramov, Dale M. Jensen Chair in Mathematics
Brian Harbourne, Willa Cather Professor of Mathematics
Susan Hermiller, Willa Cather Professor of Mathematics
Yvonne Lai, Milton E. Mohr Distinguished Professor of Mathematics
James Lewis
, Aaron Douglas Professor of Mathematics
Allan C. Peterson, Charles Bessey Professor of Mathematics
Petronela Radu, Leland J. and Dorothy H. Olson Professor of Mathematics
Richard Rebarber, Milton E. Mohr Distinguished Professor of Mathematics
Judy Walker
, Aaron Douglas Professor of Mathematics
Mark Walker, Willa Cather Professor of Mathematics

Modern Languages and Literatures

Iker González-Allende, Leland J. and Dorothy H. Olson Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures
Jordan Stump, Charles Bessey Professor of Modern Languages & Literatures
Isabel VelázquezHarold E. Spencer Associate Professor in Modern Languages 

Philosophy

John Brunero, Robert R. Chambers Distinguished Professor of Philosophy
David K. Henderson, Robert. R. Chambers Distinguished Professor of Philosophy

Physics and Astronomy

Martin Centurion, Susan J. Rosowski Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Peter Dowben, Charles Bessey Professor of Physics
Timothy Gay, Willa Cather Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Alexei Gruverman, Charles Bessey Professor of Physics
David Sellmyer, George Holmes University Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Evgeny Tsymbal, George Holmes University Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Donald Umstadter, Leland J. and Dorothy H. Olson Chair

Political Science

John Hibbing, Foundation Regents Professor of Political Science
Courtney Hillebrecht, Samuel Clark Waugh Distinguished Professor on International Relations
Ari Kohen, Schlesinger Associate Professor for Social Justice
Kevin Smith, Leland J. and Dorothy H. Olson Chair of Political Science
Elizabeth Theiss-Morse, Willa Cather Professor of Political Science

Psychology

Rick Bevins, Chancellor's Professor of Psychology
David DiLillo, Willa Cather Professor of Psychology
Calvin Garbin, John Weaver Professor of Psychology
Sarah Gervais, Susan J. Rosowski Professor of Psychology
Debra Hope, Aaron Douglas Professor of Psychology
Maital Neta, Carl A. Happold Professor of Psychology
Cary Savage, Mildred Francis Thompson Professor of Social Sciences
Jeffrey Stevens, Susan J. Rosowski Associate Professor of Psychology
Richard Wiener, Charles Bessey Professor of Psychology

Sociology

Bilal Khan, Carl A. Happold Professor of Sociology
Julia McQuillan, Willa Cather Professor of Sociology
Kristen Olson, Leland J. and Dorothy H. Olson Professor of Sociology
Philip Schwadel, Carl A. Happold Professor of Sociology
Kimberly Tyler, Willa Cather Professor of Sociology