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Endowed Chairs and Named Professorships

Endowed Chairs and Named Professorships

Endowed Chairs and Distinguished Professorships are prestigious term appointments for scholarly achievement and distinction within a specific departmental unit. Contact your dean's office about open chairs.

Criteria for Appointment

  1. Quality and number of scholarly and/or creative works.
  2. Enhancement of the university's reputation through regional, national and international recognition of the professional work.
  3. Quality of university teaching.
  4. Service to the university and to the profession which distinguishes the individual and university. Appropriate professional and personal conduct.
  5. Normally, recipients must be full professors at the University of South Carolina or eligible for initial appointment at that rank. In the former case, it is particularly important that the same high standards be adhered to for selection as in the latter. Appointment or reappointment to an endowed chair or named professorship should not be made merely as a reward for long service, however devoted.


Endowed Chairs and Distinguished Professorships

Name College Department Title
Albrecht, Helmut Medicine Internal Medicine Heyward Gibbes Distinguished Professor in Internal Medicine
Angel, Michael Arts & Sciences Chemistry & Biochemistry Fred M. Weissman Palmetto Professor of Chemical Ecology
Avignone,  Frank T. Arts & Sciences Physics & Astronomy Carolina Endowed Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Bender, Jay Information & Communications Journalism Reid H. Montgomery Freedom of Information
Bennett, Charles Pharmacy Pharmacy Frank P. and Josie M. Fletcher Professorship in Pharmacoeconomics
Berger, Allen Moore School of Business Finance H. Montague Osteen, Jr. Professorship in Banking and Finance
Berger, Franklin Arts & Sciences Biological Sciences George H. Bunch, Sr. Professor of Science
Blackburn, McKinley Moore School of Business Economics James A. Morris Professor in Economics
Booze, Rosemarie M. Arts & Sciences Psychology Bicentennial Chair Professor in Behavioral Neuroscience
Bowman, Vicki V. Arts & Sciences Biological Sciences Wade T. Batson, Jr. Professor of Botany
Brett, Allan S. Medicine Internal Medicine Orlando B. Mayer, Sr. And Orlando B. Mayer, Jr. Professor of Internal Medicine
Brinkmeyer, Robert Arts & Sciences English Emily Brown Jefferies Professor of English & Claude Henry Neuffer Professor of Southern Studies
Burgis, Judith Medicine Ob/Gyn Edward J Dennis III MD Professor of Obstetrics And Gynecology
Chaudhry, M. Hanif Engineering & Computing Civil Engineering Mr. and Mrs. Irwin B. Kahn Professor of Civil Engineering
Colbert, Cynthia Arts & Sciences Art Sarah Bolick Smith Professor of Fine Arts
DeFord, Diane E. Education Instruction and Teacher Education John E. Swearingen Professor of Literacy Education
DiPette, Donald Medicine Internal Medicine Health Sciences Distinguished Professor
Dougal, Roger A. Engineering & Computing Electrical Engineering Thomas L. Gregory Professor in Electrical Engineering
Doyle, Don Arts & Sciences History McCausland Professor of History
Eagle, Josh Law Law Solomon Blatt Professor of Law
Feldman, Paula R. Arts & Sciences English C. Wallace Martin Professor of English
Finney, Nikky Arts & Sciences English John H. Bennett Jr. Chair in Southern Letters and Creative Writing
Fitzpatrick, Mary Anne Arts & Sciences Arts & Sciences Educational Foundation University Professor
Fridriksson, Julius Arnold School of Public Health Communication Sciences & Disorders Arnold School of Public Health Distinguished Chair in Communication Disorders
Giurgiutiu, Victor Engineering & Computing Mechanical Engineering John Ducate, Sr. Chair Professorship of Mechanical Engineering
Grant, August Mass Comm & Info Studies Journalism J. Rion McKissick Chair in Journalism
Gurdal, Zafer Engineering & Computing Mechanical Engineering McNAIR Chair in Aerospace
Hebert, James R. Arnold School of Public Health Epidemiology & Biostatistics Health Sciences Distinguished Professor
Heiney, Sue Nursing Nursing Dunn-Shealy Professor of Nursing
Helwege, Jean Moore School of Business Finance J. Henry Fellers Professor of Business Administration
Holton, Abner "Woody” Arts & Sciences History Peter and Bonnie McCausland Professor of History
Hubbard, Patrick F. Law Tort Law Ronald L. Motley Distinguished Professor for Tort Litigation
Jayachandran, Satish Moore School of Business Marketing James F. Kane Professor of Business
Kostova, Tatiana Moore School of Business International Business Buck Mickel Professorship in International Business
Kridel, Craig Education Educational Studies E. Smythe Gambrell Professor of Education
Lebioda, Lukasz Arts & Sciences Chemistry & Biochemistry Guy F Lipscomb, Sr. Professor of Biochemistry
Lipe, Marlys Moore School of Business Accounting Friends of Accounting - Donald H. Cramer Professor of Accounting
Littlefield,  Daniel Arts & Sciences History Carolina Professor of History
Lomazov, Marina Music Music Ira McKissick Koger Professor of Fine Arts
Malhotra, Manoj K. Moore School of Business Management Science Jeff Bates Professor of Public Administration and Finance
MacKenzie, Simon P. Arts & Sciences History Caroline McKissick Dial Chair in History
Malhotra, Manoj J. Moore School of Business Management Science Jeff Bates Professor of Public Administration and Finance
Martin, Michelle Information & Communications Lib & Information Science August Baker Chair in Childhood Literacy
Medlin, S. Alan Law Real Estate, Trusts & Estates David W. Robinson Professor of Law
Mills, Heidi Education Instruction and Teacher Ed John C. Hungerpiller Professor
Morris, James T. Arts & Sciences Biological Sciences Class of 1932 Distinguished Professorship in Marine Studies
Outten, Caryn Arts & Sciences Chemistry & Biochemistry Guy F. Lipscomb Professor of Chemistry
Ployhart, Robert E Moore School of Business Management Science Bank of America Professor of Business Administration
Portnoy, Donald C. Music Music Ira McKissick Koger Professor of Fine Arts
Pratt, Walter Law Law James P. Mozingo III Legal Research
Reynolds, Anthony P. Engineering & Computing Mechanical Engineering Frank B. Herty Bicentennial Chair in Engineering
Rhu, Lawrence F. Arts & Sciences English William Joseph Todd Chair in Italian Renaissance
Richardson, Susan Arts & Sciences Chemistry & Biochemistry Arthur Sease Williams Professor of Chemistry
Ritter, James A. Arts & Sciences Chemical Engineering L. M. Weisiger Professor of Engineering
Rizvi, Ali Medicine Internal Medicine A. T. Chalk Professorship in Internal Medicine
Roth, Kendall J. Moore School of Business International Business J. Willis Cantey Professor of International Business and Economics
Shields, David S. Arts & Sciences English Euphemia McClintock Professor of Southern Letters
Spinale, Francis Medicine Cell Biology & Anatomy The Professorship of Personalized Medicine
Stephens, Diane L. Education Instruction & Teacher Ed John E Swearingen Professor of Education
Taylor, R. Caughman Medicine Pediatrics William Weston, MD Professor of Pediatrics
Teegen, Hildy Moore School of Business International Business Educational Foundation Distinguished Professor
Vazsonyi, Nicholas Arts & Sciences Languages, Literature, & Cultures Jessie Chapman Alcorn Memorial Professor of Foreign Languages
Vogt, Thomas Arts & Sciences Chemistry & Biochemistry Educational Foundation Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Webb, Richard Arts & Sciences Physics & Astronomy John M. Palms Bicentennial Professor
Wei, Ran Information & Communications Journalism Gonzales Brothers Professor of Journalism
Weidner, John Engineering & Computing Chemical Engineering CEC Campaign for Excellence Professor of Chemical Engineering
Weiss, Scott Music Music Sarah Bolick Smith Professor of Fine Arts
Wright, Patrick Moore School of Business Management Science Thomas C. Vandiver Bicentennial Chair in the Moore School of Business
Yell, Mitchell L. Education Educational Studies Fred & Francis Lester Palmetto Chair in Teacher Education
zur Loye, Hanno Arts & Sciences Chemistry & Biochemistry David W. Robinson Palmetto Professor