Endowed Chairs, Professorships, and Fellowships

Thanks to the generosity of donors who support endowed chairs and professorships, the College can honor exceptional faculty members, support their world-class research, and enhance the student experience by providing access to prominent scholars.

Endowed Chairs and Professors

Aetna Chair of Writing

Professor: Brenda Brueggemann
Department: English
Donor: Aetna Life & Casualty Foundation

Past Recipients


Professor: Lyn Bloom (inaugural chair)
Department: English

Arden Chair of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Professor: Mark Urban (inaugural chair)
Department: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Donor: Anonymous

James Barnett Professorship in Humanistic Anthropology

Professor: Richard Sosis (inaugural chair)
Department: Anthropology
Donor: Dennison J. Nash

Alan R. Bennett Honors Professor of Political Science

Professor: Matthew Singer
Department: Political Science
Donor: Alan R. Bennett

Past Recipients


Professor: Jennifer Sterling-Folker
Department: Political Science


Professor: Jeremy Pressman (inaugural professor)
Department: Political Science

James L. and Shirley A. Draper Chair in American History

Professor: Manisha Sinha
Department: History
Donor: James L. and Shirley A. Draper

Past Recipients


Professor: Robert Gross
Department: History

Doris and Simon Konover Family Foundation Chair of Judaic Studies

Professor: Avinoam Patt
Department: Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life
Donor: Doris and Simon Konover Family Foundation

Past Recipients


Professor: Jeffrey Shoulson
Department: Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life


Professor: Arnold Dashefsky (inaugural professor)
Department: Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life

Paul Krenicki Professor of Chemistry

Professor: Jessica Rouge
Department: Chemistry
Donor: John Krenicki Jr. and Donna M. Krenicki

Past Recipients


Professor: James Rusling
Department: Chemistry

Lynn Wood Neag Distinguished Visiting Professor of British Literature

Professor: Vacant
Department: English
Donor: Ray and Carole Neag

Past Recipients


Professor: Kevin Morrison


Professor: Geraldine Parsons


Professor: Garrett A. Sullivan Jr.


Professor: Fiona McCulloch


Professor: Michael Gardiner


Professor: Mary McGlynn


Professor: Berthold Schoene


Professor: Thomas F. Hubbard

Emiliana Pasca Noether Chair in Modern Italian History

Professor: Sergio Luzzatto
Department: History
Donor: Emiliana P. Noether

Past Recipients


Professor: John Davis (inaugural chair)
Department: History

Rosalind Chair of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Professor: Karolina Heyduk
Department: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Donor: Anonymous

Harold S. Schwenk Sr. Distinguished Chair in Chemistry

Professor: Daniele Fabris
Department: Chemistry
Donor: Harold S. Schwenk Jr. and Paula H. J. Schwenk

Past Recipients


Professor: Robert Birge (inaugural chair)
Department: Chemistry

Stuart and Joan Sidney Professor of Mathematics

Professor: Vacant
Department: Mathematics
Donors: Daniel Sidney, Raymond Sidney, Lawrence Sidney, and Jennifer Silva

Past Recipients


Professor: Jerzy Weyman
Department: Mathematics


Professor: Michael (Miki) Neumann (inaugural chair)
Department: Mathematics

Recently Established Endowed Chairs and Professors

James and Carol Anderson Endowed Professor of Biology

Department: Molecular and Cell Biology
Donor: James B. and Carol P. Anderson

James and Eleanor Gibson Professor in Ecological Psychology

Department: Psychological Sciences
Donor: Anonymous

James T. and Iris E. Todd Professorship

Department: Psychological Sciences
Donor: James T. and Iris E. Todd

Faculty Fellowships

Makuch Faculty Fund Award in Mathematical and Data Sciences 

The Makuch Faculty Fund Award in Mathematical and Data Sciences was established through a generous donation from Robert Makuch ’72 (CLAS). The award recognizes contributions to the fields of mathematics or data science and commitment to the education of undergraduate and graduate students. Fellows are selected from the faculty of the Department of Mathematics and the Department of Statistics. Recipients carry the title of Makuch Faculty Fellow and receive a stipend to support their activities and professional development.

Current Fellows

Professor: Yao Zheng
Department: Statistics
Awarded: 2023

Professor: Vasileios Chousionis
Department: Mathematics
Awarded: 2022

Past Recipients


Professor: Yuwen Gu (inaugural fellow)
Department: Statistics

Professor: Ovidiu Munteanu (inaugural fellow)
Department: Mathematics