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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
Beecroft, Alexander Arts and Sciences Languages, Literature and Cultures Jessie Chapman Alcorn Memorial Professor of Foreign Languages
Benicewicz, Brian Arts & Sciences Chemistry & Biochemistry USC Educational Foundation Distinguished Professor of Chemistry
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 Endowed 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
Buell, Duncan Engineering and Computing Computer Science and Engineering

NCR Chair in Computer Science and Engineering

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
Dougal, Roger A. Engineering & Computing Electrical Engineering Thomas L. Gregory Professor in Electrical Engineering
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
Frierson, Richard School of Medicine Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Science Alexander G. Donald Endowed Professorship in Neuropsychiatric Education
Fitzpatrick, Mary Anne Arts & Sciences Arts & Sciences Educational Foundation University Professor
Gabel, Joan Provost Provost USC Educational Foundation Distinguished Professor
Gehlert, Sarah Social Work Social Work

USC Educational Foundation Distinguished Professor

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
Haj-Hariri, Hossein Engineering and Computing Engineering and Computing USC Educational Foundation Distinguished Professor
Hebert, James R. Arnold School of Public Health Epidemiology & Biostatistics Health Sciences Distinguished Professor
Heiney, Sue Nursing Nursing Dunn-Shealy Professor of Nursing
Holton, Abner "Woody” Arts & Sciences History Peter and Bonnie McCausland Professor of History
Jayachandran, Satish Moore School of Business Marketing James F. Kane Professor of Business
Kim, Sei-Hill Information & Communications Journalism Eleanor M. and R. Frank Mundy Professorship in Journalism and Mass Communications
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
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
MacKenzie, Simon P. Arts & Sciences History Caroline McKissick Dial Chair in History
Medlin, S. Alan Law Real Estate, Trusts & Estates David W. Robinson Professor of Law
Messias, DeAnne Nursing Nursing Emily Myrtle Smith Professor of Community Nursing
Mihalik, Brian HRSM Sport and Entertainment Management William McFall Pearce Endowed Professorship
Oh, Haemoon HRSM HRSM USC Educational Foundation Distinguished Professor
Outten, Caryn Arts & Sciences Chemistry & Biochemistry Guy F. Lipscomb Professor of Chemistry
Outten, Wayne Arts & Sciences Chemistry & Biochemistry Guy F. Lipscomb, Sr. Professor of Biochemistry
Pitner, Ronald Social Work Social Work I. DeQuincey Newman Endowed Chair in Peace and Social Justice
Ployhart, Robert E Moore School of Business Management Science Bank of America Professor of Business Administration
Reichert, Tom Information and Communication Information and Communication USC Educational Foundation Distinguished Professor
Reynolds, Anthony P. Engineering & Computing Mechanical Engineering Frank B. Herty Bicentennial Chair in Engineering
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
Taylor, R. Caughman Medicine Pediatrics William Weston, MD Professor of Pediatrics
Teegen, Hildy Moore School of Business International Business USC Educational Foundation Distinguished Professor
Vazsonyi, Nicholas Arts & Sciences Languages, Literature, & Cultures Jessie Chapman Alcorn Memorial Professor of Foreign Languages
Vogt, Thomas Engineering and Computing Chemistry USC Educational Foundation Distinguished 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 Distinguished Professor of Music
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