Named Appointments

Many of our faculty hold endowed professorships, chairs, and named scholarly appointments. They have used the endowments to initiate new areas of research, to support graduate student work, and to bring prestigious visiting scholars to the department. Students, in turn, benefit from their association with top-notch faculty engaged in innovative research and teaching.

An endowed chair embodies the highest honor the university can bestow on prominent faculty. By providing dedicated resources for research and teaching opportunities, these positions enable our most gifted faculty to excel in their scholarly activities. Similarly, faculty who hold a named professorship are celebrated for teaching, research, and the caliber of thinking that inspires both.

CHAIRS

 
Shiv Kapoor Grayce Wicall Gauthier Chair
Bill King Ralph A. Anderson Endowed Chair
Huseyin Sehitoglu John, Alice and Sarah Nyquist Chair

UNIVERSITY SCHOLARS

 
Naira Hovakimyan University Scholar

PROFESSORSHIPS

 
Quinn Brewster Hermia G. Soo Professor
Geir Dullerud W. Grafton and Lillian B. Wilkins Professor
Placid Ferreira Tungchao Julia Lu Professor
Nick Glumac Shao Lee Soo Professor
Naira Hovakimyan W. Grafton and Lillian B. Wilkins Professor
Tony Jacobi Richard W. Kritzer Distinguished Professor
Moshe Matalon Caterpillar Distinguished Professor
Taher Saif Edward William and Jane Marr Gutgsell Professor
Petros Sofronis James W. Bayne Professor
D. Scott Stewart Shao Lee Soo Professor Emeritus
Brian G. Thomas C.J. Gauthier Professor Emeritus
Charles L. Tucker III Alexander D. Rankin Professor Emeritus
Alexander Vakakis Donald Biggar Willett Professor
Ning Wang Leonard C. and Mary Lou Hoeft Professor

SCHOLARS AND FELLOWS

 
Gaurav Bahl Kritzer Faculty Scholar
Harry Dankowicz Cannon Faculty Scholar
Geir Dullerud Willett Faculty Scholar
Alison Dunn Andersen Faculty Fellow
Elif Ertekin Andersen Faculty Scholar
Randy Ewoldt Kritzer Faculty Scholar
Nick Glumac Cannon Faculty Scholar
Sascha Hilgenfeldt Willett Faculty Scholar
Naira Hovakimyan Schaller Faculty Scholar
Pega Hrnjak Stoecker Faculty Fellow
Harley Johnson Kritzer Faculty Scholar
Tonghun Lee Kritzer Faculty Scholar
Nenad Miljkovic Kritzer Faculty Scholar
Kelly Stephani Kritzer Faculty Fellow
Amy Wagoner Johnson Andersen Faculty Scholar
Matt West William H. Severns Faculty Scholar

Support our faculty with a named endowment

Kendra Wolf

Contact: Kendra Wolf
Associate Director of Advancement
(217) 300-7297
kjwolf@illinois.edu

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