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Endowed Professorships

The Endowed Professorships Program was established by the Louisiana Board of Regents in 1990-91. The Endowed Professorship program is designed to broaden opportunities for faculty enhancement on diverse types of campuses.

Endowed Professorships help recruit superior new faculty and/or retain faculty whose research, teaching, and/or public service have uniquely contributed to the missions of their departments and institutions.  A major purpose of the Endowed Professorships program is to create stronger economic development ties between the private sector and higher education.

An Endowed Professorship is established by pairing an 80% private-sector gift with a 20% Board of Regents award through a permanent trust fund - the Louisiana Education Quality Support Fund. The minimum private investment required to establish an Endowed Professorship is $80,000.  This gift is then eligible to receive the Board of Regent’s $20,000 match, creating a $100,000 Endowed Professorship.

Endowed Professorships are flexible and intended to meet the needs of widely varying disciplines, campuses, and academic units in one or more of the following ways:

The endowed professorship is a distinction awarded by the university to a scholar or teacher in recognition of past and potential original contributions to the individual's academic discipline. In addition to the academic honor given to the individual, an endowed professorship provides funding for support of his or her teaching, research, and service responsibilities.

Academic Affairs

Dr. Jessica Dolecheck Mayme and Tom Scott Endowed Professorship in Teaching Excellence
Dr. Jessica Dolecheck


Arts, Education, & Sciences 

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Dr. Ava Pugh Bellsouth Endowed Professorship
in Science Education
Dr. Ava Pugh
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Tresner Dr. William R. Hammond
Endowed Professorship in Liberal Arts
Mr. Clifford Tresner
Dr. Vangelisti Emy-Lou Biedenharn
Endowed Professorship in Music
Dr. Claire Vangelisti
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Dr. Nicole Vaux
Dr. Giles Endowed Professorship in English
Dr. Jana Giles
Dr. Murphy Endowed Professorship in Geology
Dr. Todd Murphy
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Dr. Chu Frances Davis Hammond Endowed Professorship in Education 
Dr. Yiting Chu
Dr. Findley Kitty Degree Endowed Professorship in Biology
Dr. Ann Findley
Dr. Kim Kitty DeGree Endowed
Professorship in Education
Dr. Kioh Kim
Dr. Bhattacharjee Lillian L. and Fred A. Marx Endowed Professorship in Biology
Dr. Joydeep Bhattacharjee
Dr. Guernsey-Pitchford L.M. McKneely Endowed Professorship in English Literature
Dr. Julia Guernsey-Pitchford
Dr. Boldin L.M. McKneely Endowed Professorship in Humanities 
Dr. James Boldin
Dr. Mike Beutner Mary Ellen Walker Endowed Professorship in
Early Childhood Education
Dr. Mike Beutner
Dr. Rogers Tommy and Mary Barham
Endowed Professorship in English
Dr. William Rogers
Dr. Lovett The Upshaw Family Endowed Professorship
for the College of Education and Human Development
Dr. Myra Lovett
Mr. Cox  Vernon W. "Bodie" McCrory First Amendment Endowed Professorship in Mass Communication
Mr. Barth Cox 

Business & Social Sciences 

Dr. Laurie Babin Abell Endowed Professorship in Entrepreneurship
Dr. Laurie Babin
Ms. Janis Weber Alumni Endowed Professorship in Accounting 
Ms. Janis Weber
Mr. Jerry Madden Beach Endowed Professorship in the School of Construction 
Mr. Jerry Madden
Ms. Patti Roshto Beta Alpha Psi Eta Sigma (BAPES) Excellence Endowed Professorship in Accounting 
Ms. Patti Roshto
Dr. Stan Williamson Bruce and Lizabeth Boulware Endowed Professorship in Management 
Dr. Stan Williamson
Dr. Colegrove Clark G. Boyce Endowed Professorship in Construction 
Dr. Don Colegrove
Dr. Lon Smith Clarke Williams, Jr. Endowed Professorship in Communicative Software Design
Dr. Lon Smith
Dr. Henry Cole David and Sharon Turrentine Endowed Professorship in Business
Dr. Henry Cole
Dr. Johnston Dr. Henry Hu Endowed Professorship in Entrepreneurship 
Dr. Tammy Johnston
Mr. Hardy Endowed Professorship in Electrical/Mechanical School of Construction 
Mr. Nick Hardy
Dr. Donna Luse Endowed Professorship in Entrepreneurship 
Dr. Donna Luse
Dr. Anita Sharma Endowed Professorship in Gerontology 
Dr. Anita Sharma
Dr. Paul Wiedemeier Entergy Endowed Professorship in Computer Information Systems 
Dr. Paul Wiedemeier
Dr. Arturo Rodriguez  Freddy and Reba Nolan Endowed Professorship in Business Analytics
Dr. Arturo Rodriguez 
photo of kogut  George T. Walker Endowed Professorship in Entrepreneurship 
Dr. Carl Kogut 
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Dr. Paul Nelson
Dr. Kaminski Hood/DeFatta Endowed Professorship in Accounting 
Dr. Kathi Kaminski
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Dr. Brad Cousins
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Sager, Jr. Endowed Professorship in Computer Information Systems
Dr. Peggy Lane
Dr. Walker John and Rosemary Luffey Professional in Residence Endowed Professorship 
Dr. Bruce Walker
Dr. Dorothy Davis John L. Luffey, Sr. Endowed Professorship in Accounting 
Dr. Dorothy Davis 
Dr. William Barnett Kitty DeGree Endowed Professorship in Computer Information Systems
Dr. William Barnett 
Dr. Jose Cordova  Kitty DeGree Endowed Professorship in Computer Science 
Dr. José Cordova 
Eugenie Goodwin Louisiana Real Estate Commission Endowed Professorship in Finance 
Dr. Eugenie Ardoin
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Mr. Zachary Moore
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Dr. Katherine Boswell
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Mr. Greg Smith
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Endowed Professorship in Accounting
Dr. Michelle McEacharn 
 Dr. Christine Berry State Farm Endowed Professorship in Insurance 
Dr. Christine Berry
Dr. Brayton Thurman Potts Endowed Professorship in Construction 
Director, School of Construction Management
Dr. Ed Brayton 

Health & Pharmaceutical Sciences

photo of irwin Endowed Professorship in Communicative Disorders 
Dr. David Irwin
Ms. Goodman ULM Endowed Professorship in Nursing 
Dr. Martha Goodman
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Ms. Sherry Peveto 
Dr. Elward Kendall Alford George L. "Chip" Luffey Endowed Professorship in Kinesiology
Dr. Elward Kendall Alford 
Ms. Arrant Glenwood Regional Medical Center Endowed Professorship in Nursing 
Ms. Karen Arrant
Kathy Kennedy Glenwood Regional Medical Center Endowed Professorship in Nursing (B) 
Ms. Kathy Kennedy
photo of sisk Kitty DeGree Endowed Professorship for the Speech and Hearing Clinic 
Ms. Anne Marie Sisk
Dr. Church Lucy Shackelford Endowed Professorship in Kinesiology 
Dr. Tommie Church
 Dr. Paul Sylvester Pfizer Inc - B. J. Robison Endowed Professorship in Pharmacy 
Dr. Paul Sylvester  
Bailey Sister Anne Marie Twohig Endowed Professorship in Nursing 
Ms. Sandy Bailey
Ms. Wendy Bailes Sister Jerome Crowley Endowed Professorship in Nursing 
Dr. Wendy Bailes 
Dr. Hensley Sister Ligouri Lawton Endowed Professorship in Nursing 
Dr. Rhonda Hensley
Dr. Kevin Baer Waste Management Endowed Professorship in Toxicology 
Dr. Kevin Baer