“The strength of an educational institution depends absolutely on the strength of its faculty. This is the heart of the whole matter.” – Frank Porter Graham

Faculty support is vital to our success as an institution of higher learning. This is especially true in the College of Arts and Sciences, where all undergraduates spend the first two years of their college careers. As UNC-Chapel Hill’s largest and oldest school, the College must maintain an outstanding faculty to stay at the cutting edge of research and teaching.

Endowed professorships provide a permanent source of income to support faculty members. Gifts are invested, and a portion of the investment income is used to supplement faculty salaries. These professorships allow us to honor and reward our best faculty members while helping us recruit the nation’s best to join the College.

To date, more than 150 professorships have been established in the College of Arts and Sciences. The following database contains donor information and recipients for many of the College’s top professorships.

 


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A

The Alumni Distinguished Professorships
The Dr. and Mrs. William F. Arey Jr. Distinguished Professorship
The Atlanta Distinguished Professorship in Southern Culture

B

The Bank of America Honors Professorship
The Doris Betts Distinguished Professorship in Creative Writing
The Milly S. Barranger Distinguished Professorship Fund in Dramatic Art
The Marcel Bataillon Professorship in Comparative Literature
The Edward M. Bernstein Distinguished Professorship Fund
The Laszlo Birinyi Sr. Distinguished Professorship in Hungarian Culture
The Cary C. Boshamer Professorships
The George A. Bush, Jr. Distinguished Professorship in the College of Arts and Sciences

C

The Mary H. Cain Distinguished Professorship in Art History
The Austin H. Carr Distinguished Professorship
The Nicholas A. Cassas Distinguished Professorship in Greek Studies
The Gillian T. Cell Professorship for Excellence in Undergraduate Education
The John N. Couch Professorship in Botany
The Burton Craige Professorships in Jurisprudence

D

The Raymond H. Dawson Distinguished Professorship
The Delta Kappa Epsilon Distinguished Professorship
The Woody Durham Distinguished Professorship Fund

E

The Norman and Dorothy Eliason Distinguished Professorship in English
The Sara and E.J. Evans Distinguished Professorship

F

The Druscilla French Distinguished Professorship in Women’s Studies
The David G. Frey Distinguished Professorship in Music

G

The Voit Gilmore Distinguished Professorship in Geography
The Minnie N. Goldby Distinguished Professorship in Chemistry
The Frank Porter Graham Professorship in History
The Katherine Smith Gunter Distinguished Professorship in the Department of Exercise and Sports Science
The Bill Guthridge Distinguished Professorship in Mathematics

H

The James Gordon Hanes Chair for the Humanities
The Anthony Harrington Distinguished Professorship in Latin American Studies
The William Burwell Harrison Distinguished Professorship in Honors

J

The Margaret and Paul A. Johnston Professorships

K

The Leonard and Tobee Kaplan Distinguished Professorship
The James Graham Kenan Distinguished Professorships in English or History
The Kenan Eminent Professorships
The Kenan Rifai Distinguished Professorship of Islamic Studies
The Edna J. Koury Distinguished Professorship
The Richard M. Krasno Distinguished Professorship

L

The Thomas Willis Lambeth Distinguished Chair in Public Policy
The Henry A. Latané Distinguished Professorship in Economics
The Levine-Sklut Distinguished Professorship in Jewish Studies
The J. Burton Linker Distinguished Professorship in Mathematics
The Townsend Ludington Distinguished Professorship in American Studies

M

The Duncan MacRae ’09 and Rebecca Kyle MacRae Professorship of Public Policy Analysis
The Moses M. and Hannah L. Malkin Distinguished Professorship in Jewish History and Culture
The Colin McMillan Distinguished Professorship in Geological Sciences
The Melchor Distinguished Professorship in Physics
The Mellon Distinguished Professorship of Medieval and Early Modern Studies
The Roy C. Moose Distinguished Professorship in Renaissance Studies
The Morehead-Cain Alumni Distinguished Professorship

N

The Albert Ray Newsome Distinguished Professorship for the Study of the South

O

The Howard W. Odum Professorship in Sociology

P

The George L. Paddison Professorships
The Thomas J. Pearsall Professorship in Political Science
The Walker Percy Distinguished Professorship in Creative Writing
The Phi Delta Theta/Matthew Mason Distinguished Professorship
The Michael Piller Visiting Distinguished Professorship in Writing for the Screen and Stage Program

R

The John Shelton Reed Distinguished Professorship
The Richard J. Richardson Distinguished Professorship in the College of Arts and Sciences

S

The Margaret R. Shuping Distinguished Professorship
The Zachary Smith Term Professorship for Excellence in Undergraduate Education

The Julia Cherry Spruill Professorship in History

T

The Taylor-Williams Distinguished Professorship
The George B. Tindall Distinguished Professorship
The Ruel W. Tyson Jr. Distinguished Professorship

U

The William B. Umstead Distinguished Professorship in American History

V

The JMA and Sonja van der Horst Distinguished Professorship in Jewish Studies
The Francis P. Venable Professorship in Chemistry

W

The Wesley H. Wallace Professorship in Communication Studies
The Dr. George and Alice Welsh Professorship
The Joel R. Williamson Distinguished Professorship
The Robert W. Winston Distinguished Professorship