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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 a 60% private-sector gift with a 40% 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 $60,000.  This gift is then eligible to receive the Board of Regent’s $40,000 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.

Dr. John SutherlinMayme and Tom Scott Professorship in Teaching Excellence


Dr. John Sutherlin

Dr. Mary AdamsEndowed Professorship
in English

arrowDr. Mary Adams

Dr. Mike BeutnerEntergy Professorship in Instructional Technology in Teacher Education

arrowDr. Mike Beutner

Dr. James BoldinDr. William R. Hammond Professorship in Liberal Arts

arrowDr. James Boldin

Dr. John CarrKitty DeGree Professorship
in Biology

arrowDr. John Carr

Dr. Lynn ClarkChase Professorship in Teacher Education

arrowDr. Lynn Clark

Dr. Amy DagleyEndowed Professorship in Education Administration

arrowDr. Amy Dagley

Dr. Jana GilesL.M. McKneely Professorship in English Literature

arrowDr. Jana Giles

Dr. Anne Case HanksEndowed Professorship in Geosciences

arrowDr. Anne Case Hanks

Ms. Susan JenningsMary Ellen Walker Professorship in Early Childhood Education

arrowMs. Susan Jennings

Dr. Veronica LewisKitty DeGree Endowed Professorship in Education

arrowDr. Veronica Lewis

Dr. Christopher Mapp Vernon McCory 1st Amendment Professorship in Mass Communication

arrowDr. Christopher Mapp

Dr. Mel MobleyEmy-Lou Biedenharn Endowed Professorship in Music

arrowDr. Mel Mobley

Dr. Ava PughBellSouth Endowed Professorship in Science Education

arrowDr. Ava Pugh

Dr. Rebecca StephensonTommy and Mary Barham Endowed Professorship in English

arrowDr. Rebecca Stephenson

Dr. Rick StevensThe Upshaw Family Professorship for the College of Arts, Education and Sciences

arrowDr. Rick Stevens

Dr. Christine C. StrunkCapital One Professorship in Mathematics

arrowDr. Christine C. Strunk

Dr. Kim TolsonLillian L. and Fred A. Marx Endowed Professorship in Biology

arrowDr. Kim Tolson

blankA. Dale Magoun Professorship in Mathematics

Not Determined

Dr. Elward Kendall AlfordGeorge L. "Chip" Luffey Professorship in Kinesiology

arrowDr. Elward Kendall Alford

Dr. Laurie BabinAbell Endowed Professorship in Entrepreneurship

arrowDr. Laurie Babin

Dr. William BarnettKitty DeGree Professorship in Computer Information Systems

arrowDr. William Barnett

Dr. Christine BerryState Farm Professorship in Insurance

arrowDr. Christine Berry

Dr. Katherine BoswellMichelle McEacharn Endowed Professorship in Accounting

arrowDr. Katherine Boswell

Dr. Hollis BrayNortheast Chapter Associated General Contractors of America Professorship "B"

arrowDr. Hollis Bray

Dr. James CaseyMayme and Tom Scott Professorship in Agriculture

arrowDr. James Casey

Dr. Lisa ColvinLucy Shackelford Professorship in Kinesiology

arrowDr. Lisa Colvin

Dr. Jose CordovaKitty DeGree Professorship in Computer Sciences

arrowDr. Jose Cordova

Dr. Dorothy DavisJohn L. Luffey, Sr. Endowed Professorship in Accounting

arrowDr. Dorothy Davis

blankGovernor James A. Noe and Linda Noe Laine Professorship in Agriculture

arrowDepartment Head, Agribusiness

Director, School of ConstructionClark Boyce Professorship in Construction

arrowDirector, School of Construction Management

Director, School of ConstructionThurman Potts Professorship in Construction

arrowDirector, School of Construction Management

Dr. Bobby EnsmingerNortheast Chapter Associated General Contractors of America Professorship "A"

arrowDr. Bobby Ensminger

Eugenie GoodwinLouisiana Real Estate Commission Endowed Professorship in Finance

arrowDr. Eugenie Goodwin

Dr. Thomas HodgeHood / DeFatta Professorship in Accounting

arrowDr. Thomas Hodge

Dr. Donna LuseEndowed Professorship in Entrepreneurship

arrowDr. Donna Luse

Dr. David ManryEndowed Professorship in Electrical / Mechanical in School of Construction

arrowDr. David Manry

Dr. Wendel RayFrances Davis Hammond Professorship in Education

arrowDr. Wendel Ray

Ms. Patti RoshtoBeta Alpha Psi Professorship in Accounting

arrowMs. Patti Roshto

Dr. Lon SmithClarke M. Williams, Jr. Professorship in Computer Sciences [Communicative Software Design]

arrowDr. Lon Smith

Dr. Joshua StockleyL.M. McKneely Professorship in Humanities

arrowDr. Joshua Stockley

Ms. Janis WeberAlumni Professorship in Accounting

arrowMs. Janis Weber

Dr. Paul WiedemeierEntergy Endowed Professorship in Computer Information Systems

arrowDr. Paul Wiedemeier

Dr. Stan WilliamsonBruce and Lizabeth Boulware Professorship in Management

arrowDr. Stan Williamson

blankBeach Endowed Professorship in the School of Construction

Not Determined

blankDr. Henry Hu Endowed Professorship in Entrepreneurship

Not Determined

blankJohn and Rosemary Luffey Professional in Residence Endowed Professorship

Match Pending

blankGeorge T. Walker Professorship in Entrepreneurship

Not Determined

Dr. Kevin BaerWaste Management Professorship in Toxicology

arrowDr. Kevin Baer

Ms. Wendy BailesSister Jerome Crowley Professorship in Nursing

arrowMs. Wendy Bailes

Ms. Debra CraigheadULM Endowed Professorship in Nursing

arrowMs. Debra Craighead

Dr. Emily DoughtySister Ligouri Lawton Professorship in Nursing

arrowDr. Emily Doughty

Ms. Sarah HayesKitty DeGree Endowed Professorship for the Speech and Hearing Clinic

arrowMs. Sarah Hayes

Ms. Amy KincannonGlenwood Regional Medical Center Professorship in Nursing

arrowMs. Amy Kincannon

Ms. Connie LewisSister Anne Marie Twohig Professorship in Nursing

arrowMs. Connie Lewis

Dr. Belinda MorganGlenwood Regional Medical Center Professorship in Nursing (B)

arrowDr. Belinda Morgan

Dr. Paul SylvesterPfizer, Inc. - B. J. Robison Professorship in Pharmacy

arrowDr. Paul Sylvester

Ms. Jennifer WhitedEndowed Professorship in Communicative Disorders

arrowMs. Jennifer Whited

blankPfizer Inc - B.J. and Mary Jo Robison Professorship in Gerontology

Not Determined

blankEndowed Professorship in Gerontology

Not Determined

blankWillis-Knighton Health System Professorship in Nursing

Match Pending

blankWillis-Knighton Health System Professorship in Pharmacy

Match Pending