Professorships

Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Professorship in Commercial and Electronic Music
Date Established: 1996 
Dr. Bruce H. Frazier
Department of Music

Adelaide Worth Daniels Distinguished Professorship of Special Education
Date Established: 1996
Dr. David Westling
Department of Human Services

Jay M. Robinson Distinguished Professorship of Educational Technologies
Date Established: 1997

Blanton J. Whitmire Distinguished Professorship in Environmental Sciences
Date Established: 1997
Dr. Jerry P. Miller
Department of Geosciences and Natural Resources

Sequoyah Distinguished Professorship of Cherokee Studies
Date Established: 1999

Carolyn Plemmons Phillips and Ben R. Phillips Distinguished Professorship in Musical Theatre
Date Established: 2000
Mr. Terrence Mann
Musical Theatre Program

John A. Parris and Dorothy Luxton Parris Distinguished Professorship in Appalachian Culture
Date Established: 2001
Mr. Ron Rash
Department of English

Taft B. Botner Distinguished Professorship in Elementary and Middle Grades Education
Date Established: 2002
Dr. David Strahan
Department of Elementary & Middle Grades Education

Catherine Brewer Smith Distinguished Professorship in Communication Disorders
Date Established: 2003

Mountaintop Distinguished Professorship in Engineering
Date Established: 2004
Patrick Gardner
Director, Center for Rapid Product Realization

Ambassador Jeanette Hyde Distinguished Professor of Gerontological Social Work
Date Established: 2004
Dr. R. Turner Goins
Department of Social Work

WNC Health Organizations Distinguished Professorship in Physical Therapy
Date Established: 2005

WNC Health Organizations Distinguished Professorship in Nursing and Anesthesia
Date Established: 2005

Wesley R. Elingburg Distinguished Professorship in Business Innovation
Date Established: 2006
Joseph Lakotas
Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Joe W. Kimmel Distinguished Professor of Construction Management
Date Established: 2005
Michael Smith
Construction Management Department Head

Cass Ballenger Distinguished Professorship in Engineering
Date Established: 2006
Engineering

Myron L. "Barney" & Mrs. Barbara Coulter Distinguished Professorship in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Date Established: 2007
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

BB&T Distinguished Professor of Capitalism
Date Established: 2007
Edward J. López
Accounting, Finance, Information Systems and Economics Faculty

Chancellor John Bardo and Deborah Bardo Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership
Date Established: 2009
Dr. Kofi Lomotey
Department of Human Services

 

Pending Professorships:

Gimelstob Distinguished Professorship (Discipline TBA)
Date Established: 2005

 

Endowed Professorships:

Creighton Sossoman Endowed Professorship in History
Date Established: 1983
Dr. Gael Graham
Department of History

H.F. and Katherine Robinson Endowed Professorship in Biology
Date Established: 1989
Dr. Kathy Gould Mathews
Department of Biology

Robert Lee Madison Professorship
Date Established: 2008
Dr. David Shapiro
Communication Sciences and Disorders

 

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