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Board of Regents Support Fund Endowed Faculty

Louisiana Board of Regents Support Fund Endowed Chairs


The goal of the Endowed Chairs Program is to assist colleges and universities primarily in attracting but also in retaining eminent scholars who will contribute significantly to the enhancement of the overall infrastructure of higher education in Louisiana. This Program is highly leveraged by its requirement of a three-to-one private-sector match: at least $600,000 in private-sector funds is a prerequisite to receiving Support Fund matching funds of $400,000, maximum. Louisiana Tech has received donor gifts and matching funds from the Board of Regents Support Fund to establish nine $1 million endowed chairs. Faculty appointed as endowed chairs must have a national/international reputation in the discipline, a record of prominent leadership roles in the profession, outstanding publication record, a record of external research or recognition for innovation in teaching and development of grants and awards; and/or an acclaimed performance and creative portfolio, as appropriate to the chair. The Board of Regents Support Fund Eminent Scholar Chairs and current faculty recipients listed in order of establishment are as follows:

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T. L. James Eminent Scholar Chair – Civil Engineering –
Pipes Eminent Scholar Chair – Mechanical Engineering – Dr. Yuri Lvov
Harold J. Smolinski Eminent Scholar Chair – Accounting – Dr. Ted D. Englebrecht
Elva J. Mann Eminent Scholar Chair – Human Ecology – Dr. Alice Hunt
F. J. Taylor Eminent Scholar Chair – Journalism – Dr. Reginald Owens
Eminent Scholar Chair in Construction – Dr. Raymond Sterling
Max P. & Robbie L. Watson Eminent Scholar Chair – Biomedical Engineering - Dr. Eric Guilbeau
George E. Pankey Chair – English - Dr. Don Kaczvinsky
McCallister Chair in Computer Information Systems & Analysis - Dr. James Courtney
John E. Barnes Eminent Scholar Chair in Finance –
Herman A. “Dusty” Rhodes Eminent Super Chair in Engineering -


Louisiana Board of Regents Support Fund Endowed Professorships

Endowed Professorships are established for the purpose of providing an annual funding source to enhance program and faculty development. Holders of the professorships should be of such quality and professional stature as to provide excellence in program leadership and bring national and international recognition to the University. Louisiana Tech has received donor gifts and matching funds from the Board of Regents Support Fund to establish more than 129 endowed professorships. The Board of Regents Support Fund Endowed Professorships and current faculty recipients listed in order of establishment are as follows:

W. W. Chew Endowed Professorship in the College of Engineering & Science - Dr. Vir Phoha
Maurice B. Tatum Endowed Professorship in the College of Administration & Business – Dr. Mark J. Kroll
Sue Woodard Huckaby Endowed Professorship in Human Ecology – Dr. Amy Yates
William Y. Thompson Endowed Professorship in History – Dr. Stephen Webre
Agriculture Endowed Professorship in the Department of Agricultural Sciences – Dr. Mark Murphey
Frank W. Merritt Endowed Professorship in Forestry – Dr. James G. Dickson
College of Education Endowed Professorship – Dr. Tilman L. Sheets
Mabel and Doug McGuire Endowed Professorship in English – Dr. Robert E. Jungman
George K. Anding Endowed Professor in English - Dr. James Richard Simmons
Century Telephone Endowed Professorship in the College of Engineering & Science – Dr. Melvin R. Corley
Merle L. & Virginia M. Borchelt Endowed Professorship in Human Ecology – Dr. Lori Myers
Mildred Trussell McGehee Endowed Professorship in Early Childhood Education – Dr. Janie H. Humphries
Ruston Building & Loan Endowed Professorship in the College of Administration & Business – Dr. Ray Anthony Inman
Ruston State Bank Endowed Professorship in the College of Administration & Business – Dr. Joe M. Pullis
Franciscan Sisters of St. Francis Medical Center Endowed Professorship in Nursing – Carol Owens
Edward L. Moyers Endowed Professorship in the College of Administration & Business – Dr. Bruce Walters
Thomas Jackson “Jack” Magee, Jr. & Mary Jo Cuningham Magee Ross Endowed Professorship –
James F. Naylor, Jr. Endowed Professorship in the College of Engineering & Science - Dr. David Hall
Premier Bank Endowed Professorship in the College of Administration & Business – Dr. Ali Darrat
Clarece Harp Lyles Endowed Professorship in Ceramic Arts – Mary Louise Carter
Bank One Professorship in the College of Administration and Business – Dr. Elizabeth Wibker
Entergy #1 Endowed Professorship in Electrical Engineering –
Entergy #2 Endowed Professorship in Electrical Engineering – Dr. Rastko R. Selmic
Entergy #3 Endowed Professorship in Electrical Engineering –
Marvin T. Green Endowed Professorship in Premedicine – Dr. David Mills
SWEPCO Endowed Professorship in Engineering – Dr. Box Leangsuksun
Maxfield Endowed Professorship in Mathematics & Statistics – Dr. Galen Turner
State Farm Endowed Professorship in the College of Administration & Business – Dr. Hani Mesak
Century Telephone Enterprises, Inc./Clark M. Williams Memorial Endowed Professorship in Business – Dr. Otis Gilley
Scott Weathersby Endowed Professorship in Zoology/Premedicine -
Entergy #4 Endowed Professorship in Electrical Engineering – Dr. Sandra K. Selmic
Mildred Saunders Adams Endowed Professorship in English –
Upchurch Endowed Professorship in the College of Engineering & Science – Dr. Sumeet Dua
Robert Howson Endowed Professorship in Civil Engineering – Dr. James Nelson
John J. Cordaro/Entergy #5 Endowed Professorship in Electrical Engineering - Dr. Mickey Cox
Robbie Auger Watson Endowed Professorship in Human Ecology #1 – Dr. Kathleen Heiden
Elva Leggett Smith Endowed Professorship in Education – Dr. Walter Buboltz
Charles Emmett Leggett Professorship in Agriculture – Erin A. Tucker
James Alvey Smith Endowed Professorship in Music & Performing Arts
Linnie McGee Leggett Endowed Professorship in Agriculture – Dr. Jeffrey Hillard
Lincoln General-Glenwood Endowed Professorship in Nursing – Donna F. Hood
Max P. Watson, Jr. Endowed Professorship #1 in the College of Administration & Business – Dr. Bruce Alford
Max P. Watson, Jr. Endowed Professorship #2 in the College of Administration & Business - Dr. Barry J. Babin
Max P. Watson, Jr. Endowed Professorship #3 in the College of Administration & Business – Dr. Michael Luehlfing
Max Watson, Sr. Endowed Professorship in Mechanical Engineering – Dr. Chad O’Neal
Robbie Auger Watson Endowed Professorship in Human Ecology #2 – Dr. Jan Colvin
Robbie Auger Watson Endowed Professorship in Human Ecology #3 – Dr. Tammy Harpel
James Emmett Smith Endowed Professorship in Mechanical Engineering – Dr. Jun-Ing Ker
Charles & Nelwyn Spruell Endowed Professorship in Engineering – Dr. Lee Sawyer
John J. Cordaro/Entergy LP&L/NOPSI Professorship #6 –
McDermott International Endowed Professorship in the College of Engineering & Science – Dr. Weizong Dai
The BellSouth Endowed Professorship in Electrical Engineering –
Balsley-Whitmore Endowed Professorship in the College of Administration & Business #1 – Dr. Sean Dwyer
JPJ Investments Endowed Professorship in Financial Planning –
Robert C. Snyder English Endowed Professorship – Dr. Robert Rudnicki
Lallage Wall Endowed Professorship in Performing Arts – Cherrie Sciro
Hyman J. Sachs English Professorship – Dr. Patrick Garrett
Wayne & Juanita Spinks Professorship in Engineering #1 – Dr. Steve Jones
Wayne & Juanita Spinks Professorship in Engineering #2 – Dr. Jenna Carpenter
Balsley-Whitmore Endowed Professorship in the College of Administration & Business #2 – Dr. T. Selwyn Ellis
Bank One Endowed Professorship in Education – Dr. Lawrence Leonard
Cunningham Interior Design Professorship – Vibhavari Jani
Edmondson/Crump Endowed Professorship in Engineering – Dr. Bernd Schroeder
Frank Earl Hogan Endowed Professorship in Engineering – Dr. Hisham Hegab
Dr. Walter Koss Professorship in Math –
Charlotte Lewis Professorship in English Dr. Karen Jacobs
Dr. Harvye Lewis Professorship in Human Ecology –
KPMG Endowed Professorship in Business – Dr. Thomas J. Phillips
Joe D. Waggonner Professorship in Political Science – Dr. Jason Pigg
Wayne A. & Juanita Spinks Endowed Professorship #3 in the College of Engineering & Science – Dr. Neven Simicevic
Joe D. Waggonner Professorship in the College of Engineering & Science – Dr. L. Dale Snow
Charlyne Smith Wyche Professorship in English – Dr. Tamara Powell
John D. Winters Endowed Professorship in History – Dr. Brian C. Etheridge
Burton Risinger #1 Endowed Professorship in CAB – Dr. Douglas A. Amyx
Burton Risinger #2 Endowed Professorship in CAB – Dr. Debra Blackman
Chester Ellis Professorship in Education – Dr. Tony Young
Contractors Trust Professorship in Engineering (#1) – Dr. Erez Allouche
James R. Mays Professorship in Education – Dr. Pauline Leonard
Melvin McCann Professorship in Education – Dr. Charles Cicciarella
Mike McCallister #1 Endowed Professorship in Accounting –
Mike McCallister #1 Endowed Professorship in Economics & Finance - Dr. Jung Chul Park
Mike McCallister #1 Endowed Professorship in Management & Marketing – Dr. Marcia J. Simmering
Mike McCallister #2 Endowed Professorship in Accounting –Carol Shaver
Mike McCallister #2 Endowed Professorship in Economics & Finance – Dr. Dalia Marciukaityte
Mike McCallister #2 Endowed Professorship in Management & Marketing – Dr. Shahid Bhuian
Morelle Emmons Professorship in Education – Dr. David Gullatt
T. W. Ray Johnson Professorship in Chemistry – Dr. William Deese
Thurman Lauret Professorship in Engineering – Dr. Dileep Sule
W. W. Chew #2 Professorship in Engineering – Dr. Dick Greenwood
Herbert H. McElveen Professorship in Education – Dr. Dawn Basinger
Herbert H. McElveen Professorship in Liberal Arts – Roger Taylor
John & Virgie Shealy Professorship in Forestry – Dr. Mark Gibson
Thomas C. & Nelda M. Jeffrey Professorship in Chemical Engineering – Dr. Daniela S. Mainardi
Jack & Peggy Byrd Professorship in the College of Administration & Business – Dr. J. Bryan Fuller
Virgil Orr Professorship in Chemical Engineering – Dr. James D. Palmer
Elva Leggett Smith Professorship in Liberal Arts - Dr. Sheryl S. Shoemaker
Hazel Stewart Garner Endowed Professorship in Chemistry - Dr. Ramu Ramachandran
George E. Breazeal Family Professorship in Accounting – Dr. William W. Stammerjohan
Thelma Shipp Stewart Endowed Professorship in Chemistry –
Herbert McElveen Endowed Professorship in Applied & Natural Sciences – Dr. William Campbell
Norman & May Pipes Johnson Professorship in Forestry & Horticulture – Dr. Charles Winstead
Herbert McElveen Professorship in Business – Dr. Rebecca J. Bennett
Eva Cunningham Professorship in Education – Dr. Connie LaBorde
Hubberd H. & Velma Horton Boucher Professorship in Education – Dr. Kimberly Kimbell-Lopez
Mary Robin Dorsett Endowed Professorship in Education – Dr. Jeffrey Walczyk
James E. Wyche, III Professorship in Engineering –
Ruston Building & Loan—Barnes, Thompson, and Thurmon Endowed Professorship for
The College of Administration & Business - Dr. James Cochran
McGehee Endowed Professorship in Agriculture – Dr. William Green
Virginia Pennington Endowed Professorship in Nursing – Nancy Darland
Gerald and Shirley Cobb Endowed Professorship in the College of Education – Dr. Carrice Cummins
Elizabeth Nobles Larson, Clarence N. Larson, and Andrew M. Larson Professorship #1
in The College of Engineering & Science - Dr. Aziz Saber
Elizabeth Nobles Larson, Clarence N. Larson, and Andrew M. Larson Professorship #2
in The College of Engineering & Science - Dr. Mike O'Neal
Elizabeth N. Larson, Clarence N. Larson, & Andrew M. Larson Professorship in Social Sciences - Dr. Richard N. Hutchinson
James C. Jeffrey, M.D. Endowed Professorship in Pre-Med –
Bobby J. & Laura B. Neill Endowed Professorship in Forestry – Dr. Gordon Holley
John Ed Barnes Endowed Professorship in the College of Administration & Business -
Department of Entrepreneurship – Dr. Son A. Le
Roger Thomas Luffey Endowed Professorship in Education – Dr. Lanie Dornier
George & Jean Baldwin Endowed Professorship in Education --
Clifford Ray King Endowed Professorship in the College of Administration and Business – Dr. Tom Roberts
Jack T. Painter Endowed Professorship in Civil Engineering – Dr. Henry Cardenas
George & Jean Baldwin Endowed Professorship in Engineering – Dr. Chester Wilson
Charles L. Farrar Endowed Professorship in the College of Administration and Business – Dr. Andrea Drake
Patrick Garland Endowed Professorship in Business – Dr. Laura Birou
Adelaide Murdoch Hunt Endowed Professorship in Human Ecology –
Harrelson Family Endowed Professorship in Engineering --
Thomas O’Kelly Mitchiner Endowed Professorship in Business --
James W. Adams Professorship in Electrical Engineering –
Contractor’s Trust #2 Professorship in Engineering –
Bobby E. Price Endowed Professorship in Civil Engineering --


You may obtain the web address to view recipient vita by opening this Adobe PDF Document.

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