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Chairs and Professorships: Fueling Research Innovation
Faculty who are named to endowed professorships and chairs receive a significant career honor that also elevates the stature of the department. The additional stipend they receive frees them to conduct innovative research not covered by traditional funding programs. And who better to freely innovate than the faculty at the nation's number one program - some of the world's foremost experts in their fields.
Out of approximately 50 tenure-track professors, the department has a dozen with named professorships or chairs. Our goal is to increase that number to help us attract and retain top faculty.
To read about how endowed professorships and chairs have directly impacted our faculty, read the stories below.
Professor Billie F. Spencer
Nathan M. and Anne M. Newmark Endowed Chair in Civil Engineering
Professor Praveen Kumar
Colonel Harry F. and Frankie M. Lovell Endowed Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
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