University & Campus-wide Named Chairs

University Endowed Chairs

MACARTHUR CHAIR

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Chair was established in 1981 with a $1.2 million gift from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The Foundation made seven such gifts to institutions across the country simultaneously. The University of Illinois was fortunate to receive one of the endowments.

Anthony J. Leggett, Physics

WALGREEN CHAIR

Walgreen Chairs are held by individuals whose intellect and accomplishments place them among the most distinguished in their respective field(s), as affirmed by such recognition as Nobel or Pulitzer Prizes or by evidential works. The holders of the chairs shall be designated as “Walgreen Fellows.”

Michael Moore, Law; Philosophy

WALGREEN CHAIR EMERITA

Susan Kieffer, Geology

Campus-wide Endowed Chairs & Professors

AIKEN CHAIR

The Michael Aiken Chair was established in honor of former University Chancellor Michael Aiken for his devotion to enhancing the quality of teaching, research, and service across campus. The Michael Aiken Chair is supported by a gift from Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Campbell and other sources, and honors a distinguished faculty member on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus.

Donna Cox, Art & Design

IKENBERRY CHAIR

The Ikenberry Endowed Chair was established in honor of Stanley O. Ikenberry’s tenure as the 14th President of the University of Illinois. The Ikenberry Chair is funded by a gift from Geraldine B. Cooke and other sources, and honors a distinguished faculty member on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus.

SWANLUND CHAIRS

Swanlund Endowed Chairs are made possible by a gift from the late Maybelle Leland Swanlund, who received a degree in Library Sciences from Illinois in 1932. Ms. Swanlund died in 1993 and provided a $12 million endowment to attract leaders in the arts and sciences to the University and to recognize current faculty members who have made exceptional contributions in their fields.

Tamer Basar, Electrical & Computer Engineering
May R. Berenbaum, Entomology
Leon DeCosta Dash, Journalism
Nigel Goldenfeld, Physics
Sharon Hammes-Schiffer, Chemistry
Gene E. Robinson, Entomology
John Rogers, Materials Science & Engineering
Stephen Sligar, Biochemistry
Daniel Sullivan, Theatre

SWANLUND CHAIRS EMERITI

Nina Baym, English
William T. Greenough, Psychology
Karl Hess, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Ian R. Hobson, Music
Thomas S. Huang, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Benita S. Katzenellenbogen, Basic Sciences, College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign; Molecular & Integrative Physiology
John A. Katzenellenbogen, Chemistry
Anand Pillay, Mathematics
Richard S. Powers, English
Nina B. Stillinger, English
Thomas S. Ulen, Law

FOX FAMILY PROFESSOR

The Fox Family Professorship was established through a gift from Peter B. and Kim Blackwell Fox, who are long-time supporters of the University of Illinois. The Fox Family Professorship is awarded to an individual whose scholarship and teaching focus on economic development entrepreneurship, and transfer of technology locally, in the state, and in the nation.

Andrew Singer, Electrical & Computer Engineering

GUTGSELL PROFESSORS

Edward William and Jane Marr Gutgsell Endowed Professorships were established by Edward William and Jane Marr Gutgsell to promote faculty development and to ensure high achievement. Gutgsell professorships are five-year renewable term appointments and provide funds for scholarly activities associated with individual fields of distinction.

James D. Anderson, Education Policy, Organization & Leadership
Nicholas Burbules, Education Policy, Organization & Leadership
Virginia Dominguez, Anthropology
Don Fullerton, Finance; IGPA
John Gerlt, Biochemistry
Stephen P. Long, Crop Sciences; Plant Biology
Nancy Makri, Chemistry
Robert McChesney, Communication
M. Taher Saif, Mechanical Science & Engineering
Lawrence B. Schook, Animal Sciences
Deborah Thurston, Industrial & Enterprise Systems Engineering
Maria Todorova, History

GUTGSELL PROFESSORS EMERITI

Jonathan D. Fineberg, Art & Design
Stephen Jaeger, Germanic Languages & Literature