Departmental & College Named Chairs and Professors

Endowed chairs and professorships are awarded to distinguished faculty who excel in research, teaching, and service. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has named faculty appointments that are held within departments, colleges, and other academic units, as well as appointed at the campus and university levels. For more information about named faculty appointments, see Provost Communication #6: Named Faculty Appointments.

RecipientTitleDepartment
Ahmed Rashad Abdel-KhalikVernon K. Zimmerman Professor in International AccountingAccountancy
Sarita AdveRichard T. Cheng ProfessorComputer Science
Vikram AdveDonald B. Gillies Professor in Computer ScienceComputer Science
Andrew AlleyneRalph M. & Catherine V. Fisher Professor in Mechanical Science and EngineeringMechanical Science & Engineering
Heitor AlmeidaStanley C. and Joan J. Golder Chair in Corporate FinanceFinance
Imad Al-QadiAbel Bliss Professor of EngineeringCivil & Environmental Engineering
Scott AlthausMerriam Professor in Political SciencePolitical Science
Narayana AluruRichard W. Kritzer Distinguished Professor in Mechanical Science & EngineeringMechanical Science & Engineering
Vikram AmarIwan Foundation Professor in LawLaw
Indrani BagchiBillie Alexander Field Chair in Reproductive MedicineComparative Biosciences
Milan BagchiDeb and Tim Paul Professor in Molecular & Cellular BiologyMolecular & Integrative Physiology
Renee BaillargeonAlumni Professor in PsychologyPsychology
Janet BarrettMarilyn Pflederer Zimmerman Endowed Chair in Music EducationSchool of Music
Rashid BashirGrainger ChairBioengineering
Jay BassRalph E. Grim ProfessorGeology
Asef BayatCatherine C. and Bruce A. Bastian Professor in Global Transnational StudiesSociology
Pascal BellonDonald W. Hamer Professor in Materials Science & EngineeringMaterials Science & Engineering
Louis BergonziDaniel J. Perrino Chair in Music EducationMusic
Jennifer Bernhard Donald Biggar Willett Professor in EngineeringElectrical & Computer Engineering
Daniel BernhardtInvestors in Business Education Distinguished ProfessorEconomics
James BestJack C. Threet and Richard L. Threet Professor of Sedimentary GeologyGeology
Rohit BhargavaFounder Professor in Bioengineering Bioengineering
Botond BognarEdgar A. Tafel Chair in ArchitectureArchitecture
Tami BondNathan M. Newmark Distinguished Professor in Civil & Environmental EngineeringCivil & Environmental Engineering
Stephen BoppartAbel Bliss ProfessorElectrical & Computer Engineering
Paul BraunIvan Racheff Professor in Materials EngineeringMaterials Science & Engineering
Yoram BreslerFounder Professor in Electrical & Computer EngineeringElectrical & Computer Engineering
M. Quinn BrewsterHermia G. Soo Endowed Professor in Mechanical Science & EngineeringMechanical Science & Engineering
Jeffrey BrownJosef and Margot Lakonishok Professor of Business and DeanBusiness Administration
Ralph BrubakerCarl L. Vacketta Professor in LawLaw
David CahillDonald Biggar Willett Professor in EngineeringMaterials Science & Engineering
Ximing CaiColonel Harry F. and Frankie M. Lovell Endowed Professor in Civil & Environmental EngineeringCivil & Environmental Engineering
Roy CampbellSohaib and Sara Abbasi Professor in Computer ScienceComputer Science
Andreas CangellarisM. E. Van Valkenburg Professor in Electrical & Computer EngineeringElectrical & Computer Engineering
David CeperleyFounder Professor of EngineeringPhysics
Laurence ChalipBrightbill/Sapora ProfessorRecreation, Sport & Tourism
Louis ChanLeonard C. and Mary Lou Hoeft Endowed Professorship in Commerce and Business AdministrationFinance
Timothy ChanFounder Professor in Computer ScienceComputer Science
Jianjun ChengHans Thurnauer ProfessorMaterials Science & Engineering
In-Koo ChoWilliam Kinkead Distinguished Professor of EconomicsEconomics
Wojtek Chodzko-ZajkoShahid and Ann Carlson Khan Professor in Applied Health SciencesKinesiology & Community Health
Kent ChoquetteAbel Bliss ProfessorElectrical & Computer Engineering
Clara ChuMortenson Distinguished ProfessorLibrary Administration
Timothy ColeElaine and Allen Avner Professor in Interdisciplinary ResearchUniversity Library
John CronanMicrobiology Alumni ProfessorMolecular & Cellular Biology
Brian CunninghamDonald Biggar Willett Professor in EngineeringElectrical & Computer Engineering
Jerry DavilaJorge Paulo Lemann Endowed Chair in Brazilian HistoryHistory
Jon DavisR.C. Evans Endowed Chair in BusinessAccountancy
John DeeBill A. Nugent Endowed Professor in MusicMusic
Evan DeLuciaG. William Arends Professor in Integrative BiologyPlant Biology
Scott DenmarkFuson Professor in ChemistryChemistry
Philippe Di FrancescoGertrude and Morris Fine Distinguished Professor of MathematicsMathematics
Brian DiersCharles Adlai Ewing Endowed Chair in Soybean Genetics and BreedingCrop Sciences
Sharon DonovanMelissa M. Noel Chair in Nutrition and HealthFood Science & Human Nutrition
Geir DullerudW. Grafton & Lillian B. Wilkins Professor in Mechanical Science & EngineeringMechanical Science & Engineering
J. Gary EdenIntel Alumni Endowed Chair in Electrical & Computer EngineeringElectrical & Computer Engineering
W. Brooke ElliottErnst & Young Distinguished Professor in AccountancyAccountancy
Rui Loja FernandesLois M. Lackner Professorship of MathematicsMathematics
Placid FerreiraTungchao Julia Lu Professor in Mechanical EngineeringMechanical Science & Engineering
Barbara FiesePampered Chef, Ltd Endowed Chair in Family ResiliencyHuman & Community Development
Matthew FinkinAlbert J. Harno and Edward W. Cleary Chair in LawLaw
David ForsythFulton Watson Copp ChairComputer Science
Eduardo FradkinDonald Biggar Willett Professor in EngineeringPhysics
Jonathan FreundDonald Biggar Willett Professor in EngineeringMechanical Science & Engineering; Aerospace
Peter FritzscheW. D. and Sara E. Trowbridge Professor in HistoryHistory
Firouz GahvariLeiby S. Hall Endowed Chair in EconomicsEconomics
Tanya GallagherTimothy Nugent Professor in DisabilitySpeech & Hearing Science
Marcelo GarciaM. T. Geoffrey Yeh Endowed ChairCivil & Environmental Engineering
Philip GarciaThomas A. Hieronymus Distinguished Chair in Futures MarketsAgricultural & Consumer Economics
Philippe GeubelleAbel Bliss ProfessorAerospace Engineering
Andrew GewirthPeter C. and Gretchen Miller Markunas Professor of ChemistryChemistry
Behrooz Ghamari-TabriziCatherine C. and Bruce A. Bastian Professor in Global Transnational StudiesHistory
Martha GilletteCell and Developmental Biology Alumni ProfessorCell & Developmental Biology
Gregory GirolamiWilliam H. and Janet G. Lycan Professor in ChemistryChemistry
Nick GlumacShao Lee Soo Professor in Mechanical Science & EngineeringMechanical Science & Engineering
William GroppThomas M. Siebel Chair in Computer EngineeringComputer Science
Martin GruebeleJames R. Eiszner Endowed Chair in ChemistryChemistry
Craig GundersenSoybean Industry Professor in Agricultural StrategyAgricultural & Consumer Economics
Bruce HajekLeonard C. and Mary Lou Hoeft Endowed Chair in EngineeringElectrical & Computer Engineering
Ralph HammannThomas D. Hubbard Endowed Professor in ArchitectureArchitecture
Jiawei HanAbel Bliss ProfessorComputer Science
Benjamin HankinFred and Ruby Kanfer Endowed ProfessorPsychology
Sariel Har-PeledDonald Biggar Willett Professor in EngineeringComputer Science
Youssef HashashWilliam J. and Elaine F. Hall Endowed Professor in Civil & Environmental EngineeringCivil & Environmental Engineering
Mark HauberHarley Jones Van Cleave Professor in Host-Parasite InteractionsAnimal Biology
Paul HealdRichard W. and Marie L. Corman Research Professor in LawLaw
William HelferichDiet, Women's Health and Aging ProfessorFood Science & Human Nutrition
Paul HergenrotherKenneth L. Rinehart, Jr. Edowed Chair in Natural Products ChemistryChemistry
Jonathan HigdonDennis and Cathy Houston ProfessorChemical & Biomolecular Engineering
So HirataMarvin T. Schmidt Professor of ChemistryChemistry
Gilbert HolderBrad Fortner Endowed Chair in PhysicsPhysics
Stafford HoodSheila M. Miller ProfessorCurriculum & Instruction
Brant HoustonJohn S. and James L. Knight Chair in JournalismJournalism
Naira HovakimyanW. Grafton & Lillian B. Wilkins Professor in Mechanical Science & EngineeringMechanical Science & Engineering
Feng Sheng HuHarry E. Preble Dean and R.E. Grim Professor in GeologyGeology
Heidi HurdRoss and Helen Workman Chair in LawLaw
Wen-Mei HwuAMD Jerry Sanders Chair in Electrical & Computer EngineeringElectrical & Computer Engineering
Michael InsanaDonald Biggar Willett Professor in EngineeringBioengineering
Scott IrwinLaurence J. Norton Endowed Chair in Agriculural MarketingAgricultural & Consumer Economics
Ravishankar IyerGeorge and Ann Fisher Distinguished Professor Electrical & Computer Engineering
Anthony JacobiRichard W. Kritzer Distinguished Professor in Mechanical Science & EngineeringMechanical Science & Engineering
Sheldon JacobsonFounder Professor in Computer ScienceComputer Science
Jianming JinY. T. Lo Chair in Electrical & Computer EngineeringElectrical & Computer Engineering
Timothy JohnsonKarl and Louise Schewe Professorship in FinanceFinance
Douglas JonesWilliam L. Everitt Distinguished Professor in Electrical and Computer EngineeringElectrical & Computer Engineering
Laxmikant KalePaul and Cindy Saylor Professor in Computer ScienceComputer Science
Farzad KamalabadiKung Chie and Margaret Yeh Endowed Professor in Electrical and Computer EngieeringElectrical & Computer Engineering
Richard KaplanGuy Raymond Jones Chair in LawLaw
Shiv KapoorGrayce Wicall Gauthier Chair in Mechanical Science & EngineeringMechanical Science & Engineering
Paul KenisElio Eliakim Tarika Endowed Chair in Chemical and Biomolecular EngineeringChemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Madhu KhannaACES Distinguished Professor in Environmental EconomicsAgricultural & Consumer Economics
Kimberlee KidwellRobert A. Easter Chair in Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental SciencesCrop Sciences
William KingRalph A. Andersen Endowed ChairMechanical Science & Engineering
Karen Iler KirkShahid and Ann Carlson Khan Professor in Applied Health SciencesSpeech & Hearing Science
Hillary Klonoff-CohenSaul J. Morse and Anne B. Morgan Professor in Applied Health SciencesKinesiology & Community Health
Frederic KolbJack A. and Marjorie S. Cavanah Professorship in Plant Breeding and GeneticsCrop Sciences
David KranzPhilip A. Sharp Professor in BiochemistryBiochemistry
Waltraud KrivenDonald Biggar Willett Professor in EngineeringMaterials Science & Engineering
Praveen KumarColonel Harry F. and Frankie M. Lovell Endowed Professor in Civil & Environmental EngineeringCivil & Environmental Engineering
Paul KwiatJohn Bardeen Endowed Chair in Electrical & Computer Engineering and Physics, Sponsored by the Sony CorporationPhysics
John LambrosDonald Biggar Willett Professor in EngineeringAerospace Engineering
Robert LawlessMax L. Rowe Professor in LawLaw
Jean-Pierre LeburtonGregory Stillman Professor in Electrical & Computer EngineeringElectrical & Computer Engineering
Deborah LeckbandReid T. Milner ProfessorChemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Anthony LeggettJohn D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Chair in PhysicsPhysics
Andrew LeipoldEdwin M. Adams Professor in LawLaw
Zhi-Pei LiangFranklin W. Woeltge Professor in Electrical & Computer EngineeringElectrical & Computer Engineering
Wen-Tso LiuArthur C. Nauman Endowed Professor in Civil & Environmental EngineeringCivil & Environmental Engineering
Yi LuJay and Ann Schenck Endowed Professor of ChemistryChemistry
Zaida Luthey-SchultenMurchison-Mallory Endowed Chair in ChemistryChemistry
Joseph LydingRobert C. MacClinchie Distinguished Professor in Electrical and Computer EngieeringElectrical & Computer Engineering
Vicki MahaffeyClayton and Thelma Kirkpatrick Professor in EnglishEnglish
Joseph MahoneyCaterpillar Chair in Business AdministrationBusiness Administration
Benito MarinasIvan Racheff Professor in Environmental EngineeringCivil & Environmental Engineering
Robert MarkleyW. D. and Sara E. Trowbridge Professor in EnglishEnglish
Susan MartinisStephen G. Sligar Professor in Molecular & Cellular BiologyBiochemistry
Moshe MatalonCaterpillar Professor in EngineeringMechanical Science & Engineering
Jason MazzoneAlbert E. Jennfer Jr. Professor of LawLAW
Gholamreza MesriRalph B. Peck ProfessorCivil & Environmental Engineering
William MetcalfG. William Arends Professor in Life SciencesMicrobiology
William MischoBerthold Family Professorship in Information Access and DiscoveryLibrary
Jeffrey MondakJames M. Benson Chair in Public Issues and Civic LeadershipPolitical Science
Stephen MooseDenton E. and Elizabeth B. Alexander Maize Breeding and Genetics ProfessorCrop Sciences
Catherine MurphyLarry R. Faulkner Endowed Chair in ChemistryChemistry
Rakesh NagiDonald Biggar Willett Professor in EngineeringIndustrial & Enterprise Systems Engineering
Klara NahrstedtRalph M. and CatherineV. Fisher Professor in Computer ScienceComputer Science
Satish NairI.C. Gunsalus ProfessorshipBiochemistry
David NicolFranklin W. Woeltge Professor in Electrical & Computer EngineeringElectrical & Computer Engineering
Shuming NieGrainger Distinguished Chair in BioengineeringBioengineering
Ralph NuzzoG. L. Clark Professor in ChemistryChemistry
Eric OldfieldHarriet A. Harlin Professor of ChemistryChemistry
Craig OlsonSchool of Labor and Industrial Relations Alumni ProfessorLabor & Employment Relations
Donald OrtRobert Emerson Professor in Plant Biology and Crop SciencesPlant Biology
Michaelene OstroskyGrayce Wicall Gauthier Professor of EducationSpecial Education
Cele OtnesAnthony J. Petullo Professor in Business AdministrationBusiness Administration
Yanfeng OuyangKrambles Endowed Professor in Rail and Public TransitCivil & Environmental Engineering
David PaduaDonald Biggar Willett Professor in EngineeringComputer Science
Gary ParkerW. Hilton Johnson Professor in GeologyGeology
Robert ParkerJames M. Benson ProfessorEnglish
Neil PearsonHarry A. Brandt Distinguished Professorship in Financial Markets and OptionsFinance
Mark PeecherDeloitte Professor in AccountancyAccountancy
George PennacchiBailey Memorial Chair in FinanceFinance
Marshall PooleDavid L. Swanson Professor in CommunicationCommunication
Christopher PromAndrew Turyn ProfessorUniversity Archives
Chad RienstraJohn Witt Professor in ChemistryChemistry
Aric RindfleischJohn M. Jones Professor in MarketingBusiness Administration
Jennifer RobbennoltAlice Curtis Campbell Professor in LawLaw
Michel RobeClearing Corporation Foundation Endowed Professor in Derivatives TradingAgricultural & Consumer Economics
Wendy RogersKhan Professor in Applied Health SciencesKinesiology & Community Health
Mark RoodIvan Racheff Professor in Environmental EngineeringCivil & Environmental Engineering
Elyse RosenbaumMelvin and Anne Louise Hassebrock ProfessorElectrical & Computer Engineering
Jacqueline RossPrentice H. Marshall Professor of LawLaw
Richard RossDavid C. Baum Professor of LawLaw
Stanley RueckerAnthony J. Petullo Professor in Graphic DesignGraphic Design
D. Fairchild RugglesDebra L. Mitchell Chair of Landscape ArchitectureLandscape Architecture
David RuzicAbel Bliss ProfessorNuclear, Plasma & Radiological Engineering
William SandersDonald Biggar Willett Professor in EngineeringElectrical & Computer Engineering
Peter SauerW. W. Grainger Chair in Electrical & Computer EngineeringElectrical & Computer Engineering
Donald SchleicherDaniel J. Perrino Chair in Music EducationMusic Education
Kenneth SchweizerG. Ronald and Margaret H. Morris Professor in Materials Science & EngineeringMaterials Science & Engineering
Edmund SeebauerJames W. Westwater ProfessorshipChemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Huseyin SehitogluJohn, Alice and Sarah Nyquist Chair in Mechanical Science & EngineeringMechanical Science & Engineering
H. Edward SeidelFounder Professor in PhysicsPhysics
David SepkoskiThomas M. Siebel Chair in the History of ScienceHistory
Sridhar SeshadriAlan J. and Joyce D. Baltz ProfessorBusiness Administration
Suresh SethiJames Avery Endowed Chair in Industrial DesignIndustrial Design
Lui ShaDonald B. Gillies Endowed ChairComputer Science
Naresh ShanbhagJack S. Kilby Professor in Electrical & Computer EngineeringElectrical & Computer Engineering
Sharon ShavittWalter H. Stellner Professor in MarketingBusiness Administration
Michael ShawLeonard C. and Mary Lou Hoeft Endowed Chair in Commerce and Business AdministrationBusiness Administration
Bruce SherrickMarjorie and Jerry Fruin Professorship in Land EconomicsAgricultural & Consumer Economics
Vijay SinghACES Distinguished Professor in BioprocessingAgricultural & Biological Engineering
Murugesu SivapalanChester and Helen Siess Endowed Professor in Civil & Environmental EngineeringCivil & Environmental Engineering
Marc SnirMichael Faiman Professor in Computer ScienceComputer Science
Petros SofronisJames W. Bayne Professor in Mechanical Science & EngineeringMechanical Science & Engineering
Jon SolomonRobert C. Novak Chair in Western Civilization and CultureClassics
Jun SongFounder Professor in Bioengineering and PhysicsBioengineering/Physics
Nancy SottosDonald Biggar Willett Professor of EngineeringMaterials Science & Engineering
Theodore SougiannisKPMG Distinguished Professor of AccountancyAccountancy
Billie Spencer, Jr. Nathan M. and Anne M. Newmark Endowed Chair in Civil & Environmental EngineeringCivil & Environmental Engineering
Rayadurgam SrikantFredric G. and Elizabeth H. Nearing Professor in Electrical & Computer EngineeringElectrical & Computer Engineering
Alexander StolyarGEBI Professor in Industrial & Enterprise Systems EngineeringIndustrial & Enterprise Systems Engineering
James StubbinsDonald Biggar Willett Professor in EngineeringNuclear, Plasma & Radiological Engineering
Ellen SwainStewart S. Howe Archivist of Student Life and Culture as an Endowed ProfessorLibrary Administration
Kelly SwansonKraft Foods Human Nutrition ProfessorDivision of Nutritional Sciences
Jonathan SweedlerJames R. Eiszner Family Chair in ChemistryChemistry
Charles TabbMildred Van Voorhis Jones Chair in LawLaw
Emad TajkhorshidJ. Woodland Hastings Endowed Chair in BiochemistryBiochemistry
Jennifer TeperJohn 'Bud' Velde Endowed ProfessorLibrary Administration
Lynne ThomasJuanita J. and Robert E. Simpson Rare Book and Manuscript Library ProfessorshipUniversity Library
Suja ThomasPeer and Sarah Pedersen Professor in LawLaw
Josep TorrellasSaburo Muroga ProfessorComputer Science
Patrick TranelAinsworth Professor in Crop SciencesCrop Sciences
Alexander VakakisDonald Biggar Willett Professor in EngineeringMechanical Science & Engineering
Albert ValocchiAbel Bliss ProfessorCivil & Environmental Engineering
Wilfred Van Der DonkRichard E. Heckert Chair in ChemistryChemistry
Dale Van HarlingenDonald Biggar Willett Professor of EngineeringPhysics
Venugopal VeeravalliHenry Magnuski Professor in Electrical & Computer EngineeringElectrical & Computer Engineering
Madhu ViswanathanDiane N. and Steven N. Miller Centennial Chair in BusinessBusiness Administration
Yurii VlasovFounder Professor in Electrical & Computer EngineeringElectrical & Computer Engineering
Ning WangLeonard C and Mary Lou Hoeft Professor in EngineeringMechanical Science & Engineering
Tandy WarnowFounder Professor in Computer Science Computer Science
Scott WeisbennerWilliam G. Karnes Professor in Mergers and AcquisitionsFinance
B. Joseph WhiteTowey Professor of Business and LeadershipBusiness Administration
John WilkinJuanita J. and Robert E. Simpson University Library DeanLibrary
Michael WilliamsonA. C. Littleton Professor in AccountancyAccountancy
Barbara WilsonKathryn Lee Baynes Dallenbach ProfessorCommunication
Robin Fretwell WilsonRoger and Stephany Joslin Professor in LawLaw
Martin WongEdward C. Jordan Professor in Electrical & Computer EngineeringElectrical & Computer Engineering
Amelia WoodsJames K. and Karen S. McKechnie Professor in Applied Health SciencesKinesiology & Community Health
Donald WuebblesHarry E. Preble ProfessorAtmospheric Sciences
Hong YangRichard C. Alkire Chair in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular EngineeringChemical & Biomolecular Engineering
ChengXiang ZhangDonald Biggar Willett Professor in EngineeringComputer Sciences
Huimin ZhaoSteven L. Miller Chair in Chemical EngineeringChemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Steven ZimmermanRoger Adams Professor in ChemistryChemistry
Jian-Min ZuoRacheff Professor in Materials Science & EngineeringMaterials Science & Engineering