Endowed Chairs


The endowed chair is one of the most prestigious honors that can be bestowed on a University of Virginia faculty member. Chairholders are deemed to be performing at the highest levels of their discipline, with national and international recognition. The chairholder will have achieved the highest stature and exemplary accomplishment in a discipline or area of research as judged by an independent assessment of his or her peers. In certain instances, accomplishment may be judged on the basis of distinguished work for which there is peer consensus of superior achievement whether in teaching, service or in accomplishments which lie beyond strictly academic endeavors.

The Curry School of Education and Human Development maintains guidelines for the nomination and review of endowed chairs. The Endowed Chair Review Committee reviews chair nominations and forwards their recommendation to the Dean for review and approval by the Provost and the Board of Visitors.

Appointment and Review of Endowed Chairs and Eminent Scholars


Phillip J. Gibson Professorship of Education
Derrick Alridge
Professor of Education
Department of Leadership, Foundations and Policy

Samuel Braley Gray Professorship Of Mathematics
Robert Berry
Professor of Mathematics Education
Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education

University Professor
Catherine Bradshaw
Professor and the Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development
Dean's Office

Newton and Rita Meyers Professorship Fund - Saunders Match
Benjamin Castleman
Associate Professor in the Economics of Education
Department of Leadership, Foundations and Policy

Linda K. Bunker Professorship
Nancy Deutsch
Professor
Department of Leadership, Foundations and Policy

Virgil S. Ward Professorship In Education
Dewey Cornell
Professor of Education
Department of Human Services

William Clay Parrish Professorship In Education
Jason Downer
Professor of Education
Department of Human Services

Joe Gieck Professorship In Sports Medicine
Jay Hertel
Professor in Sports Medicine
Department of Kinesiology and Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Novartis U.S. Foundation Professorship
Robert Pianta
Professor of Education, Professor of Psychology
Dean's Office

Commonwealth Chair
Sara Rimm-Kaufmann
Professor
Department of Leadership, Foundations and Policy

Thomas G Jewell Professorship in Education
William Therrien
Professor of Education
Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education

Charles S. Robb Endowed Chair
Patrick Tolan
Professor of Education
Department of Human Services

University Professor
Sarah Turner
Professor
Department of Leadership, Foundations and Policy

Curry Memorial Fund For The School Of Education
James Wyckoff
Professor
Department of Leadership, Foundations and Policy