Endowed Chairs at UConn

Thanks to the generosity of donors who support exceptional educators through endowed chairs and professorships, UConn can continue to provide a world-class educational experience for its students.

Below you can find endowed chairs for the general UConn campuses as well as for UConn Health. You can also learn more about endowed giving at UConn.

photo of donors david and joan reed with a quiote "access to a great education is an essential ingredient of a flourishing community"

a photo of donors carole and ray neag with the quote "our hope is to leave this world a little better for our being here."

College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources

Established Via Bequest
Donor: Richard R. and Barbara DelFavero
Date Established: May 2, 2011
Established Via Bequest
Donor: George F. Cloutier
Date Established: Dec. 31, 2008
Currently vacant
Donor: Samuel and Nancy Livieri
Date Established: Sept. 2, 1996

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Professor: Brenda Brueggemann, Ph.D
Donor: Aetna Life & Casualty Foundation
Date Established: Dec. 30, 1986
Professor: Jennifer Sterling-Folker, Ph.D
Donor: Alan R. Bennett
Date Established: Aug. 2, 2000
Professor: Jeffrey Shoulson, Ph.D
Donor: Doris and Simon Konover Family Foundation
Date Established: Dec. 31, 2001
Currently Vacant
Donor: Emiliana P. Noether
Date Established: Dec. 29, 1986
Professor: Richard A. Wilson, Ph.D
Donor: The Marsha Lilien Gladstein Foundation
Date Established: June 30, 2005
Currently Vacant
Donor: Howard S. Schwenk, Jr., and Paula H. J. Schwenk
Date Established: Dec. 9, 1996
Established Via Bequest
Donor: Michael Turvey and Claudia Carello
Date Established: September 18, 2014
Professor: Richard Sosis, Ph.D
Donor: Dennison J. Nash
Date Established: Dec. 13, 2012
Professor: Manisha Sinha, Ph.D
Donor: James L. and Shirley A. Draper
Date Established: Dec. 18, 2000
Currently Vacant
Donor: James T. and Iris E. Todd
Date Established: Nov. 15, 2016
Currently Vacant
Donor: Ray and Carole Neag
Date Established: June 30, 1997
Currently Vacant
Donor: John Krenicki Jr. and Donna M. Krenicki
Date Established: Dec. 22, 2015
Professor: Jerzy Weyman, Ph.D
Donor: Daniel Sidney, Raymond Sidney, Lawrence Sidney, and Jennifer Silva
Date Established: April 17, 2009

School of Business

Professor: David P. Weber, Ph.D
Donor: Arthur Andersen, LLP
Date Established: Dec. 31, 1996
Professor: John A. Elliott, Ph.D
Donor: Keith R. Fox
Date Established: Dec. 26, 2000
Currently Vacant
Donor: Deloitte, LLP
Date Established: March 31, 2014
Professor: Robert C. Bird, JD
Donor: Eversource Energy
Date Established: Oct. 22, 1999
Currently Vacant
Donor: Eversource Energy
Date Established: Feb. 4, 1987
Professor: John Mathieu, Ph.D
Donors: Patricia H. and Timothy K. Friar
Date Established: Dec. 18, 2003
Professor: Ram D. Gopal, Ph.D
Donor: General Electric
Date Established: July 30, 2001
Professor: Chinmoy Ghosh, Ph.D
Donor: Marsha Lilien Gladstein Foundation
Date Established: Jan. 18, 2000
Currently Vacant
Donor: PwC
Date Established: June 17, 2015
Professor: Michael Willenborg, Ph.D CPA
Donor: Wendy Reeves Watkins and other School of Business alumni
Date Established: Nov. 21, 2000
Professor: Suresh Nair, Ph.D
Donor: Robert Cizik
Date Established: June 1
, 1996
Currently Vacant
Donor: Robert Cizik
Date Established: June 1, 1996
Professor: Timothy B. Folta, Ph.D
Donor: The Wolff Family
Date Established: Sept. 13, 1984
Currently Vacant
Donor: Daniel D. and Tresa Toscano
Date Established: June 2, 2014
Professor: Sulin Ba, Ph.D
Donor: Richard Treibick
Date Established: May 8, 2000
Professor: William T. Ross, Jr., Ph.D
Donor: Voya Financial
Date Established: April 28, 2000
Professor: Nicholas H. Lurie, Ph.D
Donor: Voya Financial
Date Established: April 28, 2000

School of Engineering

Professor: Marten van Dijk, Ph.D
Donor: Robert C. Knapp
Date Established: June 27, 2012
Professor: Radenka Maric, Ph.D
Donor: Connecticut Innovations, Inc.
Date Established: Aug. 28, 2003
Professor: Kristina Wagstrom, Ph.D
Donor: Eversource Energy
Date Established: Oct. 25, 1999
Professor: Ioulia (Julia) Valla, Ph.D
Donor: Eversource Energy
Date Established: Oct 25, 1999
Professor: Emmanuouil N. Aganostou, Ph.D
Donor: Eversource Energy
Date Established: Jan. 12, 1999
Currently vacant
Donor: General Electric
Date Established: July 31, 2012
Professor: Ki H. Chon, Ph.D
Donor: John Krenicki Jr., and Donna M. Krenicki
Date Established: Aug. 3, 2010
Professor: Yaakov Bar-Shalom, Ph.D
Donor C.R. Klewin Construction Company
Date Established: Dec. 31, 1996
Currently Vacant
Donor Anonymous Donor
Date Established: June 29, 2011
Currently vacant
Donor: United Technologies Corporation
Date Established: March 7, 2000
Established Via Bequest
Donor: Raymond V. and Susan E. Petniunas
Date Established: Dec. 21, 2015
Professor: Peter B. Luh, Ph.D
Donor: Southern New England Telephone
Date Established: Dec. 30, 1998
Currently Vacant
Donor: Synchrony Financial
Date Established: June 30, 2016
Currently Vacant
Donor: United Technologies Corporation
Date Established: Nov. 19, 2013
Professor: Prabhakar Singh, Ph.D
Donor: United Technologies Corporation
Date Established: March 7, 2000
Professor: Baki M. Cetegen, Ph.D
Donor: United Technologies Corporation
Date Established: March 7, 2000
Professor: Krishna Pattipati, Ph.D
Donor: United Technologies Corporation
Date Established: Aug. 18, 2011
Currently Vacant
Donor: United Technologies Corporation
Date Established: March 7, 2000
Professor: Sanguthevar Rajasekaran Ph.D
Donor: United Technologies Corporation
Date Established: March 7, 2000
Currently Vacant
Donor: United Technologies Corporation
Date Established: Nov. 19, 2013
Established Via Bequest
Donor: William B. and Laura M. Hewitt
Date Established: Feb. 25, 2009

Neag School of Education

Professor: George Sugai, Ph.D
Donor: Ray and Carole Neag
Date Established: April 28, 1999
Professor: Preston C. Green, Ed.D JD
Donor: The Klein Family Foundation, Inc.
Date Established: Feb. 28, 2011
Professor: Donald J. Leu, Ph.D
Donor: Ray and Carole Neag
Date Established: April 28, 1999
Professor: Sally M. Reis, Ph.D
Donor: Ray and Carole Neag
Date Established: April 29, 2011
Professor: Casey D. Cobb, Ph.D, MS, AB
Donor: Ray and Carole Neag
Date Established: April 28, 1999
Professor: Richard L. Schwab, Ph.D
Donor: Ray and Carole Neag
Date Established: April 28, 1999
Professor: Suzanne M. Wilson, Ph.D
Donor: Ray and Carole Neag
Date Established: April 28, 1999
Professor: Joseph S. Renzulli, Ed.D
Donor: Ray and Carole Neag
Date Established: May 23, 1996

School of Fine Arts

Established Via Bequest
Donor: Charles E. Heilig Jr.
Date Established: Dec. 29, 2000
Currently Vacant
Donor: John Krenicki Jr. and Donna M. Krenicki
Date Established: Dec. 22, 2015
Established Via Bequest
Donor: Jay S. and Joyce Shivers
Date Established: Feb. 1, 2008

School of Law

Professor: Richard D. Pomp, JD
Donor: Alva P. Loiselle, Law School Deans and Faculty
Date Established: Nov. 10, 1987
Professor: Steven Wilf, JD Ph.D
Donor: Anonymous Donor
Date Established: Feb. 1, 2012
Currently Vacant
Donor: Multiple Donors
Date Established: Dec. 20, 1985
Professor: Alexandra D. Lahav, JD
Donor: Phillip I. Blumberg and Ellen Ash Peters
Date Established: Feb. 1, 1990
Professor: Angel Oquendo, JD Ph.D
Donor: William T. England
Date Established: Feb. 11, 1992
Professor: Peter Siegelman, Ph.D
Donor: Phillip I. Blumberg and Multiple Donors
Date Established: Jan. 12, 1999
Professor: Sara C. Bronin, JD
Donor: Connecticut Attorneys Title Insurance Company and Multiple Donors
Date Established: Oct. 26, 1982

School of Nursing

Established Via Bequest
Donor: Robin D. Froman and Steven Owen
Date Established: Sept. 18, 2014

School of Pharmacy

Currently Vacant
Donor: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Date Established: Dec. 22, 2005
Professor: Marie A. Smith, Pharm.D
Donor: Joseph Papa and Multiple Donors
Date Established: Dec. 31, 2006
Professor: Michael J. Pikal, Ph.D
Donor: Pfizer, Inc.
Date Established: June 17, 2004

School of Social Work

Professor: Nina Rovinelli Heller, Ph.D
Donor: Zachs Family Foundation
Date Established: Oct. 8, 1999

UConn Stamford

Currently Vacant
Donor: Anonymous Donor
Date Established: Nov. 18, 1983

University-Wide

Professor: Stephen L. Ross, Ph.D
Donor: Multiple Donors
Date Established: April 17, 2007
Currently Vacant
Donor: SGM Scholarship Foundation
Date Established: Dec. 30, 1998

UConn Health

Professor: Cato T. Laurencin, MD Ph.D
Donor: Wilda Van Dusen
Date Established: March 21, 2002
Professor: Anthony T. Vella, Ph.D
Donor: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Date Established: Oct. 2, 1984
Professor: Leslie Loew, Ph.D
Donor: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Date Established: Oct. 2, 1984
Professor: Cem Demirci, MD
Donor: David T. and Rhoda L. Chase '06H; Cheryl A. Chase '78 (LAW) and Stuart D. Bear; Arnold L. and Sandra M. Chase
Date Established: March 2, 1984
Professor: Flavio Uribe, DDS MDS
Donor: Dr. Charles J. Burstone
Date Established: April 26, 2001
Professor: Andrew Winokur, MD, Ph.D
Donor: Estate of Marianne Hartly
Date Established: July 16, 2004
Currently Vacant
Donor: Anonymous Donor
Date Established: Jan. 31, 2011
Professor: Pramod K. Srivastava, Ph.D MD
Donor: Eversource Energy
Date Established: Dec. 26, 1985
Professor: Augustus D. Mazzocca, MS MD
Donor: Harry J. and Helen B. Gray
Date Established: Sept. 22, 1988
Currently Vacant
Donor: Hartford Whalers Hockey Club and the Hartford Whalers Wives
Date Established: Jan. 1, 1986
Professor: Audrey R. Chapman, PhD MDiv STM
Donor: University of Connecticut Health Center Auxiliary and the Healey Fund Committee
Date Established: Sept. 30, 1993
Currently Vacant
Donor: Health Net, Inc.
Date Established: Aug. 20, 1984
Professor: Victor M. Hesselbrock, Ph.D
Donor: Health Net, Inc.
Date Established: Aug. 17, 1987
Professor: Daniel W. Rosenberg, Ph.D
Donor: Health Net, Inc.
Date Established: Aug. 17, 1997
Professor: Thomas Babor, Ph.D MPH
Donor: Health Net, Inc.
Date Established: June 30, 1997
Currently Vacant
Donor: Health Net, Inc.
Date Established: June 30, 1997
Professor: Richard H. Fortinsky, Ph.D
Donor: Health Net, Inc.
Date Established: Sept. 20, 1989
Professor: David W. Rowe, MD
Donor: Health Net, Inc.
Date Established: Feb. 19, 1988
Professor: Winston Campbell, MD
Donor: Health Net, Inc.
Date Established: Aug. 23, 1988
Professor: George Y. Wu, MD Ph.D
Donor: Frances Lopata, Roy Lopata, Peggy Lopata, and Edward Lopata
Date Established: Jan. 1, 1993
Professor: Cheryl A. Oncken, MD MPH
Donor: James E. C. Walker, MD and Audrey C. W. Walker; Health Net, Inc.
Date Established: June 30, 1996
Professor: Betty A. Eipper, Ph.D
Donor: Janice B. and Rodney R. Reynolds
Date Established: Feb. 13, 1981
Professor: Royce Mohan, Ph.D
Donor: John A. and Florence M. Solomon
Date Established: March 9, 1984
Professor: Brenton R. Graveley, Ph.D
Donor: John Krenicki Jr. and Donna M. Krenicki
Date Established: Sept. 25, 2012
Professor: Annabelle Rodriguez-Oquendo, MD
Donor: Anonymous Donor
Date Established: Dec. 1, 2003
Professor: Andrew Arnold, MD
Donor: Charles E. Heilig Jr., Alice M. Heilig, and Cheryl A. Heilig
Date Established: May 1, 1996
Currently Vacant
Donor: Charles E. Heilig Jr. and Alice M. Heilig
Date Established: Aug. 8, 1988
Currently Vacant
Donor: Anonymous Donor
Date Established: April 3, 2012
Professor: Bruce T. Liang, MD
Donor: Ray and Carole Neag
Date Established: April 28, 1999
Professor: Leighton Y. Huey, MD
Donor: Samuel "Sy" Birnbaum, Ida Blum, Louis Blum, and Richard Blum
Date Established: April 30, 2002
Currently Vacant
Donor: William Beecher Scoville Foundation, Inc.
Date Established: April 13, 1976
Professor: Kevin Dieckhaus, MD
Donor: State of Connecticut Board of Governors for Higher Education
Date Established: Oct. 18, 1988
Professor: George A. Kuchel, MD
Donor: The Travelers Companies Foundation, Inc.
Date Established: Sept. 10, 1984
Professor: Ravindra Nanda, BDS MDS Ph.D
Donor: UConn Orthodontic Alumni Association
Date Established: Oct. 15, 2001

This list was updated as of September 19, 2017. Every effort has been made to review the information included in this list. If information appears incorrectly, please bring it to our attention by contacting the Office of Stewardship at 860-486-5000 or stewardship@foundation.uconn.edu.