Endowed Professorships and Chairs at BGSU and the Current Holders

Bailey Family Endowed Professor of Mathematics

The professorship was created by James L. Bailey and his family in 2004. It benefits a senior-level professor with a strong emphasis in mathematics education, leadership, and dedication to building the reputation of the program.

David Meel, Ed.D., Mathematics and Statistics  

Ned E. Baker Professorship in Public Health

Ned E. Baker Professorship in Public Health was established in 2016 by Edwin H. “Ted” Pratt Jr. The professorship is to attract and retain eminent public health scholars and educators. Ned E. Baker devoted his entire 47-year professional career to the field of public health. He joined BGSU as an adjunct faculty member in 1978, where he served on many advisory committees and national committees that developed public health goals and objectives that set national precedents. 

Currently Not Filled

Larry and Patty Benz Professorship in Health and Human Services

This endowed professorship was created in 2017 by Dr. Laurence “Larry” ’84 and Patricia “Patty” Benz and will reside in the College of Health and Human Services. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated track record of exceptional teaching and noted research in his/her discipline.

Currently Not Filled 

Ashel G. Bryan/Huntington Bank Professorship

This endowment was created in 1990 to honor Ashel G. Bryan. It recognizes an outstanding professor in the College of Business, and provides that professor with opportunities to enhance his/her teaching and/or scholarship.

Liuling Liu, Ph.D., Finance  

John F. Buckner Professorship

The John F. Buckner Professorship was established in 2018 to highlight the role of arts as it has affected culture, societies and mankind throughtout history.

Currently Not Filled

Dr. Darwin B. Close Professorship

The Dr. Darwin B. Close Professorship was established in 2018 to support a senior-level professorship in the Department of Insurance and provides additional leadership and support for the Schmidthorst College of Business.

Currently Not Filled

Dr. Howard E. & Penny Daum Aldrich Distinguished Professorship in Sociology

This professorship was established in 2017 by Howard Aldrich and Penny Daum Aldrich. It recognizes an associate level or higher professor in sociology who provides students with challenging learning environments; is a leading expert in the discipline with an extensive research record and national visibility in the field; provides significant educational contributions to the development of students as scholars and researchers, including collaborative research activity, and is dedicated to serving as a public spokesperson and strong advocate for sociology programs at BGSU.

Wendy Manning, Ph.D., Sociology 

Dr. William H. Fichthorn Professorship in Finance

The Dr. William H. Fichthorn Professorship in Finance was established in 2019 to support a senior-level professorship in the Department of Finance and provides additional leadership and support for the Schmidthorst College of Business.

Currently Not Filled

David and Amy Fulton Professor of Computer Science

This professorship was created in 2004 by David and Amy Fulton to strengthen the computer science program by recruiting new faculty members and/or to support the work of a tenured faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in teaching and research, and who will continue to contribute to the growth and success of the program.

Jong Kwan "Jake" Lee, Ph.D., Computer Science

James R. Good Chair in Global Strategy

The holder of this title, which was created in 1993 for the College of Business, must exude excellence and show passion for the growth of the programs.

Hokey Min, Ph.D., Management  

Chan Hahn Professorship in Supply Chain Management

The Chan Hahn Professorship in Supply Chain Management was created in 2018 to support BGSU's national ranked supply chain management program. The professorship supports a senior-level professor in the Department of Supply Chain Management and provides additional leadership and support for the Schmidthorst College of Business.

Currently Not Filled

Ernest & Dorothy Hamilton Endowed Professorships in Entrepreneurial Leadership

Olympic gold medalist and world champion figure skater Scott Hamilton established in 2019 the Ernest & Dorothy Hamilton Endowed Professorships in Entrepreneurial Leadership in honor of his parents, who were professors at BGSU. The professorship is used to attract and retain outstanding professors, administrators or faculty in entrepreneurial leadership and foster research, education and business community involvement in entrepreneurial leadership.

Currently Not Filled

Ernest and Dorothy Hamilton Endowed Executive in Resident in Entrepreneurial Leadership

Olympic gold medalist and world champion figure skater Scott Hamilton established the Ernest and Dorothy Hamilton Endowed Executive in Resident in Entrepreneurial Leadership in 2005 in honor of his parents, who were professors at BGSU. The endowed executive in resident is to attract outstanding executives to foster research, education and business community involvement in the Paul J. Hooker Center for Entrepreneurial Leaderships in the Schmidthorst College of Business.

Mark West

Dr. Thomas Kinstle Professorship in Chemistry

Created in 2018 by friends of Dr. Thomas Kinstle, retired Professor of Chemistry at BGSU, this professorship will attract and retain distinguished faculty, innovative research and support. 

Alexi Ostrowski, Ph.D., Chemistry

Klingler Electro Acoustic Residency

The Klingler ElectroAcoustic Residency provides opportunities for composers to explore, experiment, and create for two weeks in Bowling Green State University's 10.2 multi-channel/first order Ambisonic studio. The residency has welcomed new music performance ensembles, who present a concert and seminars in the fall and then return in the spring to read and record student works.

Unheard-of//Ensemble

Robert W. and Patricia A. Maurer Family Distinguished Endowed Professorship in Accounting

This professorship, created in 2008 by Robert W. and Patricia A. Maurer, reflects the belief that the donors have in the importance of a strong accounting program. The Maurer professor should have a strong background in the teaching and scholarship of accounting as well as a willingness to teach student and connect them to the business community.

Terrence Pitre, Ph.D., Accounting/MIS  

Helen McMaster Endowed Professorship in Vocal and Choral Studies

The Helen McMaster Endowed Professorship in Vocal and Choral Studies is the first endowed professorship for the College of Musical Arts and was established in 2004. The professorship is used to attract and sustain a voice professor, vocal coach, opera director or vocal/choral composer of national stature to enhance the opportunities for vocal choral and opera experience for BGSU students. 

Cantus, men’s a cappela ensemble.

Shantanu and Reni Narayen Professorship in Computer Science

Created in 2015 by Shantanu and Reni Narayen, this professorship recognizes an outstanding faculty member and provides support for teaching, research and professional development in the computer science field.

Robert Green, Ph.D., Computer Science 

Novak Family Professorship in Data Science

This professorship was created in 2018 by Ernest J. Novak, Jr. and Eugene A. Novak to attract and retain eminent educators in data science and analytics that best serves the needs and interest of the University. Data science is a relevant and rigorous academic program that integrates math, statistics and computer science to prepare students for the emerging profession.

Trent D. Buskirk, Ph.D., Applied Statistics and Operations Research  

Dr. Thomas V. O’Brien Distinguished Professorship of Actuarial  Mathematics   

Created in 2018 by David and Lisa O’Brien to honor Dr. Thomas V. O’Brien. The professorship will attract and retain new faculty in the Actuarial Mathematics Program for innovative teaching or research projects.

Currently Not Filled

Owens-Illinois Professorship

This professorship was created in 1986 by representatives of Owens-Illinois to recognize an outstanding faculty member and to provide that person with professional opportunities that will enhance teaching and/or scholarship and will contribute to the practice of business administration.

Sherry E. Sullivan, Ph.D., Management  

Jean Pasakarnis Buchanan Distinguished Professorship in Biological Sciences

Jean Pasakarnis Buchanan Distinguished Professorship in Biological Sciences was established in 2013 to support highly regarded faculty member within the field of Biological Science who has strong and active research.

Currently Not Filled

Primrose Family Professorship in Accounting

This fund was established in 2005 by William J. Primrose Jr. and his family. The professorship provides leadership for the Department of Accounting and supports building the reputation of the department as well as the College of Business.

Pascal Bizarro, Ph.D., Accounting/MIS  
Kenneth Snead, Ph.D., Accounting/MIS  

Dr. Timothy and Ruth Ann Ross Teaching Professorship

This professorship was established to attract and retain distinguished educators and to encourage teaching excellence in the classroom.

Earl McKinney, Ph.D., Accounting/MIS  

Sandman Professorship in Industrial-Organizational Psychology

This endowment was created in 2013 by Bonnie and Dan Sandman for the purpose of providing a supplement to the salary of a deserving faculty member in the I-O psychology doctoral program who exemplifies the practice of applied outreach.

Michael Zickar, Ph.D., Psychology  

Patrick L. and Debra Scheetz Ryan Endowed Professorship in Biology

This professorship was established in 2001 by Pat and Debbie Ryan and is used to attract and/ or retain an outstanding professor in the field of biology who has demonstrated excellence in his or her field.

Currently Not Filled

Dr. William Schmeltz Teaching Professorship

This professorship, created in 1997, honors Dr. William F. Schmeltz, who served as an accounting professor, department chairman, and Dean of the College of Business Administration. The professorship is awarded to a professor of high achievement in business and accounting.

Currently Not Filled

Fred E. Scholl Endowed Chair in Finance

This endowed Chair was created in 2018 to provide support and leadership for the Schmidthorst College of Business. It is awarded to a tenured or full professor with demonstrated leadership in teaching, research, and service. 

Sung Bae, Ph.D., Finance

Helen C. Seitz Endowed University Professorship

This endowment was created in 2018 by a gift from the estate of Helen C. Seitz of Sandusky, and has been designated for the purpose of supporting research and study in the field of brain and nervous disorders/diseases.

Verner Bingman, Ph.D., Psychology  

Shanklin Endowment Presidential Professorship

This endowment was created in 2011 by Bernice Shanklin to advance scholarship and pedagogy. The Presidential Professorship supports exemplary commitment to research and learning, and may be awarded to any academic discipline. 

Moria van Stadden, Ph.D., Biological Sciences

Charles B. Smith – Peggie J. Hollingsworth Smith Endowed Chair in Biological Sciences

Dr. Peggie J. Hollingsworth established the Charles B. Smith – Peggie J. Hollingsworth Smith Endowed Chair in Biological Sciences in 2019. Dr. Charles B. Smith was an exemplary teacher and scientific scholar. The endowed chair is to attract and retain eminent educators and is one of the most significant academic honors that BGSU can bestow upon a faculty member. 

Currently Not Filled

R. Marshall and Antonia G. Wilson Professorship for Chemistry

This professorship was created by R. Marshall and Antonia G. Wilson and is used to attract and retain distinguished faculty to the Department of Chemistry who will also contribute to the research and teaching mission of the Center for Photochemical Sciences.

Jayaraman Sivaguru, Ph.D., Chemistry