Endowed Chairs & Professorships

Many teachers, companies and individuals in the public and private sectors have made outstanding contributions in the arena of engineering. Endowed chairs and professorships honor their efforts and help ensure that future generations of engineers are equally accomplished. The generosity of MSU engineering alumni and friends has resulted in the establishment of a number of endowed faculty positions. In recognition of commitment to engineering education, Medals of Distinction are being presented to those providing the endowments and to those selected for the faculty positions, as they are filled. We are proud to recognize them here.

Endowed Chairs

James W. Bagley Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dr. Nick Younan

Bill and Carolyn Cobb Chair in Engineering
Dr. Pasquale Cinnella

Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems Chair in Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Mark F. Horstemeyer

Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems Chair in Engineering
Dr. Roger King

Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems Chair in Engineering
search underway

Materials & Construction Industries Endowed Chair in Civil Engineering
Dr. Isaac L. Howard

Kelly Gene Cook, Sr. Chair in Civil Engineering
Dr. James Martin

Earnest W. Deavenport Chair in Chemical Engineering
Dr. Bill ELmore

Earnest W. and Mary Ann Deavenport, Jr. Chair in Engineering
Dr. Jason M. Keith

Robert D. Guyton Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dr. Robert Reese

Jack Hatcher Chair in Engineering Entrepreneurship
Dr. Byron Williams

Hunter Henry Chair in Chemical Engineering
Dr. Bill Elmore

Paul B. Jacob Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dr. Patrick Donohoe

Richard H. Johnson Chair in Aerospace Engineering
Dr. James C. Newman, Jr.

PACCAR Chair in Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Steve Daniewicz

Southern Ionics Endowed Chair in Chemical Engineering
search underway

James T. White Chair in Civil Engineering
Dr. Dennis Truax

William & Sherry Berry Chair
Dr. Jonathan W. Pote

Endowed Professorships

Airbus Helicopters, Inc. Professorship in Aerospace Engineering
Dr. David Thompson

Billie J. Ball Professorship in Engineering
Dr. Doug Bammann

Billie J. Ball Professorship in Engineering
Dr. James E. Fowler

Billie J. Ball Professorship in Engineering
Dr. Robert J. Moorhead II

Edward P. Coleman & Whiteside Professorship in Mechanical Engineering
Search underway

Ergon Corporation & Diversified Technology Distinguished Professorship in Electrical & Computer Engineering
Dr. Marshall Molen

Exxon Mobil Professorship
Search Underway

Larry Brown Professorship in Industrial and Systems Engineering
Search Underway

Mississippi Power Professorship in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dr. Stanislaw Grzybowski

Richard Rula Professorship in Construction Engineering
Search Underway

Bobby Shackouls Professorship in Engineering
Dr. Qian "Jenny" Du

Texas Olefins Professorship in Chemical Engineering
Search underway

Tennessee Valley Authority Professorship in Energy Systems and The Environment
Dr. Pedro Mago

Tennessee Valley Authority Professorship in Power Systems Engineering
Search Underway

Thomas B. Nusz Endowed Professorship in Engineering
Dr. Hossein Toghiani