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. Davy M. Belk

Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems Chair I
Vacant

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

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

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

Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems Chair II
Vacant

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

Jack Hatcher Chair in Engineering Entrepreneurship
Dr. Yucheng Liu

Hunter Henry Chair in Chemical Engineering
Dr. Julie Jessop

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

Richard H. Johnson Chair in Aerospace Engineering
Dr. Rani Sullivan

Robert D. Guyton Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Vacant

Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems Chair III
Vacant

PACCAR Chair in Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Pedro Mago

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

William and Sherry Berry Chair in Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Dr. Jonathan W. Pote

International Paper Company Endowed Chair
Dr. Lesley Strawderman

Southern Ionics Endowed Chair
Dr. Santanu Kundu

Endowed Professorships

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

Billie J. Ball Professorship in Engineering
Dr. Cindy Bethel

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

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

Ergon, Inc. Distinguished Professorship
Vacant

Exxon Mobil Alumni Endowed Professorship
Dr. David Marcum

Larry Brown Professorship in Industrial and Systems Engineering
Dr. John Usher

Richard Rula Professorship in Construction Engineering
Vacant

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

Tennessee Valley Authority Professorship in Energy Systems and The Environment
Dr. Heejin Cho

Tennessee Valley Authority Professorship in Power Systems Engineering
Dr. Yong Fu

Texas Olefins Professorship in Chemical Engineering
Vacant

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

Mississippi Power Professorship in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Vacant

Coleman and Whiteside Professorship in Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Haitham El Kadiri

Civil and Environmental Advisory Board (CEEAB) Professorship
Dr. Farshid Vahedifard

Dr. Oswald Rendon-Herrero Diversity Professorship
Dr. Tonya Stone