Endowed Chairs

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Arts and Sciences
David Budescu, Department of Psychology
Anne Anastasi Professor of Psychometrics and Quantitative Psychology
Catherine Chaput, Department of English
Thomas J. Kavanagh Chair in Rhetoric
Ava Chin, Department of English
Mary Higgins Clark Chair in Creative Writing
Saul Cornell, Department of History
Paul and Diane Guenther Chair in American History 
George E. Demacopoulos, Department of Theology
Fr. John Meyendorff and Patterson Professorship in Orthodox Christian Studies
Heather Dubrow, Department of English
John D. Boyd, S.J., Chair in Poetic Imagination
Silvia C. Finnemann, Department of Biological Sciences
Kim B. and Stephen E. Bepler Chair in Biology
Celia B. Fisher, Department of Psychology
Marie Ward Doty University Chair
Bradford Hinze, Department of Theology
Karl Rahner, S.J., Memorial Chair in Theology
Stephen Hong Sohn, Department of English
Thomas F.X. and Theresa Mullarkey Chair in Literature
Frank Hsu, Department of Computer & Information Sciences
Christopher Clavius, S.J., Distinguished Professor of Science
Bryan Massingale, Department of Theology
James and Nancy Buckman Chair in Applied Christian Ethics
Aristotle Papanikolaou, Department of Theology
Archbishop Demetrios Chair in Orthodox Theology and Culture
Tonya Pinkins, Department of Theatre
Denzel Washington Endowed Chair in Theatre
Camelia Prodan, Department of Physics
Kim B. and Stephen E. Bepler Chair in Physics
Joshua Schrier, Department of Chemistry
Kim B. and Stephen E. Bepler Chair in Chemistry
Magda Teter, Department of History
Shvidler Chair in Judaic Studies 
Cristina Traina, Department of Theology
Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J., Chair in Catholic Theology
To-Be-Announced
Kim B. and Stephen E. Bepler Chair in Mathematics
To-Be-Announced
Cassamarca Foundation Chair on Migrations and Globalization
To-Be-Announced
John L. Marion Professorship in Art History, Painting, and Sculpture
To-Be-Announced
Laurence J. McGinley Chair in Religion and Society
To-Be-Announced
Robert Southwell, S.J., Distinguished Professor in the Humanities
Gabelli School of Business
Lerzan Aksoy, Gabelli School of Business
George N. Jean, Ph.D., Chair
Navid Asgari, Gabelli School of Business
Grose Family Endowed Chair in Business
Sris Chatterjee, Gabelli School of Business
Gabelli Chair in Global Security Analysis
Benjamin M. Cole, Gabelli School of Business
William J. Loschert Endowed Chair in Technology Entrepreneurship 
Andrey Ermolov, Gabelli School of Business
Felix E. Larkin Distinguished Professorship in Management
Ahir Gopaldas, Gabelli School of Business
Robert B. McKeon Endowed Chair in Business
Iftekhar Hasan, Gabelli School of Business
E. Gerald Corrigan, Ph.D., Chair in International Business and Finance
Sertan Kabadayi, Gabelli School of Business
Joseph Keating, S.J., Distinguished Professor in Business
James R. Lothian, Gabelli School of Business
Toppeta Family Chair in Global Financial Markets
Santiago Mejia, Gabelli School of Business
William J. Loschert Endowed Chair in Social Entrepreneurship
Michael Pirson, Gabelli School of Business
James A. F. Stoner Chair in Global Sustainability
Hye Seung (Grace) Lee, Gabelli School of Business
Edward M. Stroz and Sally Spooner Endowed Chair in Accounting
Yuan Xie, Gabelli School of Business
James Roosevelt Bayley Distinguished Professor in Business
An Yan, Gabelli School of Business
Robert Bendheim Chair in Economics and Financial Policy
Graduate School of Education
William F. Baker, Graduate School of Education
Claudio Acquaviva, S.J., Distinguished Professor in Education
Graduate School of Social Service
Shirley Gatenio Gabel, Graduate School of Social Service
Mary Ann Quaranta Chair for Social Justice for Children
Janna C. Heyman, Graduate School of Social Service
Henry C. Ravazzin Chair in Social Service
Fuhua Zhai, Graduate School of Social Service
Thea Bowman Chair in Social Research
To-Be-Announced
James R. Dumpson Chair in Child Welfare Studies
School of Law
Aditi Bagchi, School of Law
Agnes and Ignatius M. Wilkinson Chair of Law
Susan Block-Lieb, School of Law
Cooper Family Chair in Urban Legal Issues
James J. Brudney, School of Law
Joseph Crowley Chair in Labor and Employment Law
Bennett Capers, School of Law
Stanley D. and Nikki Waxberg Chair
Daniel Capra, School of Law
Philip D. Reed Chair in Civil Justice and Dispute Resolution
Nestor Davidson, School of Law
Albert A. Walsh Chair in Real Estate, Land Use, and Property Law
Deborah W. Denno, School of Law
Arthur A. McGivney Chair
Matthew Diller, School of Law
Paul Fuller Chair
John D. Feerick, School of Law
Sidney C. Norris Chair of Law in Public Service
M. S. Flaherty, School of Law
Leitner Family Chair in International Human Rights
Jennifer Gordon, School of Law
John D. Feerick Research Chair
Bruce Green, School of Law
Louis Stein Chair
Abner S. Greene, School of Law
Leonard F. Manning Distinguished Professorship
Sean J. Griffith, School of law
T. J. Maloney Chair in Business Law
James Kainen, School of Law
Brendan Moore Chair in Advocacy
Thomas H. Lee, School of Law
Leitner Family Chair in International Human Rights
Ethan J. Leib, School of Law
John D. Calamari Distinguished Professor of Law
Russell Pearce, School of Law
Edward and Marilyn Bellet Chair in Legal Ethics, Morality, and Religion
Richard Squire, School of Law
Alpin J. Cameron Chair of Law
Benjamin C. Zipursky, School of Law
James H. Quinn Chair in Legal Ethics
Fordham University
To-Be-Announced
Bacon-Kilkenny Chair
To-Be-Announced
William Hughes Mulligan Chair in International Legal Studies
Brian Dunkle, S.J., Fordham University
St. Ignatius Loyola Chair

Endowed Chairs in the News

A Question of Unity in Orthodoxy Amidst the Ukraine Crisis

A Question of Unity in Orthodoxy Amidst the Ukraine Crisis

Last year’s Russian invasion of Ukraine dramatically expanded long-festering divisions in the Orthodox Christian Church. In a lecture at the Lincoln Center campus on Monday, Oct. 30, Nadieszda Kizenko, Ph.D., will examine this problem from a historical perspective and consider how Orthodox Christianity can move forward. “What Russia’s attack on Ukraine did was expose the …

Asian American Studies Minor Launches at Fordham

Asian American Studies Minor Launches at Fordham

Fordham students will be able to minor in Asian American studies beginning this fall. The new minor will provide an interdisciplinary understanding of Asian American people and other members of the Asian diaspora, as well as a focus on Asian culture and history. The minor is part of Fordham’s new Asian American studies program, which …

Theatre Program Welcomes New Denzel Washington Chair

Theatre Program Welcomes New Denzel Washington Chair

Tonya Pinkins, a Tony-award-winning stage and screen performer, will take the helm as the next Denzel Washington Chair in Theatre this fall at Fordham College at Lincoln Center.  “We are so honored and excited to have the incomparable visionary artist Tonya Pinkins at Fordham Theatre. Her presence will have a transformational impact on the program and …

Asian American Literature: Responding to the Moment

Asian American Literature: Responding to the Moment

How did COVID-19 impact Asian American literature and Asian American lives? That was the question Professor Stephen Hong Sohn explored in his inaugural lecture as the newly installed Thomas F. X. and Theresa Mullarkey Chair in Literature. “Asian American literature always responds to the historical moment, whether it’s Japanese American incarceration, whether it’s 9/11, Asian …

Theologian Proposes Reimagining Our Place in the Natural World

Theologian Proposes Reimagining Our Place in the Natural World

In a wide-ranging lecture on March 21, Elizabeth Johnson, C.S.J., made a case for rethinking humankind’s relationship with the natural world. “We need to change from thinking that we are masters of the universe to realizing that we are siblings, or kin, with all other beings in the community of creation, loved by God,” she …

Social Work Professors Publish Study on Empowering Older Adults to Take Charge of their Health

Social Work Professors Publish Study on Empowering Older Adults to Take Charge of their Health

When we age, our ability to metabolize substances such as alcohol decreases, and the risk of improperly mixing them with medications increases. At the same time, our relationship with healthcare providers who are best equipped to warn us of these issues is often less than ideal. After seven years of working closely with a team …

At Holocaust Remembrance Event, Reimagining How to Retell a Vital Story

At Holocaust Remembrance Event, Reimagining How to Retell a Vital Story

How do you keep alive the memory of something as consequential as the Holocaust when almost everyone with firsthand knowledge of it is gone? This was the challenge that a panel of experts—together with one Holocaust survivor—addressed at Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus on Jan. 26. The event, “Remembering: Talking About the Holocaust in the 21st …

Clavius Lecture Highlights Importance of Data Science in Industries ‘From Fracking to Film’

Clavius Lecture Highlights Importance of Data Science in Industries ‘From Fracking to Film’

Using and understanding data science is essential to being successful in almost any industry—from energy to filmmaking. That’s a lesson learned firsthand by Allen Gilmer, the founder of Enverus, a leading energy industry software-as-a-service platform in Texas. “Data science is something that’s quite interesting to me … and I knew how important it was working …

Seven ‘Pioneering Women’ Recognized at the Fordham Women’s Summit

Seven ‘Pioneering Women’ Recognized at the Fordham Women’s Summit

At the sixth annual Fordham Women’s Summit, held October 19 on the Lincoln Center campus, Fordham honored seven members of the University community for their philanthropic leadership and support of students. This year’s Pioneering Women have enhanced all areas of the University, from endowed faculty chairs and student scholarships to community engagement programs, academic research, …

Kim Bepler Funds New Endowed Chair in Natural and Applied Sciences

Kim Bepler Funds New Endowed Chair in Natural and Applied Sciences

Fordham University will establish an endowed chair in the natural and applied sciences thanks to a $5 million gift from Kim Bepler, a Fordham trustee and philanthropist whose giving has had a wide-ranging impact across the University. The new chair is in addition to four others in the sciences that she and the estate of …

Denzel Washington Chair Mimi Lien on the Magic of Set Design

Denzel Washington Chair Mimi Lien on the Magic of Set Design

Mimi Lien, an award-winning set designer whose work in theater, dance, and opera has been featured on American stages and across the world, is Fordham’s Denzel Washington Endowed Chair in Theatre at Fordham this fall. Lien is the winner of a 2017 Tony Award for her set design in the musical Natasha, Pierre, & the …