Chairs of Excellence

The University of Memphis and the Office of the Provost are pleased to have the following faculty in Chairs of Excellence.

College of Arts and Sciences

Bornblum Chair in Judaic Studies


W. Harry Feinstone Chair in Molecular Biology

Tom Sutter

Jabie Sanford Hardin III Chair in Combinatorics

Bela Bollobas

Lillian and Morrie Moss Chair in Computer Science

Santosh Kumar

Lillian and Morrie Moss Chair in Philosophy

Shaun Gallagher

Lillian and Morrie Moss Chair in Psychology

J. Gayle Beck

School of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Plough Chair in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

D. Kimbrough Oller

Fogelman College of Business and Economics

William N. Morris Chair in International Economics

David Kemme

Robert Wang Chair in International Business

Ben Kedia

Sparks Family Chair in International Business


Sales and Marketing Executives Inc. Chair in Sales

Rajiv Grover

James T. Thompson Chair for Accounting Education


Thompson-Hill Chair in Accounting

Zabihollah "Zabi" Rezaee

Morris S. Fogelman Chair in Real Estate

Mark A. Sunderman

Wunderlich Chair in Finance

Thomas H. McInish

The University of Memphis Chair in Free Enterprise Management

Peter Wright

Federal Express Chair in Management Information Systems

William Kettinger

Fogelman Family Chair in Sustainable Real Estate in FCBE


Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management

Intercontinental Hotels Group Chair of Excellence in Hospitality

Radesh Palakurthi

College of Communication and Fine Arts

Dorothy Kayser Hohenberg Chair of Art History

Sherry Lindquist

Helen and Jabie Hardin Chair of Economics/Managerial Journalism

Otis Sanford

College of Education

Lillian and Morrie Moss Chair of Excellence in Urban Education

Beverly Cross

Herff College of Engineering

Herbert Herff Chair in Biomedical Engineering (I)


Herbert Herff Chair in Biomedical Engineering (II)

Gary Bowlin

Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law

Herbert Herff Chair in Law

Andrew J. McClurg

Loewenberg college of Nursing

William A. and Ruth F. Loewenberg Chair in Nursing

Marcy Purnell