Dunavant Professorships are endowed by a generous gift from William Dunavant. The College of Arts and Sciences awards one to four professorships annually. Awardees receive $5,000 per year for three years to support their research programs. Since 1999, twenty-nine Dunavant Professorships have been awarded.
- Robert Blanton, Political Science and International Studies
- John Haddock, Mathematical Studies
- Jonathan Judaken, History and Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities
Additional information on the Dunavant University Professorships along with past recipients can be found at: web0.memphis.edu/cas/dunavant.htm