The Office of the Provost
University of Memphis Photo
University Professorships

The Faudree, Atkins, and First Tennessee University Professorships

The University Professorships Program, a faculty rewards program designed to help the University retain its best and brightest faculty and to make an investment in people, presently includes three Professorships: The Faudree University Professorships, The Atkins University Professorships, and The First Tennessee University Professorships.

Full and associate tenured professors with ten (10) years of service at The University of Memphis are eligible for the program.  Awardees would hold University Professorships for a maximum of three years and would be ineligible for re-consideration for a minimum of three years following expiration of initial awards. Awardees would be allowed to use their allocations for salaries, travel, supplies or other expenses in any proportion they choose, as long as the total sum does not exceed the annual award amount. (The actual amount of the salary supplement and miscellaneous awards may vary slightly from year-to-year due to investment income results, but would usually be approximately $5,000 per year for full professors and $2,500 per year for associate professors).

In 2015, The Faudree University Professorships and The First Tennessee University Professorships are available. These faculty rewards programs are designed to help the University retain its best and brightest faculty and to advance the University's goal to become a first-rate urban research university. For more information on the Faudree University Professorship or the First Tennessee University Professorship, see the information below.  Also below is a list of past professorship award recipients.

Please provide the names of the individuals you would like to nominate to Judy Alford (jalford@memphis.edu) in our office by noon on Monday, February 16, 2015. 

 Faudree University Professorships

In consideration of Mr. and Mrs. Jabie Hardin's desire to demonstrate their regard and support for Dr. Ralph Faudree, past-provost for the University of Memphis, this program was established.   

Purpose:  The university-level awards programs for faculty who have made a significant contributions to its educational, research, outreach and service missions and bring national and international recognition to the University and the community, do not reach as many of the University's eligible faculty as we would like. Thus, this award was developed to augment the current programs and to help retain our best faculty.

Process:  Faculty members, department chairs or other college administrators would nominate eligible recipients.  The Provost, with input from an advisory faculty group, would select the recipient(s) of a University Professorship subject to the approval of the President of the University.

For more information about the Faudree University Professorships, click here.

To donate to the Faudree University Professorships click HERE

 

First Tennessee University Professorships

In consideration of the desire of the First Tennessee Foundation to support a University professorships program, this program was established. 

Purpose:  The university-level awards programs for faculty who have made a significant contributions to its educational, research, outreach and service missions and bring national and international recognition to the University and the community, are not extensive enough to stem the drain of talent to other institutions.  Nationally, university professorships augment other awards programs and are used to recognize and retain highly productive faculty.

Process:  Faculty members, department chairs or other college administrators would nominate eligible recipients.  The Provost, with input from an advisory faculty group, would select the recipient(s) of a University Professorship subject to the approval of the President of the University. Selection will be based upon the quality of the faculty member's teaching, research and service/outreach, with priority given to faculty contributing in all three areas.

For more information about the First Tennessee University Professorships, click here.

Professorship Award Recipients

2013

This FY we were unable to offer any new Faudree,
Atkins, or First Tennessee professorships.

2012

Robert Kozma, Mathematical Sciences (First Tenn.); Carol Crown, Art (First Tenn.); Brian Janz, Management Information Systems (First Tenn.); Ralph Faudree, Provost (Faudree Professorship)

2011

Marla Stafford, Marketing & Supply Management (First Tenn.); Gisele Goldstein, Mathematics (Faudree); Santosh Kumar, Computer Science (Faudree)

2010

Rick Bloomer, Health and Sport Sciences (Faudree); Jonathan Judaken, History (Faudree); Ken Ward, Public Health (Faudree); David Appleby, Communication (Atkins)

2009

Deborah Lowther, ICL (First Tenn.); Cary Holladay, English (First Tenn.); Pu-Qi Jiang, Music (Faudree)

2008

David Allen, Management (First Tenn.); Emin Babakus, Marketing Supply Management (First Tenn.); Eugene Buder, AUDSLP (First Tenn.); Theodore Burkey, Chemistry (First Tenn.); Roy Van Arsdale, Earth Sciences (First Tenn.); Joan Schmelz, Physics (Faudree)

2007

Albert Okunade, Economics (First Tenn.); Stanley Hyland, School of Urban Affairs & Public Policy (Faudree); Anna Kaminska, Mathematics (Faudree); Vivian Morris, Education (Faudree); Abby Parrill-Baker, Chemistry (Atkins)

2006

David Evans, School of Music (First Tenn.); Allison Graham, Communication (First Tenn.); Monika Nenon, Foreign Languages (Faudree)

2005

Gloria Baxter, Theatre & Dance (First Tenn.); Carl Halford, Electrical Engineering (First Tenn.); Don Franceschetti, Physics (Faudree)

2004

Janann Sherman, History (Atkins); Leonard Lawlor, Philosophy (Faudree); Steven J. Ross, Communication (Faudree); Steven M. Ross, Counseling, Educational Psychology and Research (Faudree)

 

Office of the Provost
The University of Memphis
360 Administration Building
Memphis, TN  38152-3370
901-678-2119 (phone)
901-678-3643 (fax)
email

 

Donate to the
Faudree University Professorships

 

Text Only | Print | Got a Question? Ask TOM | Contact Us | Memphis, TN 38152 | 901/678-2000 | Copyright 2015 University of Memphis | Important Notice | Last Updated: 
Last Updated: 1/16/15