Recognized Centers and Chairs of Excellence

The University of Memphis has been designated by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission as a location for centers and chairs of excellence. The units listed below receive special funding by the state in recognition of their status.

Centers of Excellence

Center for Applied Psychological Research
Center for Earthquake Research and Information (CERI)
Center for Research in Educational Policy
Center for Research Initiatives and Strategies for the Communicatively Impaired
Center of Excellence in Egyptian Art and Archaeology

Chairs of Excellence

Arthur Andersen and Company Alumni Chair in Accounting
Bornblum Chair in Judaic Studies
Federal Express Chair in Management Information Systems
W. Harry Feinstone Chair in Molecular Biology
Morris S. Fogelman Chair in Real Estate
Helen and Jabie Hardin Chair of Economics/Managerial Journalism
Jabie Sanford Hardin III Chair in Combinatorics
Herbert Herff Chairs in Biomedical Engineering I and II
Herbert Herff Chair in Law
Dorothy K. Hohenberg Chair in Art History
William A. and Ruth F. Loewenberg Chair in Nursing
Plough Chair of Excellence in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
William M. Morris Chair in International Economics
Lillian and Morrie Moss Chair in English
Lillian and Morrie Moss Chair in Philosophy
Lillian and Morrie Moss Chair in Psychology
Lillian and Morrie Moss Chair in Urban Education
Sales and Marketing Executives, Inc. Chair in Sales
Sparks Family Chair in International Business
Thompson-Hill Chair in Accounting
University of Memphis Chair in Free Enterprise Management
Robert Wang Chair in International Business
Wunderlich Chair in Finance
Chair of Excellence for Fogelman Family
Chair of Excellence in Sustainable Real Estate in Fogelman College of Business and Economics