Celebrating the Year of the Faculty, SMU salutes the contributions of its esteemed faculty members as inspiring educators, gifted researchers and committed University citizens. A significant contributor to faculty accomplishment is the creation of endowed faculty positions made possible by generous and farsighted donors.

Below is a list of faculty members appointed to endowed positions established during The Second Century Campaign, ordered by the years the positions were created. (The list does not include newly endowed positions for which a faculty member has not yet been appointed. For a complete list of all SMU endowed faculty positions, please visit smu.edu/facultydonors.)

David B. Miller Professor
Edwin L. Cox School of Business
Professor Gordon Walker, Ph.D.

Judge James Noel Dean and Professor
Dedman School of Law
Dean Jennifer M. Collins, J.D.

Leon Simmons Dean
Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development
Dean David J. Chard, Ph.D.

Texas Instruments Distinguished Chair in Engineering Education and Director of The Caruth Institute for Engineering Education
Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering
Professor Delores M. Etter, Ph.D.

Wendland-Cook Professor in Constructive Theology
Joe and Lois Perkins School of Theology
Professor Joerg Rieger, Ph.D.

Robert C. Womack Chair in Engineering
Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering
Professor Edmond Richer, Ph.D.

Fabacher Professor of Alternative Asset Management
Edwin L. Cox School of Business
Professor Kumar Venkataraman, Ph.D.

Bobby B. Lyle Professor of Engineering Innovation
Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering
Dean Marc P. Christensen, Ph.D.

Jerome M. Fullinwider Centennial Chair in Economic Freedom
Edwin L. Cox School of Business
Professor Robert A. Lawson, Ph.D.

Karl Kilinski, II Chair in Hellenic Visual Culture
Algur H. Meadows School of the Arts
Professor Stephanie Langin-Hooper, Ph.D.

Jeremy duQuesnay Adams Centennial Professor in Western European Medieval History
Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences
Professor Ada-Maria Kuskowski, Ph.D.

Ruth Collins Altshuler Professor and Director of the Interdisciplinary Institute at SMU
Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences
Professor Caroline B. Brettell, Ph.D.

Ruth and Kenneth Altshuler Centennial Interdisciplinary Professor in Cities, Regions and Globalization
Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences
Professor Klaus Desmet, Ph.D.

Patsy and Ray Caldwell Centennial Chair
Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development
Professor Stephanie Al Otaiba, Ph.D.

Linda P. and William A. Custard Director of the Meadows Museum and Centennial Chair
Algur H. Meadows School of the Arts
Director Mark Roglán, Ph.D.

Leah Young Fullinwider Centennial Chair in Music Performance
Algur H. Meadows School of the Arts
Professor Stefan Engels, D.M.A.

Kleinheinz Family Endowment for the Arts and Education Chair in Art History
Algur H. Meadows School of the Arts
Professor Amy Freund, Ph.D.

Bobby B. Lyle Centennial Distinguished Chair in Cyber Security
Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering
Professor Frederick R. Chang, Ph.D.

Martha Raley Peak Centennial Chair and Director of the Meadows Symphony Orchestra
Algur H. Meadows School of the Arts
Director Paul Phillips, D.M.A.

Annette and Harold Simmons Centennial Chair
Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development
Professor Michael McLendon, Ph.D.