Professorships Giving

Named in honor of significant benefactors to the college, professorships recognize faculty members who demonstrate outstanding performance in instruction, scholarship and service, while serving as a positive role model for students. Professorships are critical to attract and retain top talent in App State classrooms. Your support allows the dean to create competitive financial packages as she recruits faculty to lead Walker College programs. 

Professorship Spotlights

David A. Thompson Professorship in Applied Investments

The Thompson Professorship was established in 2016 to honor long-time Bowden Investment Group co-advisor and finance lecturer David A. Thompson. The fully endowed professorship continues the legacy of outstanding teaching and advising of the Bowden Investment Group, which provides students hands-on investment experience. Learn more.

Kenneth E. Peacock Accounting Professorship

Established in 2007, the Peacock Professorship honors Dr. Kenneth E. Peacock, the Walker College's fifth dean, App State's sixth chancellor, and namesake of business building Peacock Hall. Dr. Peacock was also a well loved accounting professor, and the Peacock Professorship is awarded to an outstanding faculty member in the Department of Accounting. Learn more.

NC Bankers Association Professorship in Banking

The Davis Professorship honors Dr. Harry M. Davis, long-time App State banking professor and North Carolina Banking Association (NCBA) economist, and his more than four decades of service to North Carolina's banking industry. The fully endowed professorship attracts and retains talent to teach, conduct research and perform service in the field of banking and finance at App State. Learn more.

Duane D. Daggett Professorship in Management

The Daggett Professorship is the first professorship established by an alumnus (M. Lee Barnes, Jr. '90). It honors Duane D. Daggett for his integrity, professionalism, outstanding guidance, business acumen and industry expertise. Dr. Daggett served as an Executive-in-Residence in the Walker College from 1986 until he left in 2000 to become president and CEO of Oakwood Homes and was mentor and teacher to hundreds. Learn more.

Receiving a Professorship

Faculty are nominated during an annual selection period. See guidelines for eligibility and selection or view current professorship holders at