Professorships

Endowed Professorships

Named in honor of significant benefactors to the college, each professorship recognizes a faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding performance in instruction, scholarship and service, while serving as a positive role model for students. Recipients receive a salary stipend to further advance their work and, in most cases, retain the professorship for a  specific number of years. 

Current Holders

Alfred Adams Banking Professorship
Chris McNeil
Finance, Banking & Insurance

L.M. (Bud) Baker, Jr. Professorship
Partners in Excellence
 Lakshmi Iyer
 Computer Information Systems

Beroth Oil – Four Brothers Professorship
Partners in Excellence
John Whitehead
Economics

Harlan E. Boyles Professorship
Partners in Excellence
Tracy Reed
Accounting 

David A. Thompson Professorship in Applied Investments
Delbert Goff
Finance, Banking & Insurance

Duane D. Daggett Professorship in Management
Partners in Excellence
Mark Lewis
Management 

Dean’s Club Professorship
Partners in Excellence
Pia Albinsson, Marketing & Supply Chain Management
Joseph Cazier, Computer Information Systems
Heather Dixon-Fowler, Management
Tammy Kowalczyk, Accounting
Ash Morgan, Economics
Rachel Shinnar, Management

Dean’s Club Ethics Fellow
Partners in Excellence
Leigh Dunston
Finance, Banking & Insurance 

Freeman Insurance Professorship
Lori Medders
Finance, Banking & Insurance 

John W. Guffey, Jr. Professorship
Partners in Excellence
Bonnie Guy
Marketing & Supply Chain Management

Governor James E. Holshouser, Jr. Distinguished Professorship in Ethics
Jim Westerman
Management 

Independent Insurance Agents of NC Insurance Professorship
Dave Marlett
Finance, Banking & Insurance 

Kenneth E. Peacock Accounting Professorship
Tim Forsyth
Accounting 

NC Bankers Professorship
Harry Davis
Finance, Banking & Insurance 

Eligibility and Selection

Eligibility

  • Only tenure-track faculty within the College of Business are eligible to receive a professorship.
  • Only one professorship may be held at any given time, but past recipients may be eligible for other professorships.
  • A recipient will retain a specified professorship for a period of two years, renewable for a maximum four years total. The two-year terms may be consecutive.
  • A recipient will receive a salary supplement equal to the payout allowed on the endowment for the professorship. The recipient may request that some of the total be paid for work-related expenses instead of the salary supplement. The recipient will receive other state allocated salary increases earned without regard to the salary supplement. (The total supplement is projected to be $4,000 per year.)

Selection Process

  • The Dean of the College of Business will solicit nominations prior to the fiscal year in which a professorship will become open. Self-nomination is not encouraged.
  • The Dean is encouraged to consult with various College constituencies in selecting a recipient of a professorship, but a selection committee is not recommended. 
  • The Dean may select someone who is not nominated.
  • The Dean will decide the recipients of open professorships for the following year by the close of the spring semester.

Selection Criteria

  • A recipient must have a demonstrated record of outstanding performance in instruction, scholarship, or service, and a record of performance in all three of these areas which meet expectations.
  • A recipient must have a record of representing the College well and serving as a positive role model for students.

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