Endowed Chairs and Professorships

An endowed chair is a perquisite, not including base salary for the academic year, supported by income from an endowed fund established by gift or gifts from private sources.

Endowed Chairs are appointed consistent with the terms of the endowment.

Administrative endowed chair positions are marked with an asterisk (*).

For questions about the list of current endowed chairs and professorships or the appointment and review process, please contact Nancy Vongsawat at nkvongsa@uci.edu.
Daniel G. Aldrich, Jr. ChairVacantAldrich
Allergan Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology Vladimir Kefalov, Professor of Ophthalmology and Physiology and BiophysicsAllergan1
Nicolaos G. and Sue Curtis Alexopoulos Presidential Chair in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science*Athina Markopoulou, Professor Electrical Engineering and Computer ScienceAlexopoulos
Archstone Foundation Endowed Chair in Geriatric HealthcareVacantArchstone
Louise Turner Arnold Chair in NeurosciencesDaniele Piomelli, Professor of Anatomy & Neurobiology, Biological Chemistry, and PharmacologyArnold
Howard Baskerville Professor of HumanitiesNasrin Rahimieh, Professor of Comparative LiteratureBaskerville
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Chair in Laser BiomedicineVacantBeckman
Endowed Chair as Dean of the School of Biological Sciences* Frank LaFerla, Dean of the School of Biological Sciences and Professor of Neurobiology and BehaviorBioSci
Grace Beekhuis Bell Chair in Biological ChemistryWei Li, Professor of Biological ChemistryBell
Warren L. Bostick Chair in PathologyEdwin Monuki, Chair and Professor of Pathology and Laboratory MedicineBostick
Donald Bren ProfessorLeslie Thompson, Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior and Neurobiology and BehaviorBren1
Donald Bren ProfessorEric Rignot, Professor of Earth System ScienceBren2
Donald Bren ProfessorArthur Lander, Professor of Developmental and Cell BiologyBren3
Donald Bren ProfessorWilson Ho, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, and of ChemistryBren4
Donald Bren ProfessorSteven Frank, Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary BiologyBren5
Donald Bren ProfessorKrzysztof Palczewski, Professor of OphthalmologyBren6
Donald Bren ProfessorTallie Z. Baram, Professor of PediatricsBren7
Donald Bren ProfessorSheldon Greenfield, Professor of MedicineBren8
Donald Bren ProfessorAnthony James, Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and Molecular Biology and BiochemistryBren9
Donald Bren Professor in Information & Computer SciencesVacantBren9a
Donald Bren Professor in Information & Computer SciencesVacantBren9b
Donald Bren Professor in Information & Computer SciencesVacantBren9c
Donald Bren Professor in Information & Computer SciencesMichael J. Carey, Professor of Computer Science Bren9d
Thomas and Mary Cesario Endowed Chair in Medicine*Alpesh N. Amin, Professor and Chair, Department of MedicineCesario
Chao Family Endowed Director’s Chair in Cancer Research and Treatment*Richard Van Etten, Professor of MedicineChao1
Chao Family Endowed Chair for Cancer Clinical Science*Warren Chow, Professor of MedicineChao2
Jerry D. Choate Endowed Chair in Urologic Oncology*VacantChoate1
Jerry D. Choate Presidential Chair in Urology Tissue EngineeringJoshua Mauney, Professor of Urology and Biomedical EngineeringChoate2
Ralph J. and Carol M. Cicerone Chair in Earth System ScienceJames Randerson, Professor of Earth System ScienceCicerone
Ralph V. Clayman Endowed Chair in EndourologyRalph V. Clayman, Professor of UrologyClayman
Conexant-Broadcom Endowed Chair*Hamid Jafarkhani, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer ScienceConexant
Bruce F. Connell Endowed Chair in Plastic Surgery*Gregory Evans, Professor and Chair of Plastic SurgeryConnell
John E. Connolly Chair in Surgery*Ninh Tuan Nguyen, Professor and Chair of SurgeryConnolly
Dean's Leadership Circle Endowed ProfessorshipVacantDean Circle
Endowed Chair in Developmental & Cell Biology* Kavita Arora, Professor and Chair of Developmental and Cell BiologyDev
Philip J. Di Saia, M.D., Prestigious Chair in Gynecologic OncologyKrishnansu Tewari, Professor of Obstetrics and GynecologyDi
Edward A. Dickson Emeriti ProfessorshipEllen Olshansky, Professor EmeritusDickson1
Edward A. Dickson Emeriti ProfessorshipVacantDickson2
Lawrence K. Dodge Endowed Chair in Integrative BiologyVacantDodge
Suzanne Dykema Endowed Chair in Pancreatic Cancer David Imagawa, Professor of Clinical SurgeryDykema
Endowed Chair in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology*Travis Huxman, Professor and Chair of Ecology and Evolutionary BiologyEco
Edwards Lifesciences Endowed Professor*Naomi Chesler, Professor of Biomedical EngineeringEdwards
Falmagne Endowed Chair in Mathematical Psychology and Cognitive Sciences Zygmunt Pizlo, Professor of Cognitive SciencesFalmagne1
Falmagne Endowed Chair in Mathematical Psychology and Cognitive Sciences Jeffrey Rouder, Professor of Cognitive SciencesFalmagne2
Falmagne Endowed Chair in Applied Mathematics VacantFalmagne3
Ferdowsi Presidential Chair in Zoroastrian StudiesVacantFerdowsi
Gatten-Guyton Endowed Chair in Otolaryngology VacantGatten-Guyton
Walter B. Gerken Chair in Enterprise and SocietyRajeev Tyagi, Professor of MarketingGerken
Gilly Family Endowed Chair in MarketingVacantGilly
Sudhir Gupta, M.D., Ph.D. Endowed Chair in Molecular ImmunologyVacantGupta
Hasso Brothers Endowed Chair in Radiological Sciences*Vahid Yaghmai, Professor and Chair, Department of Radiological SciencesHasso
Clifford S. Heinz ChairStergios Skaperdas, Professor of EconomicsHeinz
Roger W. and Janice M. Johnson Chair in Civic Governance and Public ManagementMartha Feldman, Professor of Social Ecology, Management, and SociologyJohnson
Fred Kavli Chair in Earth System ScienceEllen Druffel, Professor of Earth System ScienceKavli
Robert A. and Barbara L. Kleist Chair in InformaticsGillian Hayes, Professor of InformaticsKleist
Vincent and Anna Kong Chair in Gastrointestinal Endoscopic OncologyKenneth Chang, Professor of Clinical MedicineKong1
Kure It Cancer Research Endowed Chair in Genitourinary Oncology ResearchVacantKure
Jaime Landman, M.D. Endowed Chair in Urologic Surgical Oncology Jaime Landman, Professor of UrologyLandman
Irving H. Leopold Chair in OphthalmologyKrzysztof Palczewski, Professor of OphthalmologyLeopold
Carla Liggett and Arthur S. Liggett, M.D. Endowed Chair, in Honor of Frank M. LaFerlaVacantLiggett
William J. Link Chair in Biomedical Engineering*Zoran Nenadic, Professor of Biomedical EngineeringLink
John S. and Marilyn Long Chair in U.S.—China Business and LawJi Li, Professor of LawLong
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Chair in Digital Media and LearningMizuko Ito, Professor of InformaticsMacArthur
Mohannad and Rana Malas Chair in Islamic Legal StudiesDana Lee, Professor of LawMalas
Dorothy J. Marsh Chair in Reproductive BiologyVacantMarsh
Della Martin Chair in PsychiatryWilliam E. Bunney, Jr., UCI Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior and PharmacologyMartin
Maseeh Chair in Persian Studies and Culture*Touraj Daryaee, Director of the Samuel M. Jordan Center for Persian Studies and Culture, and Professor of HistoryMaseeh1
Maseeh Professor in Persian Performing ArtsHossein Omoumi, Professor of MusicMaseeh2
James L. McGaugh Chair in the Neurobiology of Learning and MemoryMichael A. Yassa, Professor of Neurobiology and BehaviorMcGaugh
Endowed Chair in Medical HumanitiesJuliet McMullin, Professor of Family MedicineMedicalHum
Meghrouni Family Presidential Chair in Armenian StudiesHouri Berberian, Professor of HistoryMeghrouni
Abraham I. Melden Chair in Moral PhilosophyMargaret Gilbert, Professor of PhilosophyMelden
Paul Merage Chair in Business Growth VacantMerage1
Paul Merage Chair in Business GrowthTerrence Shevlin, Professor of AccountingMerage2
Paul Merage Chair in Business Growth VacantMerage3
Paul Merage Chair in Business GrowthVacantMerage4
Paul Merage Chair in Business Growth VacantMerage5
Microsemi Presidential Chair in Electrical Engineering VacantMicrosemi1
UCI MIND Endowed Chair in Alzheimer's Disease ResearchDavid Sultzer, Professor of Psychiatry and Human BehaviorMind1
Elahe Omidyar Mir-Djalali Presidential Chair in Art History and Archaeology of Ancient IranMatthew Canepa, Professor of Art HistoryMir1
Endowed Chair in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry*Celia Goulding, Professor and Chair of Molecular Biology and BiochemistryMolecular
Eric L. and Lila D. Nelson Chair in NeuropharmacologyOlivier Civelli, Professor of Pharmaceutical SciencesNelson
Endowed Chair in Neurobiology and Behavior* Marcelo Wood, Professor of Neurobiology and BehaviorNeuro
Stacey Nicholas Dean of Engineering*Magnus Egerstedt, Dean, The Henry Samueli School of EngineeringNicholas
Stacey Nicholas Endowed Chair for Diversity in Engineering EducationVacantNicholas2
Stacey Nicholas Endowed Chair in Environmental EducationVacantNicholas3
Nichols Term Chair in NeuroscienceClaudia Kawas, Professor of Neurology, and Neurobiology & Behavior Nichols
Shri Parshvanath Presidential Chair in Jain StudiesBrianne Donaldson, Professor of Religious StudiesParshvanath
Jack W. Peltason Endowed Chair Bernard Grofman, Professor of Political Science Peltason
Raymond Pryke Endowed Chair in First Amendment LawVacantPryke
Edward J. Quilligan Administrative Chair in Obstetrics and Gynecology*Robert E. Bristow, Professor of Obstetrics and GynecologyQuilligan
The Robert and Marjorie Rawlins Chair in Music*Stephen Tucker, Chair and Professor of MusicRawlins
Ronald W. Reagan Endowed Chair in Geriatrics*Lisa Gibbs, Chief of the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology and Professor of Family MedicineReagan
Reeve-Irvine Chair in Spinal Cord Injury ResearchOswald Steward, Director of the Reeve-Irvine Research Center and
Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology, and Neurobiology and Behavior
Chair in Rhetoric and CommunicationVirginia Jackson, Professor of EnglishRhetoric
Norman Rostoker Endowed Chair in Applied PhysicsToshiki Tajima, Professor of Physics and AstronomyRostoker
Dhan Kaur Sahota Presidential Chair in Sikh StudiesAnneeth Hundle, Professor of AnthropologySahota1
Hamoui Salous Endowed Chair in Thoracic Oncology ResearchVacantSalous
Henry Samueli Chair in Engineering Kyriacos Athanasiou, Professor of Biomedical EngineeringSamueli1
Henry Samueli Chair in Engineering Efi Foufoula-Georgiou, Professor of Civil and Environmental EngineeringSamueli2
Henry Samueli "Turing" Chair in Computer EngineeringVacantSamueli3
Henry Samueli Endowed Chair in Electrical EngineeringVacantSamueli4
Henry Samueli Endowed Chair in EngineeringH. Kumar Wickramasinghe, Professor Electrical Engineering and Computer ScienceSamueli6
Henry Samueli Endowed Chair in EngineeringVacantSamueli7
Henry Samueli Endowed Chair in EngineeringXiaoqing Pan, Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, and Professor of Physics and AstronomySamueli8
Susan and Henry Samueli Endowed Chair in Integrative HealthKaren Lindsay, Professor of PediatricsSamueli9
Susan and Henry Samueli Endowed Chair in Integrative HealthVacantSamueli10
Susan and Henry Samueli Endowed Chair in Integrative HealthVacantSamueli11
Susan and Henry Samueli Endowed Chair in Integrative HealthVacantSamueli12
Susan and Henry Samueli Executive Director’s ChairVacantSamueli13
Susan Samueli Chair in Integrative Medicine*Shaista Malik, Director of the Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine, and Professor of MedicineSamueli14
Walter R. Schmid Chair in Pediatric UrologyAntoine Khoury, Professor of UrologySchmid
Howard A. Schneiderman Endowed Chair in the School of Biological SciencesKathleen Treseder, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary BiologySchneiderman
Danette "Dee Dee" Shepard Chair in Neurological StudiesTallie Z. Baram, Professor of Pediatrics, Neurology, and Anatomy and NeurobiologyShepard
Gerald B. Sinykin, M.D. Chair in Family Medicine*Cynthia Haq, Chair and Professor of Family MedicineSinykin
Jack H. Skirball Endowed ChairJames Jester, Professor of OpthalmologySkirball
The Ted and Janice Smith Family Foundation Endowed Chair in Information and Computer Science*Marios Papaefthymiou, Dean and Professor of Computer SciencesSmith
Robert R. Sprague Chair in Brain ImagingVacantSprague
Steckler Endowed Chair in Information and Computer ScienceJames Paul Dourish,
Professor of Informatics
Roger F. Steinert, MD, Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology*Baruch Kuppermann, Chair and Professor of OphthalmologySteinert
Ralph and Sue Stern Endowed Chair in Genitourinary Medical OncologyVacantStern
Taco Bell Chair in Information Technology ManagementVijay Gurbaxani, Professor of Information SystemsTaco
Teller Family Chair in Jewish HistoryMatthias Lehmann, Professor of HistoryTeller
Edward and Vivian Thorp Chair in MathematicsVacantThorp
Thomas T. and Elizabeth C. Tierney Chair in Peace StudiesEtel Solingen, Professor of Political ScienceTierney
Claire Trevor ProfessorVacantTrevor 1
Claire Trevor ProfessorBryan Reynolds, Professor of DramaTrevor 2
Claire Trevor ProfessorDaniel Joseph Martinez, Professor of ArtTrevor 3
Claire Trevor Endowment for the Dean of the Claire Trevor School of the Arts*Tiffany Lopez, Dean Claire Trevor School of the ArtsTrevor 4
Fong and Jean Tsai Chair in Women's Imaging*VacantTsai
UC Presidential ChairOladele Ogunseitan, Professor of Public HealthUC
UCI Excellence in Teaching Chair in Mathematics Richard Schoen, Professor of MathematicsUCI Exc
Chair in Urologic OncologyThomas Ahlering, Professor of UrologyUrologic
Dr. Stanley van den Noort Endowed Chair*Claire Henchcliffe, Professor and Chair of Neurologyvan
Drew, Chace and Erin Warmington Chair in the Social Ecology of Peace and International CooperationScott Bollens, Professor of Urban Planning and Public PolicyWarmington
John Wayne Cancer Foundation Endowed Chair in Surgical Oncology*Maheswari Senthil, Professor of SurgeryWayne

Comments are closed.