ENDOWED PROFESSORSHIPS

FACULTY WHO EXCEL IN THEIR ROLES AS INSTIGATORS AND CATALYSTS

PROJECT GOAL
$20 Million

Boundless: The Campaign for Muhlenberg will add 10 endowed professorships to further enhance Muhlenberg’s already exceptional faculty. Embracing the College’s unique approach to liberal arts instruction, these distinguished faculty will serve as mentors who enable students to transcend boundaries and realize their true potential.

Boundless: The Campaign for Muhlenberg will add 10 endowed professorships to further enhance Muhlenberg’s already exceptional faculty. Embracing the College’s unique approach to liberal arts instruction, these distinguished faculty will serve as mentors and catalysts who enable students to transcend boundaries and realize their true potential.

FACULTY: THE LIFEBLOOD OF ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

Undeniably, Muhlenberg’s faculty is essential to creating leaders prepared to address the world’s most pressing challenges. Hiring prominent faculty offers a tremendous return on investment. Highly sought-after endowed professorships are a tool that allows the College to recruit and retain leading faculty. Currently, six endowed professorships exist at Muhlenberg because of generous donors.

A DRIVER OF INNOVATION AND RESEARCH

Fueled by philanthropic endowments that produce a steady stream of annual support, endowed professorships allow faculty to pursue research interests, refine and enhance teaching skills, and build bridges across academic disciplines. Faculty who are thought leaders in their fields foster innovation in teaching and further enhance Muhlenberg’s student experience through their instruction and mentorship.

BOUNDLESS BENEFIT

An increase in the number of Muhlenberg’s endowed professorships is imperative to build academic strength and intellectual diversity. The Boundless campaign will secure $20 million for 10 endowed professorships in key academic areas, each named in perpetuity in honor of the benefactor.

This initiative will elevate the College’s academic standing, positioning us to push the boundaries of academic reputation, ensuring excellence today and for generations to come.

CURRENT ENDOWED PROFESSORSHIPS

Dr. Michael Carbone*
The Isaac Miles Wright Professorship of Education

Dr. Daniel Klem
Sarkis Acopian Professor of Ornithology and Conservation Biology

Dr. Joan Marx ’77*
The John and Fannie Saeger Chair of Comparative Literature

Dr. Linda McGuire
The Truman L. Koehler ’24 Professor in Mathematics

Dr. Rich Niesenbaum
Joseph and Rita Scheller Chair, RJ Fellows Program

Dr. Jeremy Alden Tessiere
The Stanley Road Endowed Chair in Neuroscience

*retired as of May 2021

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