Endowed Chairs and Professorships

Having endowed faculty members strengthens the Neag School’s ability to contribute to the advancement of education, as well as provides students with access to leaders in the field. Creating endowed positions is also a key aspect of the Neag School’s strategic plan. Endowed chair and professorship positions help attract established scholars who have more time to conduct research. Endowments also allow faculty more freedom to follow their own course of research, rather than being bound by the parameters of a grant.

The Neag School’s four endowed chairs and four endowed professorships were made possible by significant contributions from Ray and Carole Neag—including a $1.6 million gift in 1996 and another $21 million in 1999—along with generous support from John and Carla Klein in 2011.

 

Endowed Faculty Members

1996 Lynn and Ray Neag Chair of Talent Development 
Dr. Joseph Renzulli
2000 John and Maria Neag Chair in Literacy and Technology Dr. Donald J. Leu, Jr.
2005 Carole J. Neag Chair in Special Education Dr. George Sugai
2011 Letitia Neag Morgan Chair for Educational Psychology Dr. Sally Reis
2012 Neag Endowed Professor of Educational Leadership Dr. Richard L. Schwab
2013 Neag Endowed Professorship Dr. Suzanne Wilson
2013 John and Carla Klein Professor of Urban Education Dr. Preston Green III
2016 Neag Endowed Professor of Educational Policy Dr. Casey Cobb