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|