Endowed Chairs and Professorships

Having endowed faculty members strengthens the Neag School of Education’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. Endowments 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 endowed chairs and professorships were made possible by significant contributions from the late Ray Neag and his late wife, Carole — including a $1.6 million gift in 1996 and another $21 million in 1999. Read more about the Neags’ extraordinary support of the Neag School.

Endowed and Named Professors

1996 — Lynn and Ray Neag Chair of Talent Development, Del Siegle

2011 — Letitia Neag Morgan Chair for Educational Psychology, Sally Reis

2012 — Neag Endowed Professor of Educational Leadership, Richard L. Schwab

2013 — Neag Endowed Professorship, Suzanne Wilson

2016 — Neag Endowed Professor of Educational Policy, Casey Cobb

2019 — John and Maria Neag Professor of Urban Education, Preston Green III

2020 — Neag Professor, Sandra M. Chafouleas

2021 — Philip E. Austin Endowed Chair, Morgaen L. Donaldson