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Endowed Professorships - Interdisciplinary

Name of Professorship

Appointment Date

Current Holder

Description

Magale Professorships (1-3)

2010-

Christy Wrenn
Vita

Funded in 1996, these professorships provide coordination of campus technology and library functions in support of extensive academic content access.

Magale Professorships (4-5)

2010-

Scott Merritt
Vita

Funded in 1996, these professorships provide coordination of campus technology and library functions in support of extensive academic content access.

Rea J. Fox Memorial Endowed Professorship

Spring 2003

John Shimon & Julie Lindemann

Funded in 1993, the Rea J. Fox Distinguished Professorship in Creative Arts and Letters brings to Centenary for a brief residency a person of national prominence in creative writing and the fine arts. During their four weeks at Centenary in spring 2003, they will teach a course on photographic narrative and meet informally with students and faculty.

Rea J. Fox Memorial Endowed Professorship

Spring 2006

Walter Schoen (vita)

Funded in 1993, the Rea J. Fox Distinguished Professorship in Creative Arts and Letters brings to Centenary for a brief residency a person of national prominence in creative writing and the fine arts. Professor Schoen will direct Jeffrey Kallenberg's new play at the Marjorie Lyons Playhouse and give master's class to Centenary Students.

Centenary Research Professorship in Leadership #1-5

Fall 2003

Kenneth Schwab (vita)

Funded in 1998, the professorship provided funds for speakers from around the country to lecture students on the characteristics and values of being a leader.

Attaway Professorship in Civic Culture #1

Spring 2012

David Barnouw & Elma Verhey

DAVID BARNOUW is currently the premiere scholar on Anne Frank, and head archivist and critical editor of her surviving writings. He holds an appointment at the Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

ELMA VERHEY is a high profile journalist in the Netherlands. From 1979-2005 she was editor for the _Vrij Nederland_ (Free Netherlands), a weekly founded as a clandestine paper during the German Occupation.

Funded in 2001, this professorship will bring 2 leading Dutch intellectuals to campus for a week of public speaking engagements and work with the students. They will also work with local 6-12 grade teachers who teach Holocaust and provide their students access to the professionals.

Attaway Professorship in Civic Culture #2

Spring 2012

David Barnouw & Elma Verhey

See above.

Attaway Professorship in Civic Culture #3

Spring 2012

Dr. Stephen Post

Stephen Post will be our guest. Dr. Post directs Stony Brook University's Center for the Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics. He's an award-winning public speaker, a pioneer in the study of ethical issues in the care of persons with dementia and other cognitive disabilities, and he writes a blog for Psychology Today called "The Joy of Giving." Dr. Post will participate in "The Forum," a conversation on religiosity and happiness and will visit philosophy classes, especially Dr. Ciocchetti’s interdisciplinary study of atheism.

Attaway Professorship in Civic Culture #4

Fall 2011

David Amram

David Amram, a world-renowned composer, conductor, and musician, will be visiting the campus as an Attaway Fellow from Sept. 18 through Sept. 25. Amram will participate in public performances and interact with students in classes such as music history, American art history and film history.

David Amram has composed more than 100 orchestral and chamber music works, and written many scores for Broadway theatre and film. He is also a pioneer player of jazz French horn as well as a virtuoso on piano, flutes and whistles, percussion, and dozens of folkloric instruments from 25 countries. He is the author of three books, and the subject of the documentary, David Amram: The First 80 Years.

Attaway Professorship in Civic Culture #5

Fall 2011

David Amram

See above.

Attaway Professorship in Civic Culture #6

Fall 2011

Niamah Fuller

Funded in 2001, Thisprofessorship will sponsor a visit by Naimah Fuller is a media artist and independent filmmaker. She was born in a small rural town in Georgia. Her fascination with all things cinematic comes naturally; her father, grandfather, and great-grandfather were all photographers. Naimah attended Arts & Crafts Institute in Detroit, Michigan where she majored in commercial photography. After art school, she arrived in New York City and began studying filmmaking at the Studio Museum in Harlem. After four years of working on movie sets, Naimah was offered an opportunity to begin a completely new career path at WABC-TV in New York City, where she began her career in broadcast journalism. Her seven years working as a producer-writer at WABC-TV, prepared Naimah for her career as an independent filmmaker.

Ms. Fuller will screen her film “Home – The Great Migration of the 21st Century” and join a reception with students and community members after the screening.

Attaway Professorship in Civic Culture #7

Fall 2011

Mahjabeen Rafiuddin

Funded in 2001, this profesorship will fund Ms. Rafiuddin's visit. Mahjabeen Rafiuddin is the Director of Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) at Rollins College. Prior to Rollins, Mahjabeen served as the Director for Student Diversity Engagement at the University of Kentucky. She received four major awards for her service. One is the “Drum Major for Peace Award”, sponsored by the Lexington Commission on Race Relations.

During her convocation, Ms. Rafiuddin will discuss diversity trends in the nation, and specifically focus on race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, etc. Ms. Rafiuddin will also do a Safe Zone Train-the-Trainer workshop on Friday night, Nov. 11 and all day, Sat., Nov. 12. We will invite specific leaders from students, faculty and staff who are interested in learning more about the issues facing our LGBT community. These leaders will be able to train other groups on campus after the workshop. The workshop will include tools to have difficult conversations and deal with unique situations in a variety of campus situations.

Attaway Professorship in Civic Culture #8

Fall 2011

Mahjabeen Rafiuddin

See above.

Attaway Professorship in Civic Culture #9

Spring 2009

AP Tureaud, Jr.,

Funded in 2001, this professorship will allow Professor Tureaud to be our key note speaker for the Martin Luther King Day Convocation on January 20; screen a documentary of his father with students and facilitate a discussion of the documentary the evening of Jan. 20, and visit with numerous classes and a forum on civil rights. AP Tureaud, Jr., the son of prominent civil rights leader AP Tureaud, Sr., was first black student to attend LSU after he sued the university for admittance. However, he was subsequently kicked out due to a technicality of the district court decision. When allowed to return to LSU, he declined and graduated from Xavier University in 1957. Mr. Tureaud also received his master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling from Columbia University in 1958. Mr. Tureaud was the Director of Special Education in the White Plains School District for 26 years. He has also served as an adjunct professor at several institutions, and studied special education in West Africa, England, Spain and France. Mr. Tureaud has been an advocate for the disabled at state, regional and national levels. He is currently an educational consultant, artist and author.

Attaway Professorship in Civic Culture #10

Spring 2009

Stanley Hauerwas

Funded in 2001, the professorship will allow Dr. Hauerwas to be the keynote speaker for the Christian Leadership Center (CLC) annual fundraiser on Sunday, February 15; offer another talk free and open to the public on Monday evening, February 16; visit student classes and join a gathering of students interested in Duke Divinity School. He was named "America’s Best Theologian" by Time magazine in 2001. Dr. Hauerwas, who holds a joint appointment in Duke Law School, delivered the prestigious Gifford Lectureship at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland in 2001. His book, "A Community of Character: Toward a Constructive Christian Social Ethic," was selected as one of the 100 most important books on religion of the 20th century. Dr. Hauerwas recently authored “Matthew: Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible,” (Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, 2006) and “The State of the University: Academic Knowledges and the Knowledge of God,” (Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2007).

C.M. Hutchinson Professorship for Outstanding Scholarship

2008-2011

Lisa Nicoletti
(vita)

Funded in Summer 2002, this professorship will allow Dr. Nicoletti, Associate Professor of Visual Studies, to begin a project examining regional murals from the 1930s and 1940s, especially public frescoes created in Louisiana under Federal arts projects.

J. Hugh Watson Endowed Professorship

2008-2012

Dr. Helen Sikes
(Vita)

Funded in July 2004, the professorship will provide funding for Professor Sikes to further her research agenda in the area of executive compensation. Corporate misconduct includes the activities of insider trading and participation in “financial accounting irregularities.” For the years 2003-2005, all employee executive instances of insider trading and accounting irregularities pursued by SEC litigation are identified along with the accused employee’s executive compensation. The study group of wrongdoers is compared to a group of non-accused firms with their employee executive compensation compared to average compensation levels grouped by firm size and industry to examine differences in compensation. The study presents meaningful information that employees who are accused of this type of wrongdoing are, on average, significantly underpaid compared to their industry peers. The importance of this work is its focus on the existence of options in the executive pay structure, a popular compensation tool not previously addressed.

John Spencer and Virginia Doyle Hardy Professorship

2008-2011

Drs. Scott Chirhart
(Vita)
and Joshua Lawrence
(Vita)

Funded in October, 2005, the professorship will allow Drs. Chirhart and Lawrence to pursue collaborative research with undergraduate students. Their research group will synthesize new organometallic compounds and assay them for membrane permeability. If successful, these studies could lead to new techniques for drug delivery.

George D. Nelson, Sr. Endowed Professorship

2008-2009

Vacant

Funded in 2006, the professorship will be awarded to eligible faculty in any discipline and will be judged on the merit of a proposed project. The professorship will be for a term of two years with possibility of renewal.

Rose and Louis Van Thyn Board of Regents Endowed Professorship

2011-2012

Funded in 2009, the College provides education opportunities to its students and to the surrounding community, with a goal of teaching the history of the Holocaust, and how to recognize signs of intolerance and provide a means for preventing prejudice and hatred.

Centenary College in partnership with the Van Thyn Lecture Series will commemorate the sixty-seventh anniversary of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp liberation Friday, January 27. The all-day event will honor the memory of local survivors Dr. Rose and Louis Van Thyn and feature a continuous screening of their video testimonies on their struggles during the Holocaust. The screening is free and open to the public and visitors may stop in throughout the day.

Last updated January 30, 2012.