Endowed and Named Chairs

Endowed and Named Chairs are faculty members with significant experience and accomplishments in their fields. Throughout their careers, they have built a network of collaborators and a robust research portfolio. Private funding for endowed chairs and grants for named chairs provides the resources they need to further their work, publish their findings, travel to conferences, and create opportunities for promising students to gain real-life research experience. The work they do helps MSU remain a competitive force among other universities and research institutions on a global scale.

For additional information about endowed chairs at Michigan State University, please email University Advancement at: univdev@msu.edu or visit givingto.msu.edu.

  • TBD
  • Food Consumer Product Ingredient Safety Endowed Chair
  • College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Adesoji Obafemi Adelaja
  • John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor
  • College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Shanker Balasubramaniam
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Engineering
  • Bruno Basso
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Wolfgang W. Bauer
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Christoph Benning
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Georg Bollen
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Stephen A. Boyd
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Federica Brandizzi
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Raymond L. Brock
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • C. Robin Buell
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Jay Pil Choi
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Social Science
  • Eli Broad College of Business
  • Andrew Jason Christlieb
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • College of Engineering
  • Darlene Clark Hine
  • John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor
  • College of Social Science
  • Christopher H. Contag
  • James and Kathleen Cornelius Chair
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Natural Science
  • College of Human Medicine
  • Shelia R. Cotten
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Communication Arts and Sciences
  • Pero Gaglo Dagbovie
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Social Science
  • Bruce E. Dale
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Engineering
  • Marcos Dantus
  • MSU Foundation Professor, University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Brad Day
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Dimitar D. Deliyski
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Communication Arts and Sciences
  • Dean DellaPenna
  • MSU Foundation Professor, University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Thomas Dietz
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Social Science
  • Lawrence T. Drzal
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Engineering
  • Diane Ebert-May
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Todd Elder
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Social Science
  • Asgerally (Asgi) Fazleabas
  • MSU Foundation Professor, University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Human Medicine
  • Robert Floden
  • Dean, College of Education
  • College of Education
  • Kenneth A. Frank
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Education
  • Thomas Glasmacher
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Brian Gulbransen
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Mary K. Hausbeck
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Roger C. Haut
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Kay E. Holekamp
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • John R. Hollenbeck
  • Eli Broad Professor of Management, University Distinguished Professor
  • Eli Broad College of Business
  • Gregg A. Howe
  • MSU Foundation Professor, University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Xuefei Huang
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Natural Science
  • Katharine C. Hunt
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Joey Walter Huston
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Anil Jain
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Engineering
  • Thomas S. Jayne
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Jiming Jiang
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Russell Johnson
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • Eli Broad College of Business
  • John B. Kaneene
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Cheryl A. Kerfeld
  • John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Christopher A. Klausmeier
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • James F. Klausner
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Engineering
  • Kelly Klump
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Social Science
  • Venkatesh Kumar Kodur
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Engineering
  • David Mark Kramer
  • John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Douglas Landis
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Michael J. Leahy
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Education
  • Richard Lenski
  • John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Elena Litchman
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Yunhao Liu
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Engineering
  • Richard E. Lucas
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Social Science
  • Tapabrata 'Taps' Maiti
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Shannon D. Manning
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Paul Francis Mantica
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Laura McCabe
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • James K. McCusker
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Beronda L. Montgomery
  • MSU Foundation Professors
  • College of Natural Science
  • David Morgan
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Human Medicine
  • David J. Morrissey
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • Facility for Rare Isotope Beams
  • College of Natural Science
  • Robert J. Myers
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Ramani Narayan
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • College of Engineering
  • Witold Nazarewicz
  • John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor
  • Facility for Rare Isotope Beams
  • Amirpouyan Nejadhashemi
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Nigel S. Paneth
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Human Medicine
  • Fang Z. Peng
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Engineering
  • Piotr Piecuch
  • MSU Foundation Professor, University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Barry R. Pittendrigh
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Hayder Radha
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Engineering
  • Quinetta Roberson
  • John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor
  • Eli Broad College of Business
  • G. Philip Robertson
  • Director, MSU Kellogg Biological Station
  • College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • College of Natural Science
  • Hendrik Schatz
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Douglas W. Schemske
  • John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Peter Schmidt
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Social Science
  • William H. Schmidt
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Education
  • Barbara L. Schneider
  • John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor, University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Education
  • Thomas D. Sharkey
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Bradley M. Sherrill
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Facility for Rare Isotope Beams
  • Cheryl L. Sisk
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Social Science
  • Sandi Smith
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Communication Arts and Sciences
  • Xiaobo Tan
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Engineering
  • Terrie Taylor
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Terrie E. Taylor
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • William W. Taylor
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • MSU Extension
  • College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Michael R. Thoennessen
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • Facility for Rare Isotope Beams
  • College of Natural Science
  • Satish S. Udpa
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Engineering
  • Alexander L. Volberg
  • MSU Foundation Professor, University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Engineering
  • Rodney T. Whitaker
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Music
  • Angela K. Wilson
  • John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor
  • College of Natural Science
  • Teresa Kaye Woodruff
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • Administrative Services
  • Jeffrey M. Wooldridge
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • College of Social Science
  • Felicia Wu
  • John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor
  • College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Yimin Xiao
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • College of Natural Science