Endowed Chairs and Professorships

An endowed chair is a perquisite, not including base salary for the academic year, supported by income from an endowed fund established by gift or gifts from private sources.

Endowed Chairs are appointed consistent with the terms of the endowment.

Current Endowed Chairs and Professorships


Daniel G. Aldrich, Jr. ChairFrank L. Meyskens, Jr., Professor of Medicine, Biological Chemistry, and Public HealthAldrich
Nicolaos G. and Sue Curtis Alexopoulos Presidential Chair in Electrical Engineering and Computer ScienceH. Kumar Wickramasinghe, Professor Electrical Engineering and Computer ScienceAlexopoulos
Louise Turner Arnold Chair in the NeurosciencesDaniele Piomelli, Professor of Anatomy & Neurobiology, Biological Chemistry, and PharmacologyArnold
Howard Baskerville Professor of HumanitiesNasrin Rahimieh, Professor of Comparative LiteratureBaskerville
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Chair in Laser BiomedicineMichael W. Berns, Professor of Surgery, Developmental and Cell Biology,
Biomedical Engineering, Ophthalmology, Radiology and Management
Endowed Chair as Dean of the School of Biological Sciences Frank LaFerla, Dean of the School of Biological Sciences and Professor of Neurobiology and BehaviorBioSci
Grace Beekhuis Bell Chair in Biological ChemistrySuzanne B. Sandmeyer, Professor of Biological ChemistryBell
Warren L. Bostick Chair in PathologyEdwin Monuki, Chair and Professor of Pathology and Laboratory MedicineBostick
Donald Bren ProfessorVacantBren1
Donald Bren ProfessorEric Rignot, Professor of Earth System ScienceBren2
Donald Bren ProfessorArthur Lander, Professor of Developmental and Cell BiologyBren3
Donald Bren ProfessorWilson Ho, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, and of ChemistryBren4
Donald Bren ProfessorSteven Frank, Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary BiologyBren5
Donald Bren ProfessorPaolo Sassone-Corsi, Professor of PharmacologyBren6
Donald Bren ProfessorVacantBren7
Donald Bren ProfessorSheldon Greenfield, Professor of MedicineBren8
Donald Bren ProfessorAnthony James, Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and Molecular Biology and BiochemistryBren9
Donald Bren Professor in Information & Computer Sciences Ramesh Jain, Professor of Computer Science Bren9a
Donald Bren Professor in Information & Computer SciencesGeoffrey Bowker, Professor of InformaticsBren9b
Donald Bren Professor in Information & Computer SciencesVacantBren9c
Donald Bren Professor in Information & Computer SciencesMichael J. Carey, Professor of Computer Science Bren9d
Donald Bren Professor in Information & Computer SciencesVacantBren9e
Donald Bren Professor in Information & Computer SciencesVacantBren9f
Donald Bren Professor in Information & Computer SciencesVacantBren9g
Donald Bren Professor in Interdisciplinary Research in Information & Computer SciencesVacantBren9h
Donald Bren Professor in Interdisciplinary Research in Information & Computer SciencesVacantBren9i
Donald Bren Professor in Interdisciplinary Research in Information & Computer SciencesVacantBren9j
Thomas and Mary Cesario Endowed Chair in MedicineAlpesh N. Amin, Professor and Chair, Department of MedicineCesario
Chao Family Endowed Director’s Chair in Cancer Research and Treatment Richard Van Etten, Professor of MedicineChao1
Chao Family Endowed Chair for Cancer Clinical ScienceSusan O'Brien, Professor of MedicineChao2
Jerry D. Choate Endowed Chair in Urologic OncologyVacantChoate1
Jerry D. Choate Presidential Chair in Urology Tissue EngineeringVacantChoate2
Ralph J. and Carol M. Cicerone Chair in Earth System ScienceJames Randerson, Professor of Earth System ScienceCicerone
Ralph V. Clayman Endowed Chair in EndourologyRalph V. Clayman, Professor of UrologyClayman
Conexant-Broadcom Chair in the Center for Pervasive CommunicationsHamid Jafarkhani, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer ScienceConexant
John E. Connolly Chair in SurgeryNinh Tuan Nguyen, Professor and Chair of SurgeryConnolly
Dean's Leadership Circle Endowed ProfessorshipMary Gilly, Professor of ManagementDean Circle
Endowed Chair in Developmental & Cell Biology Thomas Schilling, Professor and Chair of Developmental and Cell BiologyDev
Philip J. Di Saia, M.D., Prestigious Chair in Gynecologic OncologyRobert E. Bristow, Professor of Obstetrics and GynecologyDi
Edward A. Dickson Emeriti ProfessorshipSidney Golub, Professor EmeritusDickson1
Edward A. Dickson Emeriti ProfessorshipTimothy Tackett, Professor EmeritusDickson2
Lawrence K. Dodge Endowed Chair in Integrative BiologyVacantDodge
Suzanne Dykema Endowed Chair in Pancreatic Cancer David Imagawa, Professor of Clinical SurgeryDykema
Endowed Chair in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology James Hicks, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary BiologyEco
Edwards Lifesciences ChairVacantEdwards
Falmagne Endowed Chair in Mathematical Psychology and Cognitive Sciences Zygmunt Pizlo, Professor of Cognitive SciencesFalmagne1
Falmagne Endowed Chair in Mathematical Psychology and Cognitive Sciences Jeffrey Rouder, Professor of Cognitive SciencesFalmagne2
Falmagne Endowed Chair in Mathematical Psychology and Cognitive Sciences VacantFalmagne3
Walter B. Gerken Chair in Enterprise and SocietyRajeev Tyagi, Professor of MarketingGerken
Robert Gumbiner Chair in Health Care ManagementVacantGumbiner
Sudhir Gupta, M.D., Ph.D. Endowed Chair in Molecular ImmunologyVacantGupta
Hasso Brothers Endowed Chair in Radiological SciencesVacantHasso
Clifford S. Heinz ChairStergios Skaperdas, Professor of EconomicsHeinz
Roger W. and Janice M. Johnson Chair in Civic Governance and Public ManagementMartha Feldman, Professor of Social Ecology, Management, and SociologyJohnson
Fred Kavli Chair in Earth System ScienceEllen Druffel, Professor of Earth System ScienceKavli
Kirkup Chair in Psychiatry and Human Behavior for the Medical Treatment of StutteringVacantKirkup
The Robert A. and Barbara L. Kleist Chair in InformaticsProfessor Gillian Hayes, Professor of InformaticsKleist
Vincent and Anna Kong Chair in Gastrointestinal Endoscopic OncologyKenneth Chang, Professor of Clinical MedicineKong1
Irving H. Leopold Chair in OphthalmologyVacantLeopold
William J. Link Chair in Biomedical EngineeringAbraham Lee, Professor of Biomedical EngineeringLink
John S. and Marilyn Long Chair in U.S.—China Business and LawVacantLong
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Chair in Digital Media and LearningMizuko Ito, Professor of Informatics and AnthropologyMacArthur
Dorothy J. Marsh Chair in Reproductive BiologyVacantMarsh
Della Martin Chair in PsychiatryWilliam E. Bunney, Jr., UCI Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior and PharmacologyMartin
Maseeh Chair in Persian Studies and CultureTouraj Daryaee, Director of the Samuel M. Jordan Center for Persian Studies and Culture, and Professor of HistoryMaseeh1
Maseeh Professor in Persian Performing ArtsHossein Omoumi, Professor of MusicMaseeh2
Gary McCue Chair and Fellowship in Cosmology James S. Bullock, Director, Center for Cosmology at UCI McCue
James L. McGaugh Chair in the Neurobiology of Learning and MemoryCraig Stark, Professor of NeurobiologyMcGaugh
Meghrouni Family Presidential Chair in Armenian StudiesHouri Berberian, Professor of HistoryMeghrouni
Abraham I. Melden Chair in Moral PhilosophyMargaret Gilbert, Professor of PhilosophyMelden
Paul Merage Chair in Business Growth David Hirshleifer, Professor of Finance Merage1
Paul Merage Chair in Business GrowthTerrence Shevlin, Professor of AccountingMerage2
Paul Merage Chair in Business Growth VacantMerage3
Paul Merage Chair in Business GrowthVacantMerage4
Paul Merage Chair in Business Growth VacantMerage5
Microsemi Presidential Chair in Electrical Engineering VacantMicrosemi1
Elahe Omidyar Mir-Djalali Presidential Chair in Art History and Archaeology of Ancient IranVacantMir1
Endowed Chair in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Christopher C.W. Hughes, Professor and Chair of Molecular Biology and BiochemistryMolecular
Eric L. and Lila D. Nelson Chair in NeuropharmacologyOlivier Civelli, Professor of Pharmacology, and Developmental and Cell BiologyNelson
Endowed Chair in Neurobiology and Behavior Marcelo Wood, Professor of Neurobiology and BehaviorNeuro
Stacey Nicholas Dean of EngineeringGregory Washington, Dean, The Henry Samueli School of EngineeringNicholas
Stacey Nicholas Endowed Chair for Diversity in Engineering Education Regina Ragan, Director for the Center for Diversity in Engineering Education, Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials ScienceEndowed2
Nichols Term Chair in NeuroscienceClaudia Kawas, Professor of Neurology, and Neurobiology & Behavior Nichols
Shri Parshvanath Presidential Chair in Jain StudiesVacantParshvanath
Jack Peltason Chair Bernard Grofman, Professor of Political Science Peltason
Raymond Pryke Endowed Chair in First Amendment LawVacantPryke
Edward J. Quilligan Administrative Chair in Obstetrics and Gynecology Robert E. Bristow, Professor of Obstetrics and GynecologyQuilligan
The Robert and Marjorie Rawlins Chair in MusicMichael Dessen, Chair and Professor of MusicRawlins
Ronald W. Regan Endowed Chair in GeriatricsLisa Gibbs, Chief of the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology and Professor of Family MedicineReagan
Reeve-Irvine Chair in Spinal Cord Injury ResearchOswald Steward, Director of the Reeve-Irvine Research Center and
Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology, and Neurobiology and Behavior
Chair in Rhetoric and CommunicationVirginia Jackson, Professor of EnglishRhetoric
Norman Rostoker Chair in Applied PhysicsToshiki Tajima, Professor of Physics and AstronomyRostoker
Dhan Kaur Sahota Presidential Chair in Sikh StudiesVacantSahota1
Henry Samueli Chair in Engineering Kyriacos Athanasiou, Professor of Biomedical EngineeringSamueli1
Henry Samueli "Turing" Chair in Computer EngineeringVacantSamueli2
Henry Samueli Endowed Chair in Electrical EngineeringVacantSamueli3
Henry Samueli Chair in Engineering Efi Foufoula-Georgiou, Professor of Civil and Environmental EngineeringSamueli4
Henry Samueli Endowed Chair in EngineeringH. Kumar Wickramasinghe, Professor Electrical Engineering and Computer ScienceSamueli6
Henry Samueli Endowed Chair in EngineeringWilliam A. Sirignano, Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringSamueli7
Henry Samueli Endowed Chair in EngineeringXiaoqing Pan, Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, and Professor of Physics and AstronomySamueli8
Susan Samueli Chair in Integrative MedicineShaista Malik, Director of the Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine, and Professor of MedicineSamueli9
Walter R. Schmid Chair in Pediatric UrologyAntoine Khoury, Professor of UrologySchmid
Danette "Dee Dee" Shepard Chair in Neurological StudiesTallie Z. Baram, Professor of Pediatrics, Neurology, and Anatomy and NeurobiologyShepard
Gerald B. Sinykin, M.D. Chair in Family MedicineCynthia Haq, Chair and Professor of Family MedicineSinykin
Jack H. Skirball Endowed ChairJames Jester, Professor of OpthalmologySkirball
Ted and Janice Smith Family Foundation Endowed Chair in Information and Computer ScienceMarios Papaefthymiou, Dean and Professor of Computer SciencesSmith
Robert R. Sprague Chair in Brain ImagingVacantSprague
Roger F. Steinert, MD, Endowed Chair in OphthalmologyBaruch Kuppermann, Chair and Professor of OphthalmologySteinert
Taco Bell Chair in Information Technology ManagementVijay Gurbaxani, Professor of Information SystemsTaco
Teller Family Chair in Jewish HistoryMatthias Lehmann, Professor of HistoryTeller
Edward and Vivian Thorp Chair in MathematicsKarl Rubin, Professor of MathematicsThorp
Thomas T. and Elizabeth C. Tierney Chair in Global Peace and Conflict StudiesEtel Solingen, Professor of Political ScienceTierney
Claire Trevor ProfessorVacantTrevor 1
Claire Trevor ProfessorBryan Reynolds, Professor of DramaTrevor 2
Claire Trevor ProfessorDaniel Joseph Martinez, Professor of ArtTrevor 3
Claire Trevor Endowment for the Dean of the Claire Trevor School of the ArtsStephen Barker, Dean Claire Trevor School of the ArtsTrevor 4
Fong and Jean Tsai Chair in Women's ImagingStephen Feig, Professor of Radiological Sciences Tsai
UC Presidential ChairVacantUC
UCI Excellence in Teaching Chair in Mathematics Richard Schoen, Professor of MathematicsUCI Exc
Chair in Urologic OncologyThomas Ahlering, Professor of UrologyUrologic
Dr. Stanley van den Noort Endowed ChairTahseen Mozaffar, Professor and Interim Chair of Neurologyvan
Drew, Chace and Erin Warmington Chair in the Social Ecology of Peace and International CooperationScott Bollens, Professor of Urban Planning and Public PolicyWarmington

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