Endowed Chairs

1928
The Arthur Jeremiah Roberts Professorship in Literature
Established by the Board of Trustees as an expression of their regard for the late President Roberts, Colby's 13th president, who had taught English literature at Colby
Held by Ira Sadoff (English)

1940
The Herbert E. Wadsworth Professorship in Economics
Established by Herbert E. Wadsworth, Class of 1892, Colby trustee
Held by James W. Meehan Jr. (economics)

1956
The Julian D. Taylor Assistant Professorship in Classics
Established by a bequest from Professor Julian D. Taylor, who taught Latin and Greek at Colby from 1868 to 1931
Held by Kerill N. O'Neill (classics)

1963
The Ziskind Professorship of East Asian Studies
Established by the Jacob Ziskind Trust
Held by Kimberly A. Besio (East Asian studies)

1965
The J. Warren Merrill Professorship in Chemistry and Natural History
Established by J. Warren Merrill, Colby trustee
Held by Andrea R. Tilden (biology)

1966
The Charles A. Dana Professorship Fund
Established by the Charles A. Dana Foundation of New York City
Held by Luis Millones (Spanish), Thomas J. Morrione (sociology), Steven Saunders (music), Jill Gordon (philosophy), and Adrianna Paliyenko (French)

1976
The Grossman Professorship in Economics
Established by Nissie Grossman '32 in honor of his parents, Reuben and Lizzie Grossman
Held by Patrice M. Franko (economics)

1979
The William R. Kenan Jr. Professorship Fund
Established by the William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust
Held by L. Sandy Maisel (government)

1981
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Professorship
Established by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Held by Cheryl Townsend Gilkes (sociology and African-American studies)

1985
The Carter Professorship in Mathematics and Computer Science
Established by Clark H. Carter '40, Colby trustee, and William C. Carter '38 to recognize their family's 85-year relationship with the College
Held by Fernando Q. Gouvêa (mathematics)

1988
The Clare Boothe Luce Professorships
Established through a bequest from Clare Boothe Luce
Held by Valerie Reynolds (geology), Stephanie Taylor (computer science)

1990
The James M. Gillespie Chair of Art and American Studies
Established through a bequest from Professor Emeritus James M.Gillespie
Held by Michael A. Marlais (art)

The Christian A. Johnson Distinguished Teaching Professorship
Established by the Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation
Held by Robert S. Weisbrot (history)

The NEH/Class of 1940 Distinguished Professorship in Humanities
Established by the National Endowment of the Humanities and alumni from the Class of 1940
Held by Laurie E. Osborne (English)

The Clara C. Piper Professorship
Established by Wilson C. Piper '39, Colby trustee, and Mary Piper in memory of Wilson Piper's mother, Clara Collins Piper '14
Held by Tilar J. Mazzeo (English)

1991
The Goldfarb Family Distinguished Professorship in American Government
Established by William H. Goldfarb '68, Colby trustee
Held by G. Calvin Mackenzie (government)

The Dr. Frank and Theodora Miselis Chair in Chemistry
Established by Frank J. '43 and Theodora Miselis
Held by D. Whitney King (chemistry)

1992
The Carolyn Muzzy Museum of Art Chair
Established by Colby friend Carolyn Muzzy, who had been involved with the museum since its inception
Held by Sharon L. Corwin (museum)

The Pugh Family Professorship in Economics
Established by Lawrence R. Pugh '56, chair of the Colby Board of Trustees, and Jean Van Curan Pugh '55
Held by David W. Findlay (economics)

1993
The Allen Family Chair in Latin American Literature
Established by Leon and Karen Allen P'86
Held by Jorge Olivares (Spanish)

The Leslie Brainerd Arey Chair of Biosciences
Established by Mary E. Arey in memory of her husband, who graduated from Colby in 1912
Held by W. Herbert Wilson (biology)

The Robert E. Diamond Professorship
Established by Robert E. Diamond Jr. '73, Colby trustee, in memory of his father
Held by Jennifer Yoder (government and international studies)

The Ellerton and Edith Jetté Professorship in Art
Established through a bequest from Edith M. Jetté H '62. Mrs. Jette and her husband, Ellerton M. Jetté H'55, were long-time friends of the College and supporters of the Colby College Museum of Art.
Held by David L. Simon (art)

The Lee Family Chair in English
Established by Robert S. Lee '51, Colby trustee, and his wife, Jean
Held by Cedric Gael Bryant (English)

The Mitchell Family Professorship in Economics
Established by Edson V. Mitchell '75, Colby trustee
Held by Debra A. Barbezat (economics)

The Oak Chair in Biological Sciences
Established by the Oak Foundation, the family foundation of the parents of a Colby alumnus
Held by F. Russell Cole (biology)

The Zacamy Chair in English
Established by John R. Zacamy Jr. '71, Colby trustee
Held by Peter B. Harris (English)

1994
The Crawford Family Chair in Religion
Established by James B. Crawford '64, chair of the Colby Board of Trustees, and Linda Johnson Crawford '64 in memory of Colby Professor Gustave H. Todrank
Held by Nikky-Guninder Singh (religious studies)

The Douglas Chair in Investment and/or Finance
Established by an anonymous alumnus
Held by Randy A. Nelson (administrative science and economics)

The Audrey Wade Hittinger Katz and Sheldon Toby Katz Professorship for Distinguished Teaching
Established by Audrey Hittinger Katz '57, Colby trustee, and Sheldon T. Katz
Held by Ariel C. Armony (government)

The Whipple-Coddington Chair in Geology
Established by Jane Whipple Coddington '55, Colby trustee, and F. Chandler Coddington Jr.
Held by Robert A. Gastaldo (geology)

1996
The Dr. Gerald and Myra Dorros Chair in Life Sciences
Established by Gerald and Myra Dorros P'93 '96 '98 '01
Held by Julie T. Millard (chemistry)

The John J. Gibson and Cornelia V. Gibson Chair in History
Established by John V. Gibson '59 in honor of his parents
Held by Elizabeth D. Leonard (history)

The Pulver Family Chair in Jewish Studies
Established by David Pulver '63, Colby trustee, and Carol Pulver
Held by David M. Freidenreich (religious studies)

1997
The Arnold Bernhard Professorship in Arts and Humanities
Established by A. Van Hoven Bernhard '57 in memory of his father
Held by Paul S. Machlin (music)

1998
The Christian A. Johnson Professorship for Integrative Liberal Learning
Established by the Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation to launch a pioneer program in liberal arts education
Held by Margaret T. McFadden (American studies)

2000
The William R. Cotter Distinguished Teaching Professorship
Established by members of the Colby community
Held by Kenneth A. Rodman (government)

The Oak Chair in East Asian Language and Literature
Established by the Oak Foundation, the family foundation of the parents of a Colby alumnus
Held by Tamae K. Prindle (East Asian studies)

The Paul D. and Marilyn Paganucci Chair in Italian Language and Literature
Established by Paul D. Paganucci '75, Colby trustee, and Marilyn Paganucci
Held by Allison Cooper (French and Italian)

The William A. Rogers Professorship in Physics
Established by an anonymous donor
Held by Murray F. Campbell (physics)

The Sunrise Chair

Established by anonymous parents of Colby alumni
Held by Robert T. Bluhm Jr. (physics)

The Harriet S. and George C. Wiswell Jr. Chair in American Constitutional Law
Established by Harriet Sargent Wiswell '48 and George C. Wiswell Jr. '50
Held by Joseph R. Reisert (government)

2003
The Francis F. Bartlett and Ruth K. Bartlett Professorship
Established through a bequest from Francis F. Bartlett Jr. '56
Held by Hanna M. Roisman (classics)
W. Herbert Wilson Jr.