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McKnight Presidential Endowed Chairs and Professorships

The McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair and the McKnight Presidential Endowed Professorship are among the highest honors for faculty at the University.  Recipients are recommended by their college dean and chosen at the discretion of the president based, in part, on their academic and research accomplishments and their contributions to advancing the University among its peers.

McKnight Presidential Endowed Chairs

Name

Department

Year Awarded

Michael Tsapatsis Chemical Engineering and Materials Science 2017
Georgios B.Giannakis Electrical & Computer Engineering 2016
Marc Hillmyer Chemistry 2015
Michael Osterholm Public Health 2014
Ashok K. Saluja Surgery 2014
Jerrold L. Vitek Neurology 2010
Kathryn A. Sikkink Political Science 2008
Bernhard J. Hering Surgery 2008
Jonathan Foley Ecology, Evolution, & Behavior 2008
John E. Wagner, Jr. Hematology & Oncology 2007
Gunda I. Georg Medicinal Chemistry 2006
Dante Cicchetti Child Development & Psychiatry 2005
Apostolos Georgopoulos Cognitive Neuroscience 2004
Kamil Ugurbil Radiology 2003
Edward Prescott Economics 2003
Phyllis Moen Sociology 2002
Catherine Verfaillie Stem Cell Biology 2001
G. David Tilman Ecology 2001
Mark Snyder Psychology 2001
Leonid Glazman Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics 2000
Daniel Farber Public Law 2000
Ronald Phillips Genomics 1999

McKnight Presidential Endowed Professors

Name

Department

Year Awarded

Ruth Okediji Law 2016
Nikolaos P. Papanikolopoulos Computer Science & Engineering 2016
Nathan M. Springer Plant Biology 2016
Michael Tonry Criminal Law & Policy 2011
Matthew T. Andrews Biology, UMD 2010
Graham Candler Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics 2009
Douglas N. Arnold Mathematics 2008
David W. Wilkins American Indian Studies 2007
Robert Hecky Biological Limnology, UMD 2007
John M. Bryson Planning & Public Affairs 2007
Susan M. Wolf Law, Medicine & Public Policy 2006
Zigang Dong Cancer Prevention 2006
Mimi C. Yu Cancer Epidemiology 2005
Michael Paulsen law & Public Policy 2004
Wendy Pradt Lougee Library Science 2002
Vicki Hansen Planetary Geology, UMD 2002