Endowed Chairs

7 Endowed Chairs

Endowed chairs are the university’s primary means of recognizing academic distinction, promoting excellence, and enabling the university to attract, retain and honor distinguished faculty members and demonstrates a commitment to their fields of inquiry. For the chair holders, appointment to an endowed chair signals recognition—to colleagues and to the world beyond academia—both of personal achievements and of the institution’s commitment to their fields of inquiry and teaching.

Endowed chairs are supported by gifts at two levels – the $1 million level (Endowed Chair) and the $1.5 million level (Presidential Endowed Chair). Currently, there are seven endowed chairs at the College of Nursing. More detailed information about each endowed chair and the donor is found here. Link below in blue to respective pages following this one.


Ida May "Dotty" Barnes, RN, and D. Keith Barnes, MD, Presidential Endowed Chair

Chair Holders

  • Janice Morse, RN, PhD (Current Chair)
  • Linda K. Amos, EdD, FAAN (First Chair Holder)

Robert S. and Beth M. Carter Endowed Chair (established by Robyn and Thomas Carter)

Chair Holders

  • Lee Ellington, PhD (Current Chair)
  • Susan Beck, PhD, RN, FAAN (First Chair Holder)

Helen Lowe Bamberger Colby Presidential Endowed Chair in Nursing

Chair Holders

  • Ginette Pepper, PhD, RN, FAAN (First Chair Holder)

Annette Poulson Cumming Presidential Endowed Chair in Women's and Reproductive Health

Chair Holders

  • Sara Simonsen, PhD, MSPH, MS,CNM (Current Chair Holder)
  • Patricia A. Murphy, CNM, DrPH, FACNIM (First Chair Holder)

Louis S. Peery, MD and Janet B. Peery Presidential Endowed Chair

Chair Holders

  • Kathi Mooney, PhD, RN (Current Chair Holder)
  • Lillian Nail, PhD, FAAN (First Chair Holder)

Louis H. Peery Presidential Endowed Chair in Nursing in Loving Memory by His Son, Louis S. Peery, MD

Chair Holders

  • Patricia Gonce Morton, RN, PhD, FAAN, Dean, College of Nursing, 2013 - Present (Current Chair Holder)
  • Maureen Keefe, RN, PhD, FAAN, Dean, College of Nursing, 2001-2013 (First Chair Holder)

The Robert L. and Joyce T. Rice Presidential Endowed Chair in Healthy Aging

Chair Holders

  • Michael Caserta, PhD (First Chair Holder)

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