The College is host to numerous endowed faculty positions for teaching and research, thanks to the generous support from donors committed to the Liberal Arts and Sciences.


The Augustinian Endowed Chair in the Thought of St. Augustine

James R. Wetzel, PhD

James Wetzel

Mary M. Birle Chair in American History

Marc Gallicchio, PhD

Marc Gallicchio

Robert M. Birmingham Chair in the Humanities

Judith Giesberg, PhD

Judy Giesberg, PhD


The Josephine C. Connelly Endowed Chair in Christian Theology

Ilia Delio, OSF, PhD

Ilia Delio

The David R. Cook Chair of Philosophy

William Desmond, PhD

William Desmond

The Dennis M. Cook Endowed Mendel Chair in Genetics

Dennis Wykoff, PhD

Dennis Wykoff


Richard and Mary Anne Francisco Endowed Professorship in Italian Studies

James C. Kriesel, PhD

James Kriesel, PhD

The Harron Family Endowed Chair in Communication

Raka Shome, PhD

Raka Shome

The Gerald M. Lemole, MD, Endowed Chair in Integrative Biology

Aaron M. Bauer, PhD

Aaron Bauer


The Albert R. Lepage Endowed Professorship in History

Eliza Gettel, PhD

Eliza Gettel

The Luckow Family Endowed Chair in English

Jean Lutes, PhD

Jean Lutes

Raquel and Alfonso Martínez-Fonts Endowed Assistant Professor in Latin American Studies

Héctor M. Varela Rios, PhD

Héctor M. Varela Rios

Emily C. Riley Director of Irish Studies

Joseph Lennon, PhD

Joseph Lennon

Anne Quinn Welsh Endowed Chair and Director of the Honors Program

Anna Bonta Moreland, PhD

Anna Moreland