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Meet Our Endowed Chairs

Alumni Chair in Humanities

JULIUS A. AMIN, PH.D.

The Alumni Chair recognizes the centrality of the humanities to liberal learning and works to encourage scholarly enrichment.

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Fr. Ferree Chair of Social Justice

BRO. RAYMOND L. FITZ, S.M., PH.D.

The Ferree Professor connects Catholic social teaching and the social sciences through the community-building mission of the Fitz Center. Brother Raymond L. Fitz, S.M. is the first Fr. Ferree Professor.


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Graul Chair in Arts and Languages

SHARON Davis GRATTO, D.M.A.

The Graul Chair promotes interdisciplinary approaches to the arts and languages with a particular focus on international perspectives.


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Gudorf Chair in Catholic Theology and Culture

VINCENT J. MILLER, PH.D.

The Gudorf Chair plays a central role in the advancement of the doctoral program in theology offered by the Department of Religious Studies.


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Mann Chair in the Sciences

SHAWN SWAVEY, PH.D.

The Mann Chair in the Sciences recognizes outstanding accomplishments and contributions, with an emphasis on scholarship in the sciences.


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Mary Ann Spearin Chair in Catholic Theology

WILLIAM L. PORTIER, PH.D.

The Mary Ann Spearin Chair in Catholic Theology recognizes a distinguished scholar who has made significant contributions to theological explorations related to U.S. Catholicism.


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Roesch Chair in the Social Sciences

ROGER REEB, PH.D.

The Roesch chair encourages innovative and interdisciplinary teaching and scholarship in the social sciences.

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Schuellein Chair in Biological Sciences

CARISSA KRANE, PH.D.

The Schuellein chair recognizes outstanding contributions of a faculty member in the department of biology, with emphasis on excellence in mentoring students through research. 

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University Professor of Faith and Culture

SANDRA YOCUM, PH.D.

The University Professor of Faith and Culture strives to deepen the academic and intellectual discourse on campus concerning Catholic culture and intellectual traditions.

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College of Arts and Sciences

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Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0800
937-229-2611

Enriching the Curriculum

Our endowed chairs and professorships are filled for specific terms by faculty who are recognized for their teaching and research. These positions support the undergraduate experience as well as graduate programs, in addition to the research mission of the College.

Mission of the College