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Endowed Professorships and Directorships

Endowed professorships help Stanford attract and retain top faculty. They are the highest honor the university can bestow upon its most distinguished faculty, and they also enable us to offer competitive packages in recruiting and retaining scholars who are in high demand around the country and the world.

Endowed professorship donors are an elite group of Stanford's most farsighted and generous friends. Endowed funds establish permanent investments and provide a continuing source of support. Donors may establish professorships in their own names or in the names of others whom they wish to honor, and the chairs will exist in perpetuity.

Chester Naramore Deanship
Pamela Matson
Geological & Environmental Sciences

Thomas Davies Barrow Professorship
Roland N. Horne
Energy Resources Engineering

Keleen and Carlton Beal Professorship
Franklin M. Orr, Jr.
Energy Resources Engineering

Welton Joseph and Maud L'Anphere Crook Professorship
Stephan Graham
Geological & Environmental Sciences;
Geophysics by courtesy;
Energy Resources Engineering by courtesy

Cecil H. and Ida M. Green Professorship
Jerry M. Harris
Geophysics

George L. Harrington Professorship
Rosemary J. Knight
Geophysics

W. M. Keck, Sr. Professorship
Robert Dunbar
Environmental Earth System Science

Dorrell William Kirby Professorship
Gordon E. Brown, Jr.
Geological & Environmental Sciences

Wayne Loel Professorship
Gregory Beroza
Geophysics

Otto N. Miller Professorship
Lou Durlofsky
Energy Resources Engineering

Barney and Estelle Morris Professorship
David D. Pollard
Geological & Environmental Sciences;
Geophysics Consulting Faculty

Benjamin M. Page Professorship
Mark Zoback
Geophysics

Victoria P. & Roger W. Sant Directorship, Earth Systems Program
Robert Dunbar
Geological & Environmental Sciences
 

Donald and Donald M. Steel Professorship
André Journel
Energy Resources Engineering;
Geological & Environmental Sciences

Cyrus Fisher Tolman Professorship
Steven Gorelick
Geological & Environmental Sciences;
Geophysics