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USC Endowed Chairs/USC Endowed Professorships


Awarded to a distinguished faculty member in a specific discipline who is supported wholly or in part by funds given for this purpose. This designation is generally made on a one-year or other short-term basis, subject to renewal depending on the practice and customs of the school in which the appointment is made.

USC Endowed Chairs


Joshua AizenmanRobert R. and Katheryn A. Dockson Chair in Economics and International Relations and Professor of International Relations and Economics
Richard AntaramianTurpanjian Early Career Chair in Contemporary Armenian Studies and Assistant Professor of History
Norman ArnheimDistinguished Professor of Biological Sciences, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, and Ester Dornsife Chair in Biological Sciences
Judith BennettProfessor Emerita of History and John R. Hubbard Chair in British History Emerita
Leo BraudyUniversity Professor and Leo S. Bing Chair in English and American Literature and Professor of English, Art History and History
Douglas CaponeWilliam and Julie Wrigley Chair in Environmental Studies and Professor of Biological Sciences
Antonio DamasioUniversity Professor, David Dornsife Chair in Neuroscience and Professor of Psychology and Neurology
Hanna DamasioUniversity Professor, Dana Dornsife Chair in Neuroscience and Professor of Psychology and Neurology
Jed FuhrmanMcCulloch-Crosby Chair in Marine Biology and Professor of Biological Sciences
Wolf GrunerShapell-Guerin Chair in Jewish Studies and Professor of History
Cynthia HerrupProfessor Emerita of History and John R. Hubbard Chair in British History Emerita
Sherman JacksonKing Faisal Chair in Islamic Thought and Culture and Professor of Religion and American Studies and Ethnicity
Tom JordanUniversity Professor, William M. Keck Foundation Chair in Geological Sciences and Professor of Earth Sciences
Mark KannProfessor Emeritus of Political Science and History and Associates Chair Emeritus in Social Science
Steve KayAnna H. Bing Dean's chair in the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and Professor of Biological Sciences, Neurology, Physiology and Biophysics
Jim KincaidProfessor Emeritus of English and Aerol Arnold Professor Emeritus of English
Jessica MarglinRuth Ziegler Early Career Chair in Jewish Studies and Assistant Professor of Religion
Edward McCafferyCarl Mason Franklin Chair in Law and Professor of Law, Economics and Political Science
Tania ModleskiFlorence R. Scott Professor of English and Professor of English and Comparative Liturature
Cecil MurrayJohn R. Tansey Chair in Christian Ethics and Professor of Religion
Kenneth NealsonWrigley Chair in Environmental Studies and Professor of Earth Sciences and Biological Sciences
George OlahDistinguished Professor of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Donald P. and Katherine B. Loker Chair in Organic Chemistry
Hashem PesaranJohn Elliott Distinguished Chair in Economics
Nicos PetasisHarold and Lillian Moulton Chair in Organic/Polymer Chemistry and Professor of Chemistry and Pharmacology
Surya PrakashGeorge A. and Judith A. Olah Nobel Laureate Chair in Hydrocarbon Chemistry and Professor of Chemistry
John RoweUSC Associates Chair in Humanities and Professor of English and American Studies and Ethnicity
Wayne SandholtzJohn A. McCone Chair in International Relations and Professor of International Relations and Law
Richard ThompsonUniversity Professor Emeritus and William M. Keck Chair Emeritus in Psychology and Biological Sciences
Arieh WarshelDistinguished Professor of Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Dana and David Dornsife Chair in Chemistry
Michael WatermanUniversity Professor, USC Associates Chair in Natural Sciences and Professor of Biological Sciences, Computer Science and Mathematics
Curt WittigPaul A. Miller Chair in Letters, Arts and Sciences and Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Bruce ZuckermanMyron and Marian Casden Director and Professor of Religion and Linguistics

USC Endowed Professorships


Paul AlkonLeo S. Bing Professor Emeritus of English and American Literature
Sami AssafGabilan Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Laurie BrandRobert Grandford Wright Professor and Professor of International Relations and Middle East Studies
Irene ChioloGabilan Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
Alice EcholsBarbra Streisand Professor of Contemporary Gender Studies and Professor of History and Gender Studies
Kate FlintProvost Professor of English and Art History
Peggy KamufMarion Frances Chevalier Professor of French and Professor of French and Italian and Comparative Literature
Naomi Marcil LevineGabilan Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences and Earth Sciences
Peter MancallAndrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities, Linda and Harlan Martens Director of the Early Modern Studies Institute and Professor of History and Anthropology
Andrei MarmorProfessor of Philosophy and Maurice Jones Jr. Professor of Law
Donald MillerLeonard K. Firestone Professor of Religion and Professor of Religion and Sociology
Norman MillerProfessor Emeritus of Psychology and Mendel B. Silberberg Professor Emeritus of Social Psychology
Shrikanth NarayananAndrew Viterbi Professor of Engineering, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Linguistics and Psychology
Larry SwansonUniversity Professor, Milo Don and Lucille Appleman Professor in Biological Sciences and Professor of Biological Sciences, Psychology and Neurology