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Endowed Chairs

CAMPUSWIDE

Edward A. Dickson Emeriti Professorship 
University of California Presidential Chair
Edward A. Dickson, Donor
Arthur Sylvester, Dickson Emeriti Professor

Duncan and Suzanne Mellichamp Academic Initiative Professorships, Cluster I
Campuswide (Systems Biology Initiative, College of Engineering 2003-2018)
Prof. Duncan and Suzanne Mellichamp H '09/MA '70, Donors
Cheryl Briggs, Mellichamp Professor of Systems Biology
Jamey Marth, Mellichamp Professor of Systems Biology
Otger Campas, Mellichamp Professor of Systems Biology
Samir Mitragotri, Mellichamp Professor of Systems Biology

Duncan and Suzanne Mellichamp Academic Initiative Professorships, Cluster II
Campuswide (Globalization Initiative, College of Letters & Science 2008-2023)
Prof. Duncan and Suzanne Mellichamp H '09/MA '70, Donors
Janet Afary, Mellichamp Professor of Global Religion and Modernisms
Michael Curtin, Mellichamp Professor of Global and Media Representations
Jan Nederveen Pieterse, Mellichamp Professor of Transnational Civil Society Networks
Alison Brysk, Mellichamp Professor of Global and International Studies Program

Duncan and Suzanne Mellichamp Academic Initiative Professorships, Cluster III
Campuswide (Sustainability Initiative)
Prof. Duncan and Suzanne Mellichamp H '09/MA '70, Donors
Susannah Scott, Mellichamp Professor

University of California Presidential Chair I

University of California Presidential Chair II 
Alan J. Heeger, Presidential Professor
2000 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

University of California Presidential Chair III 

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

Eugene Aas Chair in Computer Science 
Department of Computer Science
Mark and Susan Bertelsen '66/'67, Donors

ALCOA Chair in Materials 
Department of Materials
The Aluminum Company of America, Donor 
Tresa Pollock, ALCOA Professor of High Tech Materials

Richard A. Auhll Professorship and Dean's Chair in Engineering 
College of Engineering
Richard A. Auhll, Donor
Rod Alferness, Dean and Auhll Professor for the College of Engineering

Cree Chair in Solid State Lighting and Display 
Department of Materials
Cree Inc., F. Neal Hunter, Prof. Umesh K. & Susan Mishra, and Prof. Steven P. DenBaars, Donors 
Shuji Nakamura, Cree Professor of Solid State Lighting and Display
2014 Nobel Prize in Physics

Glen and Susanne Culler Chair in Computer Science
Department of Computer Science
Zhu Family Foundation, Anonymous, Donors
Stefano Tessaro, Culler Professor of Computer Science

Doluca Family Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Tunç and F. Lale Doluca '81, Donors
Mark Rodwell, Doluca Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Duval Family Presidential Chair in Energy Efficiency
College of Engineering, Institute for Energy Efficiency
Glenn '80 and Bettina Duval, Donors

The Tony Evans Chair in Structural Materials
Department of Materials
Dr. Robert and Victoria Mehrabian, Donors
Various Donors
Robert McMeeking, Evans Professor of Structural Materials

Christian A. Felipe Chair in Technology Management
Technology Management Program 
Christian A. Felipe, Donor

Investment Group of Santa Barbara Founding Director of
the Master's of Technology Management Program
and Duca Family Professor of Technology Management

Technology Management Program
Maurice J. Duca '66, Donor
Paul Leonardi, Duca Family Professor of Technology Management

Fred Kavli Chair in Nanotechnology
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Fred Kavli* H '05, Donor
John Bowers, Kavli Professor of Nanotechnology

Fred Kavli Chair in Optoelectronics and Sensors 
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Fred Kavli* H '05, Donor
Larry Coldren, Kavli Professor of Optoelectronics

Edward Noble Kramer Chair in Materials 
Department of Materials
Prof. Edward J.* and Gail W. Kramer, Donors
Rachel Segalman, Kramer Professor of Materials

The Herbert Kroemer Endowed Chair in Materials Science
Department of Materials
Dr. Robert and Victoria Mehrabian, Donors
Anonymous Donors
Chris Van de Walle, Kroemer Professor of Materials Science

Leadership Chair in Computer Science 
Department of Computer Science
Anonymous, Donor 
Richard Kemmerer, Leadership Professor of Computer Science

Duncan and Suzanne Mellichamp Chair in Process Control 
Department of Chemical Engineering
Prof. Duncan and Suzanne Mellichamp H '09/MA '70, Donors

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation Chair in Functional Materials 
Department of Materials
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, Donor
Glenn Fredrickson, Mitsubishi Professor of Functional Materials

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation Chair in Solid State Lighting and Display 
Department of Materials
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, Donor
Steven P. DenBaars, Mitsubishi Professor of Solid State Lighting and Display

Venkatesh Narayanamurti Chair in Computer Science 
Department of Computer Science
Karl and Pamela Lopker '73/'77, Donors 
Xifeng Yan, Narayanamurti Professor of Computer Science

Warren and Katharine Schlinger Distinguished Professorship in Chemical Engineering 
Department of Chemical Engineering
Dr. Warren and Katharine Schlinger, Donors
L. Gary Leal, Schlinger Professor of Chemical Engineering

Seoul Optodevice Chair in Solid State Lighting 
Department of Materials 
Seoul Optodevice Corporation, Donor
James Speck, Seoul Optodevice Professor of Solid State Lighting

Donald W. Whittier Chair in Electrical Engineering 
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The Mericos Foundation, Donor
Umesh Mishra, Whittier Professor of Electrical Engineering

Fred and Linda R. Wudl Chair in Materials Science 
Department of Materials
Prof. Fred and Dr. Linda R. Wudl, Donors

COLLEGE OF LETTERS AND SCIENCE

Güenter and June Ahlers Chair in Experimental Physics 
Department of Physics
Prof. Güenter and June Ahlers, Donors
Andrew Cleland, Ahlers Professor in Experimental Physics

King Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud Chair in Islamic Studies 
Department of History
The Saudi Royal Family, Donors
Adam Sabra, King Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud Professor of Islamic Studies

Alec P. Alexander Chair in Economics 
Department of Economics
Dr. Walter H '12 and Thelma Mead, Donors

James and Sarah Argyropoulos Chair in Hellenic Studies 
Department of Classics
James Argyropoulos, Sarah Argyropoulos, Donors
Helen Morales, Argyropoulos Professor of Hellenic Studies

John P. Arnhold Presidential Chair in English
Department of English
John '75 and Jody Arnhold, Arnhold Foundation, Donors
Professor Bishnupriya Ghosh, Department Chair and Arnhold Professor of English

Richard F. Aster, Jr. Chair in Economics 
Department of Economics
Richard F. Aster*, Jr. '63, '65, Donor

José Miguel de Barandiarán Chair in Basque Studies 
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Ministry of Culture of the Autonomous Basque
Government in Spain, the Federation of Basque-
Navarrese Savings and Loan, Donors
Viola Miglio, Barandiarán Professor of Basque Studies

Bedrosian Coyne Presidential Chair in Neuroscience
Division of Math, Life and Physical Sciences, Neuroscience
Karen '91 and Theodore Coyne, John and Judith Bedrosian, Donors
Professor Scott Grafton, Director UCSB Brain Imaging Center

Bertelsen Presidential Chair in Technology and Society
Letters & Science, Center for Information Technology and Society (CITS)
Mark '66 and Susan '67 Bertelsen, Donors

Leonard Broom Chair in Demography
Department of Demography
Prof. Leonard* and Gretchan Broom, Donors
Shelley Lundberg, Broom Professor of Demography

John Carbon Chair in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 
Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology 
Amgen Foundation, William K. Bowes, Jr.
Foundation, Franklin and Catherine Johnson
Foundation, and the Rathmann Family Foundation, Donors
Jamey Marth, Carbon Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Virgil Cordano, OFM, Chair in Catholic Studies 
Department of Religious Studies
Charles Schwab, Charles* and Harriet Burke, Richard and Marguerite Berti, and the Franciscan Friars, Donors 
Ann Taves, Cordano Professor of Catholic Studies

Dorothy and Sherrill C. Corwin Chair in Music Composition 
Department of Music
Bruce and Toni Corwin H '97, Donors
Clarence Barlow, Corwin Professor of Music Composition

The XIVth Dalai Lama Chair in Tibetan Buddhism and Cultural Studies 
Department of Religious Studies
Various Donors
José Ignacio Cabezón, XIVth Dalai Lama Professor of Tibetan Buddhism and Cultural Studies

Jack and Laura Dangermond Chair in Geography
Department of Geography
Jack and Laura Dangermond, Donors
Werner Kuhn, Dangermond Professor of Geography

Dehlsen Chair in Environmental Studies 
Department of Environmental Studies
James G. P. and Deanna C. Dehlsen, Donors

Michael Douglas Dean of Humanities and Fine Arts Chair
Division of Humanities and Fine Arts
Michael K. Douglas '68, Donor
John Majewski, Michael Douglas Dean of Humanities and Fine Arts

Robert and Patricia Duggan Chair I in Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences
Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology (Organic Chemistry)
Robert and Trish Duggan, Donors
Denise Montell, Duggan Professor of Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences

Robert and Patricia Duggan Chair II in Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences
Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology (MLPS)
Robert and Trish Duggan, Donors
Craig Montell, Duggan Professor of Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences

Robert & Lisa Erickson Presidential Chair in English
Department of English
John '75 and Jody Arnhold, Arnhold Foundation, Donors

Marsha and Jay Glazer Chair in Jewish Studies 
Department of Religious Studies
Jay and Marsha Glazer, Donors
Elliot Wolfson, Glazer Professor of Jewish Studies

Jeff Henley Chair in Economics 
Department of Economics
Jeff and Judy Henley '66/H '09, Donors 
Finn E. Kydland, Henley Professor of Economics
2004 Nobel Prize in Economics

Lai Ho and Wu Cho-liu Chair in Taiwan Studies 
Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies
The Taiwanese American Foundation of San Diego, Donor
Various Donors
Kuo-ch'ing Tu, Lai Ho and Wu Cho-liu Professor of Taiwan Studies

Blair Hull Chair in Women's Studies 
Department of Feminist Studies 
M. Blair Hull '65, Donor 
Eileen Boris, Hull Professor of Women's Studies

Kundan Kaur Kapany Chair in Sikh Studies 
Department of Global and International Studies
Dr. Narinder and Satinder Kapany, Donors
Mark Juergensmeyer, Kapany Professor of Sikh Studies

E. Khashoggi Industries, LLC Chair in Letters and Science 
Department of Chemistry
Essam and Layla Khashoggi, Donors 
Galen D. Stucky, Khashoggi Professor of Materials Chemistry

Louis G. Lancaster Chair in International Relations 
Department of Political Science
Winifred Lancaster* H '89, Donor
J. Benjamin Cohen, Lancaster Professor of International Relations

Luis Leal Chair in Chicana and Chicano Studies 
Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies
Various Donors
Aida Hurtado, Leal Professor of Chicana and Chicano Studies

SAGE Sara Miller McCune Dean of Social Sciences Chair 
Division of Social Sciences
SAGE Publications, Donor

Walter J. Mead Chair in Economics 
Department of Economics
Dr. Walter H '12 and Thelma Mead, Donors

North Hall Chair I
Department of Economics

North Hall Chair II
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences

Maxwell C. and Mary Pellish Chair in Economics 
Department of Economics
Colonel Maxwell C.* and Mary* Pellish, Donors

Aaron and Cherie Raznick Chair in Economics 
Department of Economics
Aaron* and Cherie Raznick H '88, Donors
Theodore C. Bergstrom, Raznick Professor of Economics

J. F. Rowny Chair in Comparative Religions 
Department of Religious Studies
The Rowny Foundation, Donor
David White, Rowny Professor of Comparative Religions

J. F. Rowny Chair in Religion and Society 
Department of Religious Studies
The Rowny Foundation, Donor 
Wade Clark Roof, Rowny Professor of Religion and Society

Arthur N. Rupe Chair in the Social Effects of Mass Communication 
Department of Communication
Arthur N. Rupe H '08, Donor
Ronald E. Rice, Rupe Professor of the Social Effects of Mass Communication

Arent and Jean Schuyler Chair in Environmental Studies 
Department of Environmental Studies
Prof. Arent H. Schuyler, Jr.* and Jean K. Schuyler '61/H '13, Donors
Carla D'Antonio, Schuyler Professor of Environmental Studies

International Shinto Foundation Chair in Shinto Studies 
Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies 
International Shinto Foundation, Donor
Fabio Rambelli, Shinto Foundation Professor

Charles A. Storke II Chair in Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology 
Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology
Charles A. Storke II*, Donor

Charles A. Storke II Chair in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology 
Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology 
Charles A. Storke II*, Donor
Charles E. Samuel, Storke Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Koichi Takashima Chair in Japanese Cultural Studies 
Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies
Kyoei Steel Corporation, Donor
John Nathan, Takashima Professor of Japanese Cultural Studies

Anton Vonk Chair in Environmental Politics 
Department of Political Science
Anton Vonk*, M.A. '05 and Dr. Diane L. Boss, Donors
Hahrie Han, Vonk Associate Professor of Environmental Politics

Richard Whited Chair in Interdisciplinary Science 
Division of Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences
Dr. Richard C. Whited, Donor
David Weld, Whited Professor of Interdisciplinary Science

Wilcox Family Chair in BioMedicine
Division of Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences
Drs. Gary and Sue Wilcox '69, '72/'70, '74, Donors
Dennis Clegg, Wilcox Professor of BioMedicine

Wilcox Family Chair in Biotechnology 
Division of Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences
Drs. Gary and Sue Wilcox '69, '72/'70, '74, Donors
Joel Rothman, Wilcox Professor of Biotechnology

Dick Wolf Director of the Carsey-Wolf Center and Presidential Chair in Media Studies
Carsey-Wolf Center, Film & Media Studies
Dick and Noelle Wolf, Donors

Susan and Bruce Worster Chair in Experimental Physics 
Department of Physics
Bruce Worster, PhD '71 and Susan Worster '70, Donors
John Martinis, Worster Professor of Experimental Physics

Susan and Bruce Worster Chair for the Dean of Science 
Division of Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences
Bruce Worster, PhD '71 and Susan Worster '70, Donors
Pierre Wiltzius, Dean and Worster Professor of Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences

Pat and Joe Yzurdiaga Chair in Experimental Science
Division of Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences
Pat and Joe* Yzurdiaga, Donors
Joe Incandela, Yzurdiaga Professor of Experimental Science

BREN SCHOOL OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT

Donald Bren Chair for the Dean of Environmental Science and Management 
Bren School of Environmental Science & Management 
The Donald Bren Foundation, Donor 
Steven D. Gaines, Dean and Professor for the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management

Donald Bren Chair in Corporate Environmental Management
Bren School of Environmental Science & Management 
The Donald Bren Foundation, Donor 
Gary Libecap, Bren Professor of Corporate Environmental Management

Donald Bren Chair in Environmental Law and Policy
Bren School of Environmental Science & Management 
The Donald Bren Foundation, Donor
James Salzman, Bren Professor of Environmental Law

Donald Bren Chair in Interdisciplinary Environmental Science and Management
Bren School of Environmental Science & Management 
The Donald Bren Foundation, Donor
Christopher Costello, Bren Professor of Interdisciplinary Environmental Science and Management

GEVIRTZ GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

Michael M. Gerber Chair in Instructional Innovation & Technology for Exceptional Children
Gevirtz Graduate School of Education
Anonymous Donors

INTERDISCIPLINARY

Ruth Garland Chair for the Director of the Center for Stem Cell Biology and Engineering 
Department of Materials
William K. Bowes, Jr. and Ute Bowes H '13, Donors
Jamie Thomson & Thomas Soh, Ruth Garland Professors and Co-Directors of the Center for Stem Cell Biology and Engineering

Alan and Ruth Heeger Chair in Interdisciplinary Science 
Division of Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences
Prof. Alan J. and Ruth Heeger, Donors
Craig Hawker, Heeger Professor of Interdisciplinary Science

Veeco Endowed Chair in Engineering and the Sciences 
College of Engineering and Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences
Veeco Instruments, Donor 
Ania Jayich, Veeco Professor of Engineering and the Sciences

RESEARCH INSTITUTES

Chancellor's Chair Professor of Theoretical Physics
Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics
Marvin Clarke* '51, Donor
David Gross, Chancellor's Chair Professor of Theoretical Physics
2004 Nobel Prize Winner in Physics

Peter J. Clarke Chair for the Director of the California NanoSystems Institute 
California NanoSystems Institute 
Sputtered Films Corporation, Donor
Craig Hawker, Clarke Professor and Director of the California NanoSystems Institute

Frederick W. Gluck Chair in Theoretical Physics 
Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics 
Frederick W. Gluck, Donor
Lars Bildsten, Gluck Professor of Theoretical Physics and Director, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics

Susan F. Gurley Chair in Theoretical Physics & Biology 
Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics 
John A. and Meg Gurley, '78, '83, Donors
Boris Shraiman, Gurley Professor of Theoretical Physics and Biology

Eleanor L. and Thomas J. Harriman Chair in Neuroscience Research 
Neuroscience Research Institute 
Thomas J. Harriman, Eleanor L. Harriman*, Donors
Kenneth Kosik, Harriman Professor of Neuroscience Research

Wayne Rosing, Simon & Diana Raab Chair in Theoretical Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics
Wayne Rosing and Dorothy Largay, the TABASGO Foundation, Dr. Simon and Diana Raab, Donors

Pat and Joe Yzurdiaga Chair in Theoretical Physics
Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics
Pat and Joe* Yzurdiaga, Donors
Joseph Polchinski, Yzurdiaga Professor of Theoretical Physics

 

*Deceased
UC Santa Barbara also counts 6 other system-wide endowed chairs in its totals. Every effort has been made to provide a complete and accurate listing of donors. We are sorry for any omissions or errors that may have occurred. Please contact the Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship at 805-893-3729 with corrections.