UC Santa Barbara General CatalogUniversity of California, Santa Barbara

Endowed Chairs

CAMPUSWIDE

Edward A. Dickson Emeriti Professorship
University of California Presidential Chair
Alice Condodina, Dickson Emeriti Professor (2012-13)
Steven Fisher, Dickson Emeriti Professor (2012-13)

Duncan and Suzanne Mellichamp Academic Initiative Professorships (4)
Current Initiative: Systems Biology
Cheryl Briggs, Mellichamp Professor
Otger Campas-Rigau, Mellichamp Professor
Jamey Marth, Mellichamp Professor

Duncan and Suzanne Mellichamp Academic Initiative Professorships (4)
Current Initiative: Globalization
Janet Afary, Mellichamp Professor
Alison Brysk, Mellichamp Professor
Michael Curtin, Mellichamp Professor
Jan Nederveen Pieterse, Mellichamp Professor 

MacArthur Foundation I
Nelson Lichtenstein, MacArthur Professor

MacArthur Foundation II
Richard Appelbaum, MacArthur 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
Michael Witherell, Presidential Professor

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

Eugene Aas Chair in Computer Science
Computer Science Department
Mark and Susan Bertelsen ’66/’67, Donors
Christopher Kruegel, Aas Professor

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

Richard A. Auhll Professorship and Dean’s Chair in Engineering
College of Engineering
Rod Alferness, Auhll Professor and Dean

Cree Chair in Solid State Lighting and Display
Materials Department
Cree Inc., F. Neal Hunter, Umesh K. Mishra, and Steven P. DenBaars, Donors
Shuji Nakamura, Cree Professor

Glen and Susanne Culler Chair in Computer Science
Computer Science Department
Zhu Family Foundation and Anonymous, Donors

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

Fred Kavli Chair in Nanotechnology
College of Engineering
John Bowers, Kavli Professor

Fred Kavli Chair in Optoelectronics and Sensors
College of Engineering
Larry Coldren, Kavli Professor

Edward Noble Kramer Chair in Materials
College of Engineering
Edward J. and Gail W. Kramer, Donors

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

Duncan and Suzanne Mellichamp Chair in Process Control
Chemical Engineering Department
Frank J. Doyle III, Mellichamp Professor

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation Chair in Functional Materials
College of Engineering
Glenn Fredrickson, Mitsubishi Professor

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation Chair in Solid State Lighting and Display
College of Engineering
Steven P. DenBaars, Mitsubishi Professor

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

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

Seoul Optodevice Chair in Solid State Lighting
College of Engineering
James Speck, Seoul Professor

Donald W. Whittier Chair in Electrical Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
The Mericos Foundation, Donor
Herbert Kroemer, Whittier Professor
2000 Nobel Prize in Physics

Fred and Linda R. Wudl Chair in Materials Science
Materials Department

COLLEGE OF LETTERS AND SCIENCE

Güenter and June Ahlers Chair in Experimental Physics
Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences

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

Alec P. Alexander Chair in Economics
Economics Department

James and Sarah Argyropoulos Chair in Hellenic Studies
College of Letters and Science
Argyropoulos Professor

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

Leonard Broom Chair in Demography
College of Letters and Science
Shelley Lundberg, Broom Professor

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

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

Dorothy and Sherrill C. Corwin Chair in Music Composition
Music Department
The Sherrill C. and Dorothy Corwin Foundation,
Donor
Clarence Barlow, Corwin Professor

The XIVth Dalai Lama Chair in Tibetan Buddhism and Cultural Studies
Religious Studies Department
Individuals, Foundations, and Corporations, Donors
José Ignacio Cabezón, XIVth Dalai Lama Professor

Jack and Laura Dangermond Chair in Geography
Jack and Laura Dangermond, Donors 
Dangermond Professor

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

Michael Douglas Dean of Humanities and Fine Arts Chair
College of Letters and Science
David Marshall, Douglas Professor and Dean of Humanities and Fine Arts

Robert and Patricia Duggan Chair in Organic Chemistry
Chemistry and Biochemistry Department

Marsha and Jay Glazer Chair in Jewish Studies
Humanities and Fine Arts
Marsha and Jay Glazer Foundation, Donor

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

Jeff Henley Chair in Economics
Economics Department
Jeff Henley ’66 and Judy Henley, Donors
Finn E. Kydland, Henley Professor
2004 Nobel Prize in Economics

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

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

Kundan Kaur Kapany Chair in Sikh Studies
Global and International Studies Program
Dr. and Mrs. Narinder S. Kapany, Donors
Gurinder S. Mann, Kapany Professor

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

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

Luis Leal Chair in Chicana and Chicano Studies
Chicana and Chicano Studies Department
Individuals, Foundations, Corporations, and the
Mexican Government, Donors
Aida Hurtado, Leal Professor

SAGE Sara Miller McCune Dean of Social Sciences Chair
Social Sciences
SAGE Publications, Inc., Donor
Melvin L. Oliver, SAGE Professor and Dean of
Social Sciences

Walter J. Mead Chair in Economics
Economics Department
Dr. Walter and Mrs. Thelma Mead, Donors

Maxwell C. and Mary Pellish Chair in Economics
Economics Department
Kelly Bedard, Pellish Chair

Aaron and Cherie Raznick Chair in Economics
College of Letters and Science
Theodore C. Bergstrom, Raznick Professor

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

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

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

Arent and Jean Schuyler Chair in Environmental Studies
Environmental Studies Program
Carla D’Antonio, Schuyler Professor

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

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

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

Koichi Takashima Chair in Japanese Cultural Studies
East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies Department
Kyoei Steel Ltd., of Japan; Koichi Takashima,
President and CEO, Donor
John Nathan, Takashima Professor

Anton Vonk Chair in International Security
Political Science Department
Anton Vonk, M.A. ’05 and Diane Boss, Donors

Richard Whited Chair in Interdisciplinary Science
College of Letters and Science
David Weld, Whited Professor

Wilcox Family Chair in Biotechnology
Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences
Drs. Susan and Gary Wilcox ’70/’69, Donors
Joel Rothman, Wilcox Professor

Susan and Bruce Worster Chair in Experimental Physics
Physics Department
John Martinis, Worster Professor

Susan and Bruce Worster Chair for the Dean of Science
Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences
Pierre Wiltzius, Worster Professor and Dean of Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences

DONALD BREN SCHOOL OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT

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

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

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

Donald Bren Chair in Interdisciplinary Environmental Science and Management
Bren School of Environmental Science and Management
The Donald Bren Foundation, Donor

INTERDISCIPLINARY

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

RESEARCH INSTITUTES

Peter J. Clarke Chair for the Director of the California NanoSystems Institute
California NanoSystems Institute
Sputtered Films, Inc., a Subsidiary of Tegal Corporation, Donor
David Awschalom, Clarke Professor and Acting Director of the California NanoSystems Institute

Ruth Garland Chair for the Director of the Center for Stem Cell Biology and Engineering
Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences
William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation, Donor
James Thompson, Garland Professor and Co-Director
Thomas Soh, Garland Professor and Co-Director

Frederick W. Gluck Chair in Theoretical Physics
Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics
David J. Gross, Gluck Professor and Director, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics
2004 Nobel Prize in Physics

Susan F. Gurley Chair in Theoretical Physics and Biology
Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics
Boris Shraiman, Gurley Professor

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

Wayne Rosing, Simon & Diana Raab Chair in Theoretical Physics
Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics
Lars Bildsten, Rosing & Raab Professor

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.