McKnight Presidential Endowed Chairs and Professorships

The McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair and the McKnight Presidential Endowed Professorship are among the highest honors for faculty at the University. Recipients are recommended by their college dean and chosen at the discretion of the president based, in part, on their academic and research accomplishments and their contributions to advancing the University among its peers.

McKnight Presidential Endowed Chairs

Name

Department

Year Awarded

Marc BellemareApplied Economics2024
Jayne FulkersonNursing2024
Chris KimElectrical & Computer Engineering2024
Laura GagliardiChemistry2019
Graham CandlerAerospace Engineering & Mechanics2018
Larry JacobsPublic Affairs2018
Michael TsapatsisChemical Engineering & Materials Science2017
Georgios B.GiannakisElectrical & Computer Engineering2016
Marc HillmyerChemistry2015
Michael OsterholmPublic Health2014
Ashok K. SalujaSurgery2014
Jerrold L. VitekNeurology2010
Kathryn A. SikkinkPolitical Science2008
Bernhard J. HeringSurgery2008
Jonathan FoleyEcology, Evolution & Behavior2008
John E. Wagner, Jr.Hematology & Oncology2007
Gunda I. GeorgMedicinal Chemistry2006
Dante CicchettiChild Development & Psychiatry2005
Apostolos GeorgopoulosCognitive Neuroscience2004
Kamil UgurbilRadiology2003
Edward PrescottEconomics2003
Phyllis MoenSociology2002
Catherine VerfaillieStem Cell Biology2001
G. David TilmanEcology2001
Mark SnyderPsychology2001
Leonid GlazmanTheoretical Condensed Matter Physics2000
Daniel FarberPublic Law2000
Ronald PhillipsGenomics1999

McKnight Presidential Endowed Professors

Name

Department

Year Awarded

Candice HirschAgronomy & Plant Genetics2024
Moin SyedPsychology2023
Saif BenjaafarIndustrial & Systems Engineering2022
Rhonda FranklinElectrical & Computer Engineering2022
Lisa GermanLibraries2020
Kristin E. HickmanLaw2020
Svitlana MayborodaMathematics2020
Dianne Neumark-SztainerEpidemiology & Community Health2020
Ruth OkedijiLaw2016
Nikolaos P. PapanikolopoulosComputer Science & Engineering2016
Nathan M. SpringerPlant Biology2016
Michael TonryCriminal Law & Policy2011
Matthew T. AndrewsBiology, UMD2010
Graham CandlerAerospace Engineering & Mechanics2009
Douglas N. ArnoldMathematics2008
David W. WilkinsAmerican Indian Studies2007
Robert HeckyBiological Limnology, UMD2007
John M. BrysonPlanning & Public Affairs2007
Susan M. WolfLaw, Medicine & Public Policy2006
Zigang DongCancer Prevention2006
Mimi C. YuCancer Epidemiology2005
Michael PaulsenLaw & Public Policy2004
Wendy Pradt LougeeLibrary Science2002
Vicki HansenPlanetary Geology, UMD2002