Endowed and Named Faculty Positions

At the heart of Oregon State University's pursuit of excellence are faculty—scholars and educators who advance knowledge while teaching, challenging, and guiding students. These are the individuals in whom Oregon State's mission lives and breathes.

Endowed and named faculty positions bring resources and prestige to Oregon State, allowing the university to recruit and retain the world's foremost experts. The additional resources help build excellent programs and inspire faculty and the students around to thrive. In short, endowed and named faculty positions raise the university to a higher level of excellence.

Endowed Positions Held by

Ron and Judy Adams Faculty Scholar

Geoffrey A. Hollinger

Boeing Professor in Mechanical Engineering Design

Richard Wirz

Callahan Faculty Scholar in Chemical Engineering

Lucas D. Ellis

CH2M HILL Professor in Civil Engineering

Michael J. Olsen

College of Engineering Dean's Professor

Pallavi Dhagat

College of Engineering Dean's Professor

Lewis Semprini

Culbertson Faculty Scholar

Clotilde Pierson

Culbertson Faculty Scholar

Parichehr Salimifard

Cecil and Sally Drinkward Professor in Structural Engineering

Christopher Higgins

Miles Lowell and Margaret Watt Edwards Distinguished Chair in Engineering

Jason Weiss

Richard and Gretchen Evans Scholar in Humanitarian Engineering

Nordica MacCarty

Michael and Judith Gaulke Chair in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Tom Weller

Eric H.I. and Janice Hoffman Professor in Civil and Construction Engineering

Jason H. Ideker

Glenn Willis Holcomb Professor in Structural Engineering

Andre R. Barbosa

Peter and Rosalie Johnson Chair in Chemical, Biological & Environmental Engineering

Patrick Geoghegan

Kearney Dean of Engineering

Scott A. Ashford

Kearney Faculty Scholar

Naomi T. Fitter

James and Shirley Kuse Chair in Chemical Engineering


John and Jean Loosley Faculty Fellow

Meagan Wengrove

Jack R. Meredith Faculty Scholar

Megumi Kawasaki

Nesbitt Faculty Scholar in Energy Engineering


Jim and Billie Plasker Faculty Scholar in Geomatics

Christopher E. Parrish

Hal Pritchett Chair in Construction Engineering Management

David Trejo

Henry W. and Janice J. Schuette Chair in Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Health Physics

Brian Woods

Henry W. and Janice J. Schuette Professor in Nuclear Science and Engineering

Wade Marcum

Tykeson Faculty Scholar in Energy Systems Engineering

Rebecca Webb

Warwick Family Faculty Scholar

Elain Fu

Welty Faculty Fellow

Kyle Niemeyer

James R. Welty Professor in Thermal-Fluid Sciences

James A. Liburdy

Tom and Carmen West Faculty Scholar

Burak Sencer

Robert C. Wilson Faculty Scholar

Yelda Turkan

Named Faculty Positions Held by

Beavers Faculty Fellow in Heavy Engineering Construction Fund

Luis-Angel Gómez-Cunya

Jon and Stephanie DeVaan Chair and Executive Director for Clean Water Initiatives Dorthe Wildenschild
Evans Family Professor in Clean Water Meghna Babbar-Sebens
Stephen Slavens Faculty Scholar in Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering Chih-hung Chang