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 OSU's mission lives and breathes.

Named faculty positions bring resources and prestige to OSU, 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, named faculty positions raise the university to a higher level of excellence.

Endowed Positions

Held by

Boeing Professor in Mechanical Engineering Design

Bryony Dupont

Callahan Faculty Scholar in Chemical Engineering

Kelsey Stoerzinger

CH2M HILL Professor in Civil Engineering

Dan Cox

College of Engineering Dean's Professor

Julie Tucker

College of Engineering Dean's Professor

Michael Olsen

James and Marla De Broekert Faculty Scholar


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 Professor in Humanitarian Engineering

Kendra Sharp

Michael and Judith Gaulke Chair in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Tom Weller

Eric H.I. and Janice Hoffman Faculty Scholar in Civil and Construction Engineering

Chris Parrish

Glenn Willis Holcomb Professor in Structural Engineering

Michael Scott

Kearney Faculty Scholar

Rakesh Bobba

Kearney Professor of Engineering

Scott Ashford

James and Shirley Kuse Chair in Chemical Engineering

Greg Herman

John and Jean Loosley Faculty Fellow

Burkan Isgor

Linus Pauling Chair in Chemical Engineering

Philip Harding

Hal Pritchett Chair in Construction Engineering Management

David Trejo

Edward N. Rickert, Jr., Professor

Kathryn Higley

Roy and Ruth Rogers Faculty Scholar


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

Eric R. Smith Professor of Engineering

Harriet Nembhard

Tykeson Faculty Scholar in Energy Systems Engineering

Rebecca Webb

Welty Faculty Fellow

Joshua Gess

James R. Welty Professor in Thermal-Fluid Sciences

James Liburdy

Tom and Carmen West Faculty Scholar

Karl Haapala

Robert C. Wilson Faculty Scholar

Yelda Turkan


Named Positions

Held by

Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Faculty Fund


Stretch Professor of Computer Science

Martin Erwig

Arthur E. Hitsman Faculty Scholar

Chris Hoyle