The Endowed Chair At Creighton University
Both the donor and the recipient of an endowed chair become part of the legacy of Creighton University, a tradition of excellence in teaching and research nurtured through the years. Chairholders are scholars whose talents will leave an indelible mark on their fields, their students and their colleagues.
Those who choose to endow a Chair know their names will be linked to quality education for generations to come.
Creighton University is proud of the following Endowed Chairs which are currently active:
The John A. Creighton University Professor (1983)
Robert P. Heaney, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.I.N., Chairholder
World-renowned for his more than 40 years of advancements
in understanding osteoporosis and human calcium physiology.
The Charles & Mary Heider Endowed Jesuit Faculty Chair (1994)
Rev. Donald A. Doll, S.J., Chairholder
Vision Quest, Men Women & Sacred Sites of the Sioux Nation,
CD-ROM, Exhibits, Red Cloud, Landmines in Angola & Bosnia,
Kodak Crystal Eagle Award.
Anna & Donald Waite Chair in Jesuit Education (2011)
College of Arts & Sciences
The A.F. Jacobson Chair in Communication (1980)
John J. O'Keefe, Ph.D., Chairholder
Professor of Theology
Specializes in Patristic theology; particular interests in early
Christian biblical commentary, doctrinal development and,
currently, theology and the environment
The Philip M. & Ethel Klutznick Endowed Chair in Jewish Civilization (1988)
The Clare Boothe Luce Faculty Chair for Women in Science (1992)
Mackenzie Taylor, Ph.D., Chairholder
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology
Research interest in plant reproductive biology
The Amelia B. & Emil G. Graff Faculty Chair in Catholic Theological Studies (1997)
M. Dennis Hamm, S.J., Ph.D., Chairholder
Professor of New Testament in the Department of Theology.
The John C. Kenefick Faculty Chair in the Humanities (1998)
John N. Mordeson, Ph.D. Endowed Chair in Mathematics (2006)
John N. Mordeson, Ph.D., Chairholder
Professor of Mathematics and Department Chair.
The Barbara Reardon Heaney Chair in Pastoral Liturgical Theology (2011)
Eileen C. Burke-Sullivan, S.T.D., Chairholder
Associate Professor of Theology
Director of the Online Master of Arts in Ministry
Associate Director of the Master of Christian Spirituality program
Heider College of Business
The Robert B. Daugherty Endowed Chair in Business Ethics and Society (1981)
Beverly Kracher, Ph.D., Chairholder
Professor of Business Ethics and Society,
Executive Director of the Greater Omaha
Business Ethics Alliance
The Jack A. MacAllister Endowed Chair in Regional Economics (1992)
Ernest P. Goss, Ph.D., Chairholder
Creighton University’s widely quoted expert on business
and economics. Dr. Goss' monthly business conditions
index survey is cited in some 100 newspapers.
The Jack & Joan McGraw Endowed Chair in Information Technology Management (1997)
The John P. Begley Endowed Chair in Accounting (1973)
Tom D. Lewis, Ph.D., Chairholder
Associate Professor of Accounting
Department of Accounting Chair.
Union Pacific Endowed Chair in Accounting (2007)
Jack L. Krogstad, Ph.D., C.P.A., Chairholder
Professor of Accounting.
The Dr. C.C. & Mabel L. Criss Endowed Chair in Health Sciences (1996)
School of Law
The A.A. & Ethel Yossem Endowed Chair in Legal Ethics (1991)
Richard Collin Mangrum, S.J.D., Chairholder
Professor of Law, author, recipient of the National Alpha Sigma
Nu Book Award for 1989 and the Outstanding Law Faculty
Award in 1998.
The Connie Kearney Endowed Chair in Clinical Legal Education (2001)
McGrath North Mullin & Kratz Endowed Chair in Business Law (2006)
Allen A. Sekt Endowed Chair in Law (2009)
Ralph U. Whitten, J.D., L.L.M., Chairholder
Professor of Law
School of Medicine
The Peekie Nash Carpenter Endowed Chair in Medicine (1992)
Devendra Agrawal, Ph.D. (Med. Sciences), MBA, MS (ITM), FAAAAI, FAHA, Chairholder
Professor of Biomedical Sciences
Associate Dean for Translational Research
Director, Center for Clinical & Translational Science
The Dr. Harry E. Stuckenhoff Endowed Chair in Surgery (1993)
Robert J. Fitzgibbons, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S., Chairholder
Professor of Surgery, Chief of General Surgery Division.
The Dr. Roland L. Kleeberger Endowed Chair (1996).
The Tenet Healthcare Endowed Chair (1998)
The Harold J. Bonnstetter Endowed Chair in Preventive Medicine (1999)
Brian W. Loggie, M.D., C.M, F.R.C.S.C., F.A.C.S., Chairholder
Professor of Surgery, Chief of Surgical Oncology Division,
Director of Cancer Biology Program.
The Dr. & Mrs. Arnold W. Lempka Endowed Chair in Surgery (2001)
The Charles F. & Mary C. Heider Endowed Chair in Cancer Research (2004)
Henry T. Lynch, M.D., Chairholder
Professor of Medicine, Chair of Preventive Medicine Department.
Sheila and James J. Shea Family Endowed Chair in Anesthesiology (2006)
James L. Manion, M.D., Chairholder
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and
Vice Chair of Department.
Dr. Paul S. Mahoney Endowed Chair in Radiology & Medical Imaging (2008)
Martin L. Goldman, M.D., Chairholder
Professor of Radiology and Chair of Department.
August H. Bergman, M.D. Endowed Chair in Cardiology (2008)
Aryan N. Mooss, M.D., Chairholder
Professor of Medicine
School of Dentistry
The Dr. Raymond W. Shaddy Endowed Chair in Operative Dentistry (1994)
Dennis R. Higginbotham, D.D.S. '67, Chairholder
Associate Professor of General Dentistry
Director of Continuing Dental Education.
The Dr. Oscar S. Belzer Endowed Chair in Dentistry (1997)
Terry M. Wilwerding, D.D.S., M.S.Ed., M.S., F.A.C.D., Chairholder
Professor, Department of Prosthodontics
Co-Director, ILAC Dental Program
Dr. Edward J. "Eddie" and Neta DeRose Endowed Chair in Dentistry (2006)
James H. Howard, D.D.S, M.S., Chairholder
Associate Dean for Clinical Services, Director of Clinics.
The Dr. Philip Maschka Chair for Ethics in Dentistry (2011)
Gary H. Westerman, D.D.S., M.S., Chairholder
Professor and Chair of Community and Preventive Dentistry,
faculty associate in Center for Health Policy & Ethics,
member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon,
Fellow of the American College of Dentists
and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
School of Nursing
Dr. C. C. and Mabel L. Criss and Drs. Gilbert and Clinton Beirne Endowed Chair in Nursing (2007)
Joan Ortmeier Lappe Ph.D., R.N., Chairholder
Professor of Nursing and Professor of Medicine,
Director of Clinical and Pediatric Studies, Osteoporosis
School of Pharmacy & Health Professions
The Gilbert F. Taffe Jr., Endowed Chair (2000)
Alekha K. Dash, R.Ph., Ph.D., Chairholder
Professor of Pharmacy Sciences.