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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:

All University

The John A. Creighton University Professor (1983)

Robert P. Heaney, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.I.N., ChairholderRobert P. Heaney, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.I.N., Chairholder
E-mail: rheaney@creighton.edu
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., ChairholderRev. Donald A. Doll, S.J., Chairholder
E-mail: dollsj@creighton.edu
Website: magis.creighton.edu
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)


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College of Arts & Sciences

The A.F. Jacobson Chair in Communication (1980)

John J. O'Keefe, Ph.D., Chairholder  John J. O'Keefe, Ph.D., Chairholder
  E-mail: jokeefe@creighton.edu
  Website: moses.creighton.edu/okeefe
  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)

Leonard J. Greenspoon, Ph.D., ChairholderLeonard J. Greenspoon, Ph.D., Chairholder
E-mail: ljgrn@creighton.edu
Website: www.creighton.edu/ccas/klutznick/
Author, Jewish civilization scholar, noted worldwide speaker.

The Clare Boothe Luce Faculty Chair for Women in Science (1992)

  Mackenzie Taylor, Ph.D., Chairholder
 E-mail: MackenzieTaylor@creighton.edu
 Assistant Professor, Department of Biology
 Research interest in plant reproductive biology

The Amelia B. & Emil G. Graff Faculty Chair in Catholic Theological Studies (1997)

Dennis HammJ. William Harmless, S.J., Ph.D. (Boston College), Chairholder
E-mail: wharmless@creighton.edu
Professor of Historical Theology; Patristic Studies in the Department of Theology

The John C. Kenefick Faculty Chair in the Humanities (1998)

Wendy Wright, Ph.D., Wendy Wright, Ph.D., Chairholder
E-mail: wmwright@creighton.edu
Professor of Theology.

John N. Mordeson, Ph.D. Endowed Chair in Mathematics (2006)

John N. Mordeson, Ph.D., Chairholder John N. Mordeson, Ph.D., Chairholder
E-mail: JohnMordeson@creighton.edu
Professor of Mathematics and Department Chair.

The Barbara Reardon Heaney Chair in Pastoral Liturgical Theology (2011)

  Eileen C. Burke-Sullivan, S.T.D., Chairholder
  E-mail: e_burkesullivan@creighton.edu
  Associate Professor of Theology
  Director of the Online Master of Arts in Ministry
  Associate Director of the Master of Christian Spirituality program

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Heider College of Business

The Robert B. Daugherty Endowed Chair in Business Ethics and Society (1981)

  Beverly Kracher, Ph.D., Chairholder
  E-mail: beverlyk@creighton.edu
  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., ChairholderErnest P. Goss, Ph.D., Chairholder
E-mail: ernieg@creighton.edu
Website: economicoutlook.creighton.edu
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)

Ravi Nath, Ph.D., ChairholderRavi Nath, Ph.D., Chairholder
E-mail: rnath@creighton.edu
Website: ecommerce.creighton.edu/nath/
Professor of Information Systems & Technology and
Department Chair.

The John P. Begley Endowed Chair in Accounting (1973)

Tom D. Lewis, Ph.D., Chairholder
E-mail: tlewis@creighton.edu
Associate Professor of Accounting
Department of Accounting Chair.

Union Pacific Endowed Chair in Accounting (2007)

Jack L. Krogstad, Ph.D., ChairholderJack L. Krogstad, Ph.D., C.P.A., Chairholder
E-mail: JackKrogstad@creighton.edu
Professor of Accounting.

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Health Sciences

The Dr. C.C. & Mabel L. Criss Endowed Chair in Health Sciences (1996)

Amy M. Haddad, Ph.D., ChairholderAmy M. Haddad, Ph.D., Chairholder
E-mail: AmyHaddad@creighton.edu
Website: chpe.creighton.edu/people/profiles/haddad.htm
Professor and Director of the Center for Health Policy & Ethics.

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School of Law

The A.A. & Ethel Yossem Endowed Chair in Legal Ethics (1991)

Richard Collin Mangrum, S.J.D., ChairholderRichard Collin Mangrum, S.J.D., Chairholder
E-mail: mangrum@creighton.edu
Website: http://www.creighton.edu/law/
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)

Catherine Mahern, J.D., ChairholderCatherine Mahern, J.D., Chairholder
E-mail: katemahern@creighton.edu
Website: http://www.creighton.edu/law/
Associate Professor of Law and Clinic Director of
The Milton R. Abrahams Legal Clinic.

McGrath North Mullin & Kratz Endowed Chair in Business Law (2006)

Edward A. Morse, J.D., ChairholderEdward A. Morse, J.D., Chairholder
E-mail: morse@creighton.edu
Website: economictrends.blogspot.com/
Professor of Law, with scholarship and teaching
focus on business and taxation issues.

Allen A. Sekt Endowed Chair in Law (2009)

Ralph U. Whitten, J.D., L.L.M., Chairholder
Email: rwhitten@creighton.edu
Professor of Law

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School of Medicine

The Peekie Nash Carpenter Endowed Chair in Medicine (1992)

Devandra Agrawal, Ph.D., ChairholderDevendra Agrawal, Ph.D. (Med. Sciences), MBA, MS (ITM), FAAAAI, FAHA, Chairholder
E-mail: dkagr@creighton.edu
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., ChairholderRobert J. Fitzgibbons, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S., Chairholder
E-mail: fitzjr@creighton.edu
Professor of Surgery, Chief of General Surgery Division.

The Dr. Roland L. Kleeberger Endowed Chair (1996).

Donald R. Frey, M.D., Chairholder
Email: donaldfrey@creighton.edu
Associate Professor, Family Medicine
Vice President for Health Sciences

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

Brian W. Loggie, M.D., C.M, F.R.C.S.C., F.A.C.S., Chairholder 
Email: bloggie@creighton.edu
Professor of Surgery, Chief of Surgical Oncology Division,
Director of Cancer Biology Program.

The Dr. & Mrs. Arnold W. Lempka Endowed Chair in Surgery (2001)

Jeffrey T. Sugimoto, M.D., ChairholderJeffrey T. Sugimoto, M.D., Chairholder
E-mail: JeffreySugimoto@creighton.edu
Website: http://medicine .creighton.edu/ Surgery/cm/
Professor of Surgery and Chairman of Department.

The Charles F. & Mary C. Heider Endowed Chair in Cancer Research (2004)

Henry T. Lynch, M.D., ChairholderHenry T. Lynch, M.D., Chairholder
E-mail: htlynch@creighton.edu
Professor of Medicine, Chair of Preventive Medicine Department.

Sheila and James J. Shea Family Endowed Chair in Anesthesiology (2006)

James L. Manion, M.D., ChairholderJames L. Manion, M.D., Chairholder
E-mail: JAMESMANION2@creighton.edu
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
E-mail: MartinGoldman@creighton.edu
Professor of Radiology and Chair of Department.

August H. Bergman, M.D. Endowed Chair in Cardiology (2008)

  Aryan N. Mooss, M.D., Chairholder
  E-mail: anmooss@cardiac.creighton.edu
  Professor of Medicine


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School of Dentistry

The Dr. Raymond W. Shaddy Endowed Chair in Operative Dentistry (1994)

Dennis R. Higginbotham, D.D.S. '67, Chairholder
E-mail: DennisHigginbotham@creighton.edu
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
E-mail: TerryWilwerding@creighton.edu
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., ChairholderJames H. Howard, D.D.S, M.S., Chairholder
E-mail: JAMESHOWARD@creighton.edu
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 Gary H. Westerman, D.D.S., M.S., Chairholder
  E-mail: ghwester@creighton.edu
  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.

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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., ChairholderJoan Ortmeier Lappe Ph.D., R.N., Chairholder
E-mail: JOANLAPPE@creighton.edu
Professor of Nursing and Professor of Medicine,
Director of Clinical and Pediatric Studies, Osteoporosis
Research Center.

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School of Pharmacy & Health Professions

The Gilbert F. Taffe Jr., Endowed Chair (2000)

Alekha K. Dash, R.Ph., Ph.D., ChairholderAlekha K. Dash, R.Ph., Ph.D., Chairholder
Email: AlekhaDash@creighton.edu
Professor of Pharmacy Sciences.

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