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College of Arts and Sciences Endowed Chairs

Meet our Endowed Chairs and Professors

Students, staff and faculty at Creighton’s College of Arts and Sciences benefit from working closely with some of the world’s most talented scholars: our endowed chair holders and professors.

Endowed Chairs

Joella Cohen Endowed Chair in Journalism (2019)

Carol Zuegner, PhD, chairholder
Associate Professor and Chair of Department of Journalism, Media and Computing


Rev. John P. Schlegel, SJ, Distinguished Professorship in Politics and Government (2015)

Richard Witmer, PhD, chairholder
Professor of Political Science


The Frederick H. and Anna K. Scheerer Chair in Mathematics (2013)

Davender Malik, PhD, chairholder
Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science


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

Eileen C. Burke-Sullivan, STD, Chairholder
Associate Professor of Theology; Vice Provost for Mission and Ministry; Director of the Online Master of Arts in Ministry and Associate Director of the Master of Christian Spirituality program


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

Lance Nielsen, PhD, chairholder
Professor of Mathematics


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

J. Patrick Murray, PhD, chairholder
Professor of Philosophy


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

Todd Salzman, PhD, Chairholder
Professor of Theology


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

Catherine Baker, PhD, chairholder
Assistant Professor in Computer Science; research interest is in the area of accessibility, creating technology for people with disabilities


The Philip M. & Ethel Klutznick Endowed Chair in Jewish Civilization (1988)

Leonard J. Greenspoon, PhD, chairholder
Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations; author; Jewish civilization scholar; noted worldwide speaker


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

Erika Kirby, PhD, chairholder
Professor of Communication Studies​


Endowed Professorships

The Rev. Michael G. Morrison, SJ, Professorship in History (2017)

Britta McEwen, PhD
Associate Professor of History


The Casper Professorship (2014)

Heather Fryer, PhD
Associate Professor of History; Director of the American Studies program


The Timms Professorship (2014)

Lydia Cooper, PhD
Associate Professor of English, Director of the Magis Core Curriculum​​