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Professorships by Area

Cameron School of Business

College of Arts & Sciences

College of Health & Human Services

Watson College of Education

 

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Watson School of Education

Distinguished Professorship Endowments

Professorships allow UNCW to soar to greater altitudes by attracting and retaining the most distinguished scholars. These prestigious awards foster a powerful academic experience by providing salaries, supporting research, and enabling professors to engage in endeavors that will propel discoveries in their fields.

The University of North Carolina Wilmington is proud to highlight our professorships and recognize the individuals who have obtained the title of Distinguished Professor.

Cameron School of Business

Cameron Distinguished Professorship of Accountancy

Distinguished Professor: Joanne Rockness, BS, MBA, MA, PhD
Established by Daniel D. Cameron and Bruce Barclay Cameron, Jr.

Ronald & Cynthia McNeill Distinguished Professorship in Business

Distinguished Professor:
Established by Ronnie & Cyndi McNeill, this professorship demonstrates the McNeill's deep commitment to UNCW. Mr. McNeill is member of the UNCW Board of Trustees.

Progress Energy-Betty Cameron Distinguished Professorship of Entrepreneurship

Distinguished Professor: Stephen Harper, BSBA, MBA, PhD
Established by the CP&L (now Progress Energy) Foundation to honor Daniel D. Cameron's service on the CP&L Board of Directors.

Progress Energy-Gordon C. Hurlbert Distinguished Professorship in Information Systems

Distinguished Professor: Tom Janicki, BS, MBA, PhD
Established by the CP&L (now Progress Energy) Foundation to honor Mr. Hurlbert's service on the CP&L Board of Directors.

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College of Arts & Sciences

Charles & Hannah Block Distinguished Professorship in Jewish History

Distinguished Fellow: Jarrod M. Tanny, BA, MA, PhD
This professorship was established by Frank Block and Mary Levine in honor of their parents, Hannah and Charles Block.

Carl B. Brown Distinguished Professorship in Marine Sciences

Distinguished Professor: Jeffrey L. Wright, BSc, PhD
This professorship was created with a gift from Carl B. Brown in response to the challenge grant of the Board of Governors provided by the Distinguished Professors Endowment Trust Funds established by the NC General Assembly.

Betty & Dan Cameron Family Distinguished Professorship for Innovation in the Non-Profit Sector

Distinguished Professor: Jeffrey Brudney, BA, MA, PhD
Established by Mrs. Cameron and her children: Swanna C. Saltiel, Daniel D. Cameron, Jr., William H. Cameron, Charlotte A. Cameron and Hilda C. Dill.

Will S. DeLoach Distinguished Professorship in Chemistry

Distinguished Professor:
Established by Dr. Will S. DeLoach, the first doctoral-holding chemistry professor at Wilmington College. Dr. DeLoach desired the recipient be a passionate and skilled teacher, a productive researcher and dedicated citizen within the Chemistry Department and in the UNCW community.

Frank Hawkins Kenan Distinguished Professorship in Marine Sciences

Distinguished Professor: Richard A. Satterlie, BS, PhD
This professorship was established by C. D. Spangler, Jr., and the C. D. Spangler Foundation in honor of Frank Hawkins Kenan's extensive and successful efforts on behalf of higher education in North Carolina, and his deep roots in Wilmington.

Thomas S. Kenan III Distinguished Professorship in Creative Writing

Distinguished Professor: Clyde Edgerton, BA, MAT, PhD
The professorship was established by The C.D. Spangler Foundation of Charlotte, NC. It's purpose is to further enhance the reputation of the UNCW Creative Writing program, which has been cited as one of the top five innovative programs nationally.

William R. Kenan, Jr., Distinguished Professorship in Marine Sciences

Distinguished Professor: Daniel G. Baden, BA, PhD
The William R. Kenan, Jr., Charitable Trust provided funds to establish this distinguished professorship in memory of Owen G. Kenan.

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College of Health & Human Services

School of nursing
Irwin Belk Distinguished Professorship in Nursing

Distinguished Professor: Jeanne Kemppainen, RN, PhD
Established by Mr. Irwin "Ike" Belk, in keeping with his distinguished record of generosity in support of education and health, to assist in the recruitment and retention of high quality faculty to the School of Nursing.

Lucy Ann Boddie Brewer Distinguished Professorship in Oncological Nursing

Distinguished Professor: vacant
This professorship was created by the Brewer and Boddie families in memory of Lucy Ann Boddie Brewer to provide support for oncological nursing education at UNCW.

McNeill Distinguished Professorship in Nursing

Distinguished Professor: vacant
This professorship was created by John A. "Sandy" McNeill, and his wife Deborah, to further their strong legacy of support for UNCW, southeastern North Carolina, and higher education. Mr. McNeill is a former chairman of the UNCW Board of Trustees.

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Watson College of Education

Wendy & Dell Murphy Distinguished Professorship in Education

Distinguished Professor: vacant
This professorship was established by Windell H. "Dell" Murphy, Jr., and Wendy F. Murphy to further their strong legacy of support for UNCW, souteastern North Carolina, and higher education. They have consistently made gifts of their time and resources for the betterment of their community and service to UNCW. This professorship is another demonstration of their deep commitment to UNCW. Mrs. Murphy is a past chair of the UNCW Board of Trustees.

Donald R. Watson Distinguished Professorship in Education

Distinguished Professor: Martin Kozloff, BA, MA, PhD
This professorship was created with a gift from Donald R. Watson in response to the challenge grant of the Board of Governors provided by the Distinguished Professors Endowment Trust Funds established by the NC General Assembly.

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