Endowed and Named Faculty Support Funds

Endowed and named faculty support funds provide reliable and lasting support for generation after generation of faculty. These gifts honor nationally and internationally known scholars, educators, researchers and leaders in their fields – empowering them to undertake groundbreaking research, develop exceptional learning opportunities for students and forge new paths in their field.

Read the stories below to learn about the 180+ endowed and named faculty support funds across Oregon State University, and meet the visionary donors who have created them.



College of Agricultural Sciences

Paul G. and Sandra A. Arbuthnot Professor
Baggett-Frazier Vegetable Breeder Professor
Bob and Barbara Bailey Master Gardener Professor
Terence Bradshaw Leadership Academy Professor
Emery Castle Chair in Resource and Rural Economics
Endowed Chair for Marine Mammal Research
Endowed Faculty in Whale Habitats
N.B. and Jacqueline Giustina Professor in Turf Management
Glenn and Mildred Harvey Professor
Grover Family Endowed Chair in Sustainable Urban Landscapes
Hatfield Marine Science Center Endowed Director
William C. Hoffman Professorship in Animal and Rangeland Sciences
George R. Hyslop Professor for Oregon Grass Seed Research and Education
Jacobs-Root Endowed Professor in Food Science and Technology
Klamath Basin Potato Endowed Faculty Scholar
Warren Kronstad Wheat Research Chair
Reub A. Long Professor
Bob and Phyllis Mace Watchable Wildlife Chair
Miner Professor of Biological and Ecological Engineering
Morrow Professor for Natural Resources Extension Education and Applied Research
Northwest Berry Production and Management Professor
Nor'Wester Professor in Fermentation Science
Richard and Betty O'Brien Professor of Extension Viticulture
Oregon Dairy Farmers Association Faculty Scholar in Dairy Production and Management
Oregon Dairy Industries - Bodyfelt Professor
Oregon Hazelnut Industry Endowed Professor
Oregon Potato Research/Extension Professor in honor of Marty Myers
Oregon Wheat Faculty Scholar
Walther H. Ott Professor in Poultry Science
Harold E. and Leona M. Rice Professor in Systematic Entomology
Jaclyn J. Rusch Faculty Scholar in Food Science
Y. Sherry Sheng and Spike Wadsworth Garden Biodiversity Professor
Withycombe Chair in Reproductive Physiology
James and Judith Atwood Youde Faculty Scholar









College of Engineering

Ron and Judy Adams Faculty Scholar
Boeing Professor of Mechanical Engineering Design
Callahan Faculty Scholar in Chemical Engineering
Robert and Meredith Chapman Professorship in Water Supply and Reclamation
CH2M HILL Professor in Civil Engineering
College of Engineering Dean's Professor
Culbertson Faculty Scholar
Cecil and Sally Drinkward Professor in Structural Engineering
Miles Lowell and Margaret Watt Edwards Distinguished Chair in Engineering
Richard and Gretchen Evans Scholar in Humanitarian Engineering
Michael and Judith Gaulke Chair in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Bruce and Linda Hamilton Endowed Faculty Fund in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Ralph W. and Gail H. Hendrickson Professorship in Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering 
Eric H.I. and Janice Hoffman Professor in Civil and Construction Engineering
Glenn Willis Holcomb Professor in Structural Engineering
Peter and Rosalie Johnson Chair in Chemical, Biological & Environmental Engineering
Kearney Dean of Engineering
Kearney Faculty Scholar
James and Shirley Kuse Chair in Chemical Engineering
Ruth and Andrew Lim Faculty Scholar 
John and Jean Loosley Faculty Fellow
Jack R. Meredith Endowed Faculty Scholar
Nesbitt Faculty Scholar in Energy Engineering
Jim and Billie Plasker Faculty Scholar in Geomatics
Hal Pritchett Chair in Construction Engineering Management
Scott and Carol Schaeffer Endowed Chairs
Henry W. and Janice J. Schuette Endowed Chair in Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Health Physics
Henry W. and Janice J. Schuette Professor in Nuclear Science and Engineering
Stephen Slavens Faculty Scholar in Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering
Doug and Jana Tindall Civil and Construction Engineering Faculty Scholar

Tykeson Faculty Scholar in Energy Systems Engineering
Warwick Family Engineering Faculty Scholar
Welty Faculty Fellow
James R. Welty Professor in Thermal-Fluid Sciences
Tom and Carmen West Faculty Scholar
Robert C. Wilson Faculty Scholar