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Endowed Academic Chairs

At Santa Clara University, faculty scholarship is recognized by appointment to a professorship ("chair"). These important honors are provided by generous donors who know that the creation of knowledge is a significant part of a University's mission, and desire to see it sustained over generations.

The following faculty members hold endowed chairs/professorships in the School of Engineering:


Ruth E.  Davisimage

Ruth E. Davis

Computer Engineering
Lee and Seymour Graff Professor

Christopher Kittsimage

Christopher Kitts

Mechanical Engineering
William and Janice Terry Professor

Nam Lingimage

Nam Ling

Computer Engineering
Sanfilippo Family Professor

Edwin Maurerimage

Edwin Maurer

Civil Engineering
Robert W. Peters Professor

Alfonso Ortegaimage

Alfonso Ortega

Mechanical Engineering
John M. Sobrato Professor

Sukhmander Singhimage

Sukhmander Singh

Civil Engineering
Wilmot J. Nicholson Family Professor

Sally Woodimage

Sally Wood

Electrical Engineering
Thomas J. Bannan Professor

Yuling Yanimage

Yuling Yan

Packard Junior Faculty Fellow